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Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here’s What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to be screened, especially if you are at increased risk of glaucoma.
14-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Survey Reveals Most Americans Know a Lot Less About Eye Health Than They Think They Do: Here’s Why That’s a Problem

A new survey has uncovered key gaps in American’s knowledge of eye health, and what they don’t know is putting them at risk of vision loss.
13-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Anne L. Coleman, MD, PhD, Begins Terms as 2020 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Anne L Coleman, M.D., Ph.D., has begun her one-year term as the 124th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
8-Jan-2020 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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AAO and ASCRS Launch Ophthovation™ Joint Venture to Deliver Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences

Two of the world’s largest ophthalmic organizations have finalized their joint venture Ophthovation™ to develop business conferences that accelerate innovation in ophthalmology called the Ophthovation™ Conference.
9-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Here’s How to Find out if Your Halloween Contact Lenses are Illegal

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is urging people to buy decorative contact lenses only from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.
25-Oct-2019 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Using AI to Screen for Diabetic Eye Disease Feasible in the Real World

New research shows that an automated, artificial intelligence (AI) screening system accurately detects diabetic retinopathy 95.5 percent of the time.
13-Oct-2019 4:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sleep Apnea Linked to Blinding Eye Disease in People With Diabetes

New research from Taiwan shows that severe sleep apnea is a risk factor for developing diabetic macular edema, a complication of diabetes that can cause vision loss or blindness.
10-Oct-2019 12:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Leaders in Medical and Surgical Eye Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to their patients and their profession.
13-Oct-2019 5:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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PubMed Approves Ophthalmology Retina for Indexing

The National Library of Medicine has accepted Ophthalmology® Retina for inclusion in Medline/PubMed, the first time it has accepted a printed, monthly U.S. ophthalmology journal in 12 years.
26-Mar-2019 3:00 PM EDT

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Spring Break Travel Advisory: Pack Backup Contact Lens Supplies to Avoid Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are joining the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to offer spring break safety tips so travelers spend their time on the beach, not in the emergency room
4-Mar-2019 4:00 PM EST

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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

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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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