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24 Apr, 2017, 05:30 ET Las mujeres se enfrentan a un mayor riesgo de ceguera que los hombres

Los estudios muestran que existe una brecha entre los hombres y las mujeres respecto de enfermedades de los ojos. Las mujeres tienen más...


24 Apr, 2017, 05:30 ET Women Face Higher Risk of Blindness Than Men

Studies show there is a gender gap in eye disease. Women are more likely than men to suffer from sight-threatening conditions such as age-related...


06 Apr, 2017, 20:03 ET Los oftalmólogos instan a proteger los ojos durante la práctica de deportes recreativos y profesionales

Un nuevo estudio muestra que alrededor de 30,000 personas en los Estados Unidos acuden a las salas de emergencia cada año con lesiones...


06 Apr, 2017, 14:10 ET Ophthalmologists Urge Eye Protection For Recreational And Professional Sports

New research shows that about 30,000 people in the U.S. go to emergency departments each year with sports-related eye injuries, a substantially...


21 Mar, 2017, 11:02 ET Declaración de la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología sobre el empleo de la terapia de células madre como tratamiento para las enfermedades oculares

Un artículo publicado recientemente en el New England Journal of Medicine destaca las preocupaciones que la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología...


20 Mar, 2017, 20:47 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Statement on Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Eye Disease

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights concerns that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has previously expressed...


17 Mar, 2017, 20:51 ET Declaración de la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología sobre el empleo de la terapia de células madre como tratamiento para las enfermedades oculares

Declaración atribuible a: David W. Parke, II, Doctor en Medicina. CEO, Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología "La Academia Estadounidense de...


28 Feb, 2017, 18:58 ET Los oftalmólogos afirman que 90% de las lesiones oculares relacionadas con el trabajo pueden evitarse con dispositivos de protección ocular

La seguridad laboral es mucho más que evitar resbalones, caídas y cargar objetos pesados. Cuidar los ojos debe ser una de nuestras principales...


28 Feb, 2017, 12:46 ET Ophthalmologists Say 90 Percent of Work-Related Eye Injuries Can be Avoided by Wearing Eye Protection

On-the-job safety goes well beyond avoiding slips, falls, and heavy lifting. Caring for your eyes should be a high priority and part of an overall...


01 Feb, 2017, 11:24 ET Estudiantes con discapacidades visuales se beneficiarán con la iniciativa de oftalmólogos e importantes organizaciones de servicios para la visión

Los estudiantes con deficiencias visuales de todo Estados Unidos tienen ahora la oportunidad de experimentar la alegría de leer mediante el uso de...


01 Feb, 2017, 07:30 ET Visually Impaired Students to Benefit from Collaboration Among Ophthalmologists and Leading Vision Service Organizations

Visually impaired students across the United States now have an opportunity to experience the joy of reading through the use of assisted...


30 Jan, 2017, 21:37 ET La mayoría de los estadounidenses desconoce una de las principales causas de ceguera en la población de adultos mayores

La degeneración macular relacionada con la edad (AMD) es una de las principales causas de ceguera entre adultos mayores, pues afecta a...


30 Jan, 2017, 14:10 ET Most Americans Unaware of One of the Leading Causes of Blindness Among Seniors

Age-related Macular Degeneration is one of the leading causes of blindness among seniors, affecting approximately 2.1 million people nationwide[1]....


21 Dec, 2016, 06:00 ET La detección temprana del glaucoma es crucial para su tratamiento

El glaucoma es una de las principales causas de pérdida de visión en todo el mundo. Afecta a más de 3 millones de personas en los Estados...


21 Dec, 2016, 06:00 ET Early Detection Critical to Treating Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss worldwide. It affects more than 3 million people in the United States—nearly half of whom are...


30 Nov, 2016, 22:20 ET Cinco consejos para evitar lesiones oculares relacionadas con los juguetes

Estamos en plena temporada de compras de fin de año y la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología le recuerda al público tener en cuenta...


30 Nov, 2016, 19:01 ET Five Tips to Avoid Toy-Related Eye Injuries

With the holiday shopping season now in full swing, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public to keep in mind certain safety...


29 Nov, 2016, 14:44 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price, M.D., to Lead U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Statement attributable to: David W. Parke, II, M.D., CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Rep. Tom Price, M.D., one of the nation's most...


20 Oct, 2016, 17:36 ET Sixty Percent of Americans with Diabetes Skip Annual Sight-Saving Exams

People with diabetes are at increased risk of developing serious eye diseases, yet most do not have sight-saving annual eye exams, according to a...


18 Oct, 2016, 14:01 ET Trailblazers in Medical and Surgical Eye Care Honored at AAO 2016

Some of the world's most influential leaders in medical and surgical eye care were honored this week in front of a crowd of thousands of eye...


18 Oct, 2016, 12:46 ET Minimally Invasive Alternative to Corneal Transplantation May Improve Outcomes in People with a Degenerative Eye Disease

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with a degenerative eye disease, suggest five-year results from a study presented at AAO...


18 Oct, 2016, 12:19 ET Cutting-Edge Treatments May Help People with Aging Eyes See Up Close Without Reading Glasses

Researchers are testing cutting-edge treatments for people who want to see up close without reading glasses and finding promising results,...


17 Oct, 2016, 13:30 ET Wearable Artificial Vision Device Shows Promise in Helping People Who Are Legally Blind "Read"

A unique wearable artificial vision device may help people who are legally blind "read" and recognize faces. It may also help these individuals...


17 Oct, 2016, 13:30 ET Patients Unsuitable for LASIK Could Benefit from Vision Correction Surgery Using Intraocular Lenses

People who are unsuitable for LASIK because of moderate or extreme nearsightedness or severe astigmatism may benefit from a surgical procedure...


16 Oct, 2016, 13:30 ET Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet with Antioxidants May Cut Age-Related Macular Degeneration Risk by More than a Third

People who closely follow the Mediterranean diet – especially by eating fruit – may be more than a third less likely to develop age-related macular...