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Feb 01, 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...


Feb 01, 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...


Jan 30, 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...


Jan 30, 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]....


Dec 21, 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...


Dec 21, 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...


Nov 30, 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...


Nov 30, 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...


Nov 29, 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...


Oct 20, 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...


Oct 18, 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...


Oct 18, 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...


Oct 18, 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,...


Oct 17, 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...


Oct 17, 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...


Oct 16, 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...


Oct 15, 2016, 18:12 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology's Quality of Care Initiative Generates Clinical Insights on 100 Million Patient Encounters

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones in its ongoing effort to use the power of data science to improve medical and...


Oct 14, 2016, 14:20 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Prepares Nation's Eye Physicians and Surgeons for Transition to New Medicare Physician Payment System

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is preparing the nation's eye physicians and surgeons to successfully navigate the transition to Medicare's...


Oct 11, 2016, 18:45 ET Innovation in Medical and Surgical Eye Care Takes Center Stage at AAO 2016

Chicago will become the global epicenter of the latest discoveries in ophthalmology this week as thousands of eye physicians and surgeons attend...


Sep 20, 2016, 19:05 ET Profesionales de la oftalmología advierten de cinco aterradores riesgos de usar lentes de contacto sin prescripción médica

Los lentes de contacto para parecer zombi o diablo pueden hacer más aterrador un disfraz de Halloween, pero usarlos sin prescripción...


Sep 20, 2016, 13:12 ET Ophthalmologists Warn of Five Frightening Risks of Wearing Contact Lenses Without a Prescription

Zombie or devil contact lenses may elevate a Halloween costume's fright factor, but wearing them without a prescription could result in something...


Sep 15, 2016, 11:05 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Praises Landmark Report on the Future of Eye Health in the United States

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today pledged support for the recommendations of a landmark report that proposes a framework to coordinate...


Aug 19, 2016, 16:54 ET Oftalmólogos instan a que los ojos sean parte de una estrategia de envejecimiento saludable

      De acuerdo con una encuesta nacional dada a conocer hoy por la American Academy of Ophthalmology (Academia...


Aug 19, 2016, 14:10 ET Ophthalmologists Encourage Making Your Eyes Part of a Healthy Aging Strategy

According to a national survey released today by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, nearly two out of three American adults report having eye...


Jul 19, 2016, 09:05 ET Cuatro consejos para asegurar que los ojos y la vista de los niños sean "Grado A" este año escolar

Con el momento de volver al colegio a la vuelta de la esquina, los padres estarán luchando con la compra de ropa y útiles escolares...