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Nov 11, 2020, 17:53 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Leads Global Initiative to Address Worldwide Myopia Epidemic

The number of Americans who are nearsighted has nearly doubled over the last 50 years to about 41.6 percent. This upward trend is evident in nearly...


Aug 13, 2020, 16:59 ET Ophthalmologists Anticipate a School Year Marked by Complaints of Eye Strain

When COVID-19 first shut classrooms in the spring, we got a glimpse into the digital challenges of distance learning. Among them, kids aren't immune...


Feb 14, 2020, 13:17 ET Your Brain May be Disguising a Blinding Eye Disease

Even though Marlene Klein was having trouble recognizing familiar faces and began to mistake her fingers for carrots as she chopped vegetables, she...


Jan 14, 2020, 06:00 ET Glaucoma Does Discriminate: Here's What You Need to Know to Protect Yourself

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States.1 But this potentially blinding eye...


Jan 13, 2020, 06:00 ET Survey Reveals Most Americans Know a Lot Less About Eye Health Than They Think They Do: Here's Why That's a Problem

A survey conducted by The Harris Poll has uncovered key gaps in American's knowledge of eye health, and what they don't know is putting them at risk...


Dec 09, 2019, 11:00 ET AAO and ASCRS Launch Ophthovation™ Joint Venture to Deliver Next Generation of Business Innovation Conferences

Two of the world's largest ophthalmic organizations have finalized their joint venture Ophthovation™ to develop business conferences that accelerate...


Jan 22, 2019, 12:55 ET Las opciones de estilo de vida pueden ayudar a los pacientes con glaucoma a conservar la vista

El glaucoma es una de las principales causas de la pérdida de la visión, y afecta a aproximadamente 3 millones de personas en Estados Unidos. Puesto...


Jan 21, 2019, 20:50 ET Lifestyle Choices May Help Glaucoma Patients Preserve Eyesight

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss, affecting about 3 million people in the United States. Because there are no symptoms early on,...


Jan 02, 2019, 18:03 ET New Scholarship Supports American Academy of Ophthalmology's Mission to Increase Diversity in Health Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and National Medical Fellowships today announced the recipients of a new scholarship that supports the mission...


Jan 01, 2019, 09:44 ET El Dr. George A. Williams comienza su mandato como presidente de la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología en 2019

El Dr. George A. Williams comienza hoy su mandato como el presidente número 123 de la Academia Estadounidense de Oftalmología. El Dr. Williams,...


Jan 01, 2019, 06:00 ET George A. Williams, M.D., Begins Term as 2019 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

George A. Williams, M.D, today begins his term as the 123rd president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Dr. Williams, a retina specialist,...


Dec 14, 2018, 16:00 ET Make Sure Protective Eyewear is on Your Christmas Shopping List

In the beloved holiday movie, A Christmas Story, Ralphie attempts to convince his parents and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas...


Dec 10, 2018, 11:17 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Calls on States to Maintain High Safety Standards for Surgical Eye Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology agrees with important patient safety guidelines recommended in a joint report issued by the three federal...


Oct 29, 2018, 13:45 ET Unapproved Therapies Cause Significantly More Patient Injuries Than Reported by Cell Therapy Clinics

A team of ophthalmologists went looking for scientific evidence in support of commercially available "cell therapy" for eye diseases. Not only did...


Oct 28, 2018, 14:52 ET Evidence Mounts That an Eye Scan May Detect Early Alzheimer's Disease

Results from two studies show that a new, non-invasive imaging device can see signs of Alzheimer's disease in a matter of seconds. The researchers...


Oct 28, 2018, 13:24 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $2 million gift to Advance Childhood Eye Disease Research

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a $2 million gift from the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to establish a permanent...


Oct 28, 2018, 13:20 ET Diabetes Medication May Protect Against a Common Cause of Blindness

Researchers from Taiwan have shown that people with type 2 diabetes who took a common diabetes medication, metformin, had a significantly lower rate...


Oct 28, 2018, 08:00 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Luminaries in Medical and Surgical Eye Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring exceptional ophthalmologists whose contributions have improved patient care and advanced the...


Oct 27, 2018, 16:00 ET American Academy of Ophthalmology Announces $4 Million Gift to Aid Construction of a Public Museum Dedicated to Vision and Eye Health

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a project to construct the world's first public museum dedicated to vision and eye health. The...


Oct 26, 2018, 12:32 ET Easier, Potentially More Effective Treatment for Blinding Eye Disease Shows Promise in Clinical Trial

A new study shows that an implantable delivery system for a widely used medication to treat a blinding eye disease has enabled some patients to go 15 ...


Oct 24, 2018, 13:58 ET International Innovators in Medical and Surgical Eye Health to Convene in Chicago to Advance Patient Care

Thousands of eye physicians and surgeons this week will convene in Chicago to attend AAO 2018, the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 122nd annual...


Oct 05, 2018, 18:34 ET Consulte a un profesional de la vista si su disfraz de Halloween incluye lentes de contacto macabros

Los lentes de contacto para disfraces de Halloween pueden añadir un elemento macabro a su disfraz, pero el uso de estos lentes de contacto sin receta ...


Oct 05, 2018, 11:04 ET Consult an Eye Care Professional if Your Halloween Costume Includes Scary Eyes

Creepy costume lenses might add a spine-tingling thrill to your Halloween costume, but wearing costume contact lenses without a prescription can lead ...


Oct 01, 2018, 12:14 ET Nuevo estudio confirma que la dieta mediterránea previene una de las principales causas de la ceguera

Cada vez hay más pruebas de que una mala dieta desempeña un papel importante en la aparición de la degeneración macular relacionada con la edad, una...


Sep 30, 2018, 22:58 ET New Study Confirms Mediterranean Diet Prevents a Leading Cause of Blindness

Evidence is mounting that a poor diet plays an important role in the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of...