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New Study Confirms Mediterranean Diet Prevents a Leading Cause of Blindness

Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in the United States.
30-Sep-2018 11:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Is Too Much Screen Time Harming Children’s Vision?

Does digital eyestrain cause lasting damage? Should children use reading or computer glasses? As kids go back to school this month for more time with screens and books, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is arming parents with the facts, so they...
6-Aug-2018 2:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Contact Lens Care: You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its other partners to promote Contact Lens Health Week, August 20-24. This year’s campaign theme is...
1-Aug-2018 2:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches New Scientific Journal Dedicated to Glaucoma Research

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the launch of Ophthalmology® Glaucoma, a new scientific journal focused exclusively on glaucoma. As development of next-generation glaucoma devices and drugs surges, Ophthalmology Glaucoma...
30-Jul-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Award Grants for Big Data Research to Advance Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy) and Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) today announced the first recipients of the Research to Prevent Blindness/American Academy of Ophthalmology Award for IRIS® Registry Research.
18-Jul-2018 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Sunglasses: Your Prescription for Eye Health

This summer, the American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds you that sunglasses are more than a bold fashion statement, they are a smart health choice.
15-Jul-2018 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Reiterates Long-standing Guidance on LASIK Patient Education

– The American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s leading professional association of eye physicians and surgeons, today reiterated its long-standing guidance for patients considering LASIK vision correction surgery. The possible...
14-Jun-2018 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Genome Surgery for Eye Disease Moves Closer to Reality

Researchers from Columbia University have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease, retinitis pigmentosa.
11-May-2018 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Thinking About Hitching a Ride on a Mission to Mars? Here’s One Hazard You Haven’t Considered

One risk of space flight is a possible danger to vision. Retired NASA astronaut David Wolf, M.D., will discuss how space flight affects eyes on in a keynote address at a conference of leading eye physicians and surgeons, hosted by the American...
17-Apr-2018 4:05 PM EDT


Ophthalmology Experts Available to Comment on Increase in Nearsightedness

8-May-2015 7:05 PM EDT

Eye MD Expert Comment Available Re JAMA Study: Diabetes 2 Epidemic Impacting Younger People's Vision

11-Dec-2012 4:05 PM EST

American Academy of Ophthalmology Experts Available Re: Diabetic Retinopathy, an Increasingly Common Cause of Blindness

9-Nov-2012 10:15 AM EST

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The mission of the American Academy of Ophthalmology is to advance the lifelong learning and professional interests of ophthalmologists (Eye M.D.s) to ensure that the public can obtain the best possible eye care.


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