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First Alternative to Eye Injections for Age-related Macular Degeneration Shown Effective

An implant that delivers medication to the back of the eye was found to effectively treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) for at least six months.
15-Nov-2021 12:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

People with Mild Thyroid Eye Disease Also Benefit from New, Breakthrough Treatment

A new study presented today at AAO 2021, the 125th annual meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, shows that even patients with mild inflammation can experience a reduction in eye bulging with Tepezza.
15-Nov-2021 11:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

New Eye Cancer Therapy Shown to Target Cancer Cells, Spare Vision

A new laser-activated nanoparticle promises to target and destroy eye cancer cells and preserve vision.
15-Nov-2021 10:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

Can’t Get Relief From Dry Eye? New Research May Explain Why

New research from the University of Miami suggests the answer to dry eye may lie in the way the nervous system reacts to pain.
15-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Updated Cataract PPP Raises Questions About Same-Day Bilateral Cataract Surgery and Office-based Cataract Surgery

The American Academy of Ophthalmology recognizes that immediate sequential bilateral cataract surgery (ISBCS) has the potential for some positive implications for patients.
15-Nov-2021 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Want to Ditch Your Glasses After Cataract Surgery? This New Artificial Lens May Help

A new study released at AAO 2021 showed that a new kind of artificial lens allowed over 90 percent of patients to see well enough that they no longer needed glasses.
13-Nov-2021 2:25 PM EST Add to Favorites

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New Research Shows Virtual School Can Harm Children’s Vision

New research confirms that increased screen time did lead to more eye strain in children, as well as a more troubling eye condition called convergence insufficiency, which can cause difficulty reading.
13-Nov-2021 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

It’s Medicare Open Enrollment Time: Beware of Plan Restrictions That Limit Access to Sight-Saving Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) are urging consumers to be aware of insurance policies that can limit their access to sight-saving procedures and treatments.
1-Nov-2021 2:50 PM EDT 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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