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Nov 14, 2017, 11:30 ET Stem Cell Therapy Shows Promise for Common Cause of Blindness

Results from two early clinical trials show that it may be possible to use human embryonic stem cells as treatment for the dry form of macular...


Nov 13, 2017, 17:45 ET Hormone Replacement Therapy May Protect Against Eye Disease

Women who took estrogen-only hormone replacement therapy after ovary removal had a lower risk of developing glaucoma, according to research...


Nov 13, 2017, 16:15 ET Wouldn't it be Great if Eyedrops Didn't Spill Out of Your Eyes?

A new kind of eyedropper can deliver tiny droplets of medication, treating the eye more precisely than traditional eyedroppers, while...


Nov 13, 2017, 13:45 ET Study Finds Racial Disparities in Gun-Related Eye Trauma in the United States

A review of patients who suffered firearms-related eye trauma shows significant disparities in race, location, and circumstance, according...


Nov 13, 2017, 13:45 ET Annoyed by Floating Specks in Your Vision? You May Soon be Able to Zap Them Away

Millions of people who put up with seeing annoying specks drift through their field of vision may now have a safe, high-tech solution to their...


Nov 13, 2017, 13:45 ET Another Reason to Exercise: Protecting Your Sight

People who engage in moderate to vigorous physical activity may be able to significantly lower their risk of glaucoma, according to research...


Nov 12, 2017, 15:30 ET Dry Eye Sufferers Will Soon Have a Drug-Free Solution

A study of dry eye sufferers who inserted a handheld neurostimulator device in their nose to make their eyes produce more tears experienced...


Nov 12, 2017, 13:39 ET At-Home Vision Monitoring App May Improve Patient Care

Patients with age-related macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy who used a mobile application to test their vision at home got comparable...


Nov 11, 2017, 16:58 ET Research to Prevent Blindness and American Academy of Ophthalmology Announce New Grant Opportunities to Support Vision Research

Research to Prevent Blindness and the American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced that they have created a new category of grant to support...


Nov 11, 2017, 13:30 ET World's Largest Clinical Specialty Database Yields Critical Insights to Advance Ophthalmic Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced key milestones and clinical insights from studies powered by its clinical database. The IRIS®...


Nov 10, 2017, 18:11 ET Genetic Treatment for Blindness May Soon be Reality

Patients who had lost their sight to an inherited retinal disease could see well enough to navigate a maze after being treated with a new gene...


Nov 10, 2017, 13:57 ET Leaders and Innovators in Medical and Surgical Eye Care Honored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring ophthalmologists who have improved eye care for millions worldwide through their commitment to...


Nov 02, 2017, 12:08 ET Empieza en Nueva Orleans la mayor reunión del mundo de médicos y cirujanos de ojos

La innovación ocupa el escenario central en la 121a. reunión anual de la Academia Americana de Oftalmología La próxima semana, miles de...


Nov 01, 2017, 16:11 ET World's Largest Meeting of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Kicks Off in New Orleans

Next week, thousands of eye physicians and surgeons will attend AAO 2017, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 121st annual meeting. The meeting...


Oct 18, 2017, 14:42 ET Genetic Testing Recommended for Children Considered at Risk for Most Common Eye Cancer

Children who are considered to be at risk of developing eye cancer should receive genetic counseling and testing as soon as possible to clarify...


Oct 11, 2017, 19:14 ET ¿Sus planes de Halloween incluyen ojos espantosos? Asegúrese de ver a su profesional en atención del ojo para obtener los adecuados para usted

Los lentes de contacto decorativos pueden agregar la cantidad correcta de aterrador a su disfraz de Halloween. Pero usar lentes de contacto...


Oct 11, 2017, 14:52 ET Does Your Halloween Plan Include Scary Eyes? Be Sure to See Your Eye Care Professional for the Right Fit

Decorative contact lenses can add just the right amount of creepy to your Halloween costume. But wearing costume contact lenses without a...


Sep 18, 2017, 21:27 ET Importantes organizaciones médicas piden que las personas mayores de 50 años se pongan la vacuna de la culebrilla

La Academia Americana de Oftalmología (American Academy of Ophthalmology) y la Asociación Dermatológica Americana (American Dermatological...


Sep 18, 2017, 18:02 ET Leading Physician Organizations Call for Shingles Vaccine for People Over 50

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Dermatological Association recommend people age 50 and older get the shingles vaccine – 10...


Aug 14, 2017, 19:13 ET La Semana de la Salud en el Uso de Lentes de Contacto promueve un uso y cuidado saludable de los lentes de contacto

La Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología y la Academia Estadounidense de Optometría se han unido a los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de...


Aug 14, 2017, 13:58 ET Contact Lens Health Week Promotes Healthy Contact Lens Wear and Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry have joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and...


Aug 09, 2017, 17:46 ET Aprenda a fotografiar un eclipse sin dañar sus ojos ni su cámara

La Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología y la Academia Estadounidense de Optometría hacen equipo y ofrecen consejos para fotografiar un eclipse...


Aug 09, 2017, 13:18 ET Learn How to Photograph an Eclipse Without Damaging Your Eyes or Your Camera

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Optometry are teaming up to offer tips on how to safely photograph an eclipse. On...


Jul 12, 2017, 19:52 ET Cómo experimentar el Gran Eclipse Solar norteamericano sin dañar la visión

El 21 de agosto, millones de personas en los Estados Unidos observarán cómo el día cambia a la noche cuando un eclipse solar total pasa sobre...


Jul 12, 2017, 15:14 ET How to Experience the Great American Solar Eclipse Without Damaging Your Vision

On Aug. 21, millions of people in the U.S. will see day turn to night as a total solar eclipse passes over North America. The last time this...