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May 19, 2015, 18:21 ET
Simulations of how diabetic retinopathy may affect a person's vision.

Ophthalmologists Urge People with Diabetes to Make Healthy Vision a Priority

 While the possibility of losing sight may be a common concern among seniors, eye doctors are reminding the public that advancing age is not...

May 07, 2015, 16:25 ET
Ebola virus.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Issues Statement Regarding New England Journal of Medicine Study Linking Ebola and Uveitis

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today issued a statement following a report in the New England Journal of Medicine about an Ebola...

May 04, 2015, 15:25 ET
The American Academy of Ophthalmology has established a Nepal Eye Care Relief Fund to support rebuilding ophthalmic services for people in devastated areas. Photo credit: Jessica Lea/DFID

American Academy of Ophthalmology Committed to Supporting Eye Care in Nepal After Earthquake

 In response to the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, the American Academy of Ophthalmology has established the Nepal Eye...

Apr 30, 2015, 09:00 ET
Pick sunglasses marked "100% UV blocking" to get the best eye protection from UV rays, say experts at the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

How to Choose the Best Sunglasses: Six Things to Consider

 Everyone knows sunglasses make it easier to see on a sunny day, whether out on the road or the water. However, wearing the right sunglasses is...

Apr 23, 2015, 15:37 ET
American Academy of Ophthalmology Unveils New, Mobile-Optimized Website

American Academy of Ophthalmology Unveils New, Mobile-Optimized Website

 The American Academy of Ophthalmology today unveiled a new, state-of-the-art, mobile-optimized website, designed to better serve the...

Apr 23, 2015, 14:16 ET
Spring allergens linked to increased dry eye, according to new research published by the American Academy of Ophthalmology.

Rise in Spring Allergens Linked to Increased Dry Eye Cases

New ophthalmology research from the University of Miami shows that dry eye – the little understood culprit behind red, watery, gritty feeling...

Apr 22, 2015, 12:23 ET
President Barack Obama and David W. Parke II, M.D. (pictured right), CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, at ceremony celebrating the enactment of the overwhelmingly bipartisan law reforming Medicare physician pay yesterday." (Photo credit: Saul Levin, M.D.)

President Barack Obama Thanks Medical Community for Support of Latest Law Reforming Medicare Physician Pay

Yesterday, David W. Parke II, M.D., CEO of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, joined President Barack Obama in a special reception at the White...

Apr 16, 2015, 10:07 ET
Patient being evaluated with the newly developed virtual reality-based balance assessment test at the University of California San Diego Visual Performance Laboratory.

Virtual Reality May be Effective Tool for Evaluating Balance Control in Glaucoma Patients

 Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as...

Apr 16, 2015, 08:03 ET
2015 Recipients of the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Visionary Awards

American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Members of Congress for their Dedication to Advancing Quality Eye Care

 The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring five Members of Congress today for their outstanding legislative efforts to advance the...

Apr 16, 2015, 07:57 ET
Ophthalmologists Visit Capitol Hill.

Nation's Ophthalmologists Bring Message of Patient Safety and Funding Sight-Saving Research to Capitol Hill

Following a historic vote to end a decade of instability for Medicare funding, more than 400 ophthalmologists from across the United States are...

Mar 31, 2015, 13:00 ET
Basketball is one of the sports in which eye injuries most commonly occur,  with an estimated 6,000 basketball-related eye injuries happening each year.

Don't Let Sports Eye Injuries Take You Out of the Game

 As basketball fans around the country focus their attention on the excitement of the Final Four and the NBA playoffs, ophthalmologists are...

Mar 26, 2015, 17:28 ET
Michael W. Brennan, M.D.

American Academy of Ophthalmology Envoy to Receive Prestigious International Leadership Award

 Michael W. Brennan, M.D., international envoy and past president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (the Academy), will be honored for...

Mar 11, 2015, 09:07 ET
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Ophthalmologists Encourage Organ Donation to Help Restore Sight for Thousands

The number of corneal transplants needed to restore vision keeps growing each year. Nationwide, ophthalmologists performed more than 48,000 of...

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
Russell Van Gelder, M.D., Ph.D., president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, 2015

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...