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New Museum of the Eye Exhibit Explores the Eye as a Cultural Symbol, From Ancient to Modern Times

The Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye®, the world’s only free, public museum dedicated to the science of sight, today announced the opening of Decoding the Eye: Signs and Symbols, a new exhibit exploring how the eye appears as a symbol throughout...
10-May-2023 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Big Data Research into Leading Cause of Childhood Blindness Gets Boost from FDA Grant

The FDA awarded the American Academy of Ophthalmology and Verana Health funding to support research into pediatric cataract surgery.
18-Jan-2023 3:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Dan Briceland, MD, Begins Term as 2023 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Dan Briceland, MD, this week begins his one-year term as the 127th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
3-Jan-2023 1:35 PM EST Add to Favorites

Eye Exams Save Lives

Most people are surprised to learn that early signs of serious medical conditions affecting your body can be detected in the eyes.
13-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Potential Breakthrough Treatment for a Leading Cause of Blindness

A new AMD drug has shown it can slow the progression of this devastating eye condition.
2-Oct-2022 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Research Shows Half of Childhood Blindness in the US is Preventable

Researchers used data from the IRIS Registry to get a cross-sectional view of childhood blindness in the US.
2-Oct-2022 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Right Combination of Vitamins May Help Prevent Glaucoma

Researchers found that people who consumed high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E, either as supplements or through food, were 47 percent less likely to develop glaucoma.
30-Sep-2022 11:10 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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New Study Shows People with Glaucoma are at Significant Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease

A large, nationwide study from Taiwan shows that people with normal-tension glaucoma are at high risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease.
30-Sep-2022 10:05 AM 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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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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