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American Academy of Ophthalmology to Launch its First Open Access Journal in Early 2021

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced plans to expand the Ophthalmology family of journals to include Ophthalmology Science, an online open access journal.
2-Jul-2020 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Nation’s Ophthalmologists Issue New Advice This July 4th

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Ophthalmic Trauma are concerned that trips to the hospital for fireworks-related injuries will mirror this spike in fireworks sales.
1-Jul-2020 12:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Majority of House of Representatives Supports Prior Authorization Relief Bill

Introduced by Reps. Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.), Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Roger Marshall, MD, (R-Kan.) and Ami Bera, MD, (D-Calif.), this legislation would help protect America’s seniors from unnecessary delays in care by streamlining and standardizing...
12-Jun-2020 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Nation’s Ophthalmologists Condemn Use of Tear Gas and Rubber Bullets

This week, tear gas and rubber bullets blinded at least two Americans and caused serious eye injuries in many others. Life-altering eye injuries are a common result of urban warfare and rioting, worldwide. The American Academy of Ophthalmology...
4-Jun-2020 5:35 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Your Ophthalmologist is Ready to See You

As all 50 states begin to reopen to some degree, the American Academy of Ophthalmology wants to share how ophthalmologists are working to protect their patients and staff.
21-May-2020 2:35 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Ophthalmologists Zoom to Capitol Hill

More than 200 ophthalmologists from 40 states today are Zooming or teleconferencing with lawmakers and their staffs in Washington, D.C. to push for congressional support for measures that will help physician practices survive the COVID-19 pandemic...
12-May-2020 6:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Six Things Your Ophthalmologist Wants You to Know About Coronavirus

The American Academy of Ophthalmology shares eye health tips and advice to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
8-Apr-2020 2:15 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Genentech to Extend Payment Terms for LUCENTIS® (ranibizumab injection)

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Genentech today announced that it will temporarily extend physician payment terms for Lucentis purchases from authorized distributors to 120 days.
30-Mar-2020 6:05 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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