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House Panel Advances Prior Authorization Relief Bill

The House Ways and Means Committee today voted unanimously to advance the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act of 2022 (H.R. 8487), positioning the bill for passage in Congress possibly this fall.
27-Jul-2022 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What Ophthalmologists Want You to Know About Kids and Concussion

Concussion is a common injury in childhood, affecting about 1.4 million children and adolescents annually in the United States. The good news is that most of these visual symptoms resolve on their own by four weeks.
18-Jul-2022 5:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Win for Patients: Aetna Drops Prior Authorization for Most Cataract Surgeries

After a year of sustained advocacy from the ophthalmology community, Aetna announced this week that it will no longer require pre-approval for cataract surgeries starting July 1, 2022.
30-Jun-2022 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Suggests Alcohol May Not Be Safe for People with Age-related Macular Degeneration

A recent study published in Current Eye Research evaluated seven studies looking at the relationship between alcohol consumption and AMD. The researchers found that moderate to high alcohol consumption was linked to a higher incidence of early AMD,...
28-Feb-2022 4:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

American Academy of Ophthalmology Appoints Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal, Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the appointment of Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, as Editor-in-Chief of its flagship journal, Ophthalmology, the most widely read clinical publication within the medical specialty of...
26-Jan-2022 5:10 PM EST Add to Favorites

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What Do Christie Brinkley and Bono Have in Common?

Both supermodel Christie Brinkley and Bono, the lead singer of U2, were diagnosed with glaucoma during a routine eye exam. Both were also surprised by the diagnosis since they weren’t experiencing problems with their vision.
18-Jan-2022 5:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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American Academy of Ophthalmology to Advance Equity in Children’s Vision and Eye Health Through Education, Advocacy, and Partnerships

Ending inequities in healthcare will require teamwork. That’s why the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Prevent Blindness teamed up to launch the Children’s Vision Equity Alliance (CVEA).
11-Jan-2022 4:45 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Robert E. Wiggins Jr., MD, Gifted Physician and Practice Administrator, to Lead the American Academy of Ophthalmology in 2022

Robert E. Wiggins Jr., MD, MHA, this week begins his one-year term as the 126th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
6-Jan-2022 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Halloween is Back. Scare Up the Fun, Not the Scary Eye Infections

The American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to only buy decorative contacts from retailers who require a prescription and sell FDA-approved products.
8-Oct-2021 2:05 PM EDT

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Don’t add a Champagne Cork Mishap to the 2020 Dumpster Fire

Ophthalmologists, physicians specializing in medical and surgical eye care, say exploding corks can cause a wide range of eye injuries.
16-Dec-2020 12:00 PM EST

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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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