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Feb 17, 2015, 10:37 ET
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Generic Drug Use Shown to Improve Medication Adherence in People with Glaucoma

In the first study to examine the impact of a reduction in glaucoma medication copay on patient adherence, researchers in Michigan have found a...

Feb 05, 2015, 06:00 ET
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Lower-income Students in China Found to Have Better Vision than Middle-class Peers

In one of the largest population-based studies ever conducted on nearsightedness in children, researchers have discovered that lower-income...

Feb 02, 2015, 11:18 ET
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Seniors: Don't Be Blinded by Old Notions of Eye Disease

 Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans, but new treatments have dramatically changed...

Jan 13, 2015, 12:05 ET
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Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., Begins Term as President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Russell N. Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., has begun his term as the 118th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world's...

Jan 12, 2015, 09:17 ET
What does glaucoma look like? Glaucoma damages peripheral vision. The image on the left is what healthy eyes would see while the image on the right is what eyes with moderate glaucoma would see. (C) 2015 American Academy of Ophthalmology.

More Than Half of People with Glaucoma Skip or Improperly Administer Medications, Risking Permanent Vision Loss

Glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States. When glaucoma is treated in its early stages, vision loss can be...

Jan 12, 2015, 09:17 ET

Más de la mitad de las personas con glaucoma omiten dosis de medicamentos o no los administran adecuadamente, incurriendo así en riesgo de pérdida permanente de la vista

El glaucoma es una de las principales causas de ceguera irreversible en los Estados Unidos. Cuando se trata el glaucoma en sus primeras etapas es...

Dec 09, 2014, 13:18 ET
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Top-Selling Eye Vitamins Found Not to Match Scientific Evidence

 With Americans spending billions of dollars each year on nutritional supplements, researchers have analyzed popular eye vitamins to determine...

Nov 25, 2014, 12:33 ET

El auge de la popularidad de los arcos y las flechas da lugar a advertencias de seguridad para los ojos al comenzar la temporada de compras navideñas

 Con la temporada de las compras navideñas en pleno apogeo y una gran cantidad de películas y programas de televisión como "The...

Nov 25, 2014, 11:45 ET
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Surge in Popularity of Bows and Arrows Prompts Eye Safety Warnings as Holiday Gift-Giving Season Commences

 With the holiday gift-buying season in full swing and a slew of current movies and TV shows such as "The Hunger Games," "The Walking Dead" and...

Nov 05, 2014, 22:31 ET

La diabetes y los ojos: lo que las personas no saben puede dejarlas ciegas

A pesar de que las personas con diabetes tienen más probabilidad de desarrollar enfermedades de los ojos conducentes a la ceguera, estudios...

Nov 05, 2014, 14:21 ET
Those at higher risk for diabetes have lowest awareness of diabetic eye disease. The American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding those living with diabetes - the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults age 20 to 64 years - to get an annual eye exam to help prevent vision loss. (PRNewsFoto/American Academy of Ophthalmology)

Diabetes and Eyes: What People Don't Know Could Leave Them Blind

While people with diabetes are more likely to develop blinding eye diseases, recent studies have revealed low awareness of the issue among...

Oct 20, 2014, 09:05 ET
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches New Patient Education Materials to Meet Health Literacy Standards

 Low literacy rates contribute to poor patient compliance, leading to increased hospitalizations and chronic illness and costing the economy...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
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3-D Printed Facial Prosthesis Offers New Hope for Eye Cancer Patients Following Surgery

Researchers have developed a fast and inexpensive way to make facial prostheses for eye cancer patients using facial scanning software and 3-D...

Oct 20, 2014, 08:00 ET
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iPad Screenings Effective for Detecting Early Signs of Glaucoma in Underserved, High-Risk Populations

Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in...

Oct 19, 2014, 15:00 ET
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Research Reveals Likelihood and Onset of Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis Among Patients with Inflammatory Eye Disease

 The results of the largest retrospective study of multiple sclerosis (MS) in uveitis patients has revealed that nearly 60 percent of patients...

Oct 19, 2014, 12:01 ET
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Tear Duct Implant Effective at Reducing Pain and Inflammation in Cataract Surgery Patients

The first tear duct implant developed to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery has been shown to be a reliable alternative to...

Oct 19, 2014, 10:28 ET
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American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces Key Milestones for Ocular Disease Database, a National Quality of Care Initiative

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in the development of an innovative quality of care initiative launched less...

Oct 18, 2014, 10:00 ET
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iPhones for Eye Health: Capturing Ocular Images in Difficult-to-Photograph Patients

Smartphone technology is a widely available resource which may also be a portable and effective tool for imaging the inside of the eye, according...

Oct 18, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Could Reading Glasses Soon Be a Thing of the Past?

A thin ring inserted into the eye could soon offer a reading glasses-free remedy for presbyopia, the blurriness in near vision experienced by many...

Oct 18, 2014, 10:00 ET
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Smartphone Approach for Examining Progression of Diabetic Eye Disease Offers Comparable Results to Traditional Method

A smartphone-based tool may be an effective alternative to traditional ophthalmic imaging equipment in evaluating and grading severity of a...