The Academy has called on both the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to take steps to better ensure public safety associated with treatments outside of FDA-approved clinical trials. Good research is being performed under FDA-approved trials by innovative clinician-scientists and tragedy associated with non-approved use of stem cells threatens the conduct and impact of this high-quality science.
The public and patients can learn more about stem cells and eye care by visiting the Academy's EyeSmart® public education website. EyeSmart is the leading online source for ophthalmic information. The content is written and approved by Academy member eye physicians and surgeons.
About the American Academy of Ophthalmology
The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons. A global community of 32,000 medical doctors, we protect sight and empower lives by setting the standards for ophthalmic education and advocating for our patients and the public. We innovate to advance our profession and to ensure the delivery of the highest-quality eye care. Our EyeSmart® program provides the public with the most trusted information about eye health. For more information, visit aao.org.
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