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Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Scientists Zero In On Key Protein Driving HSV-1 Inflammation

Scientists from the University of Illinois at Chicago have identified the enzyme heparanase as the crucial factor involved in herpes simplex (HSV-1)-associated corneal inflammation. The heterodimer pr…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017 | Partnerships, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology and Lupin Collaborate to Enhance Continuing Ophthalmic Medical Education in India

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and Pharma major Lupin Limited announced an agreement that would seek to expand and enhance continuing ophthalmic education in India. The effort is…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes. This advance has the potentia…

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Friday, April 28, 2017 | Health Care, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Congress Hears From Ophthalmologists on Issues Affecting Medical and Surgical Eye Care

Eye physicians and surgeons representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology met with Congress in Washington D.C. on Wednesday on behalf of millions of patients across the United States who require …

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology Statement on Stem Cell Therapy for Treating Eye Disease

A recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine highlights concerns that the American Academy of Ophthalmology has previously expressed regarding stem cell therapy for diseases of the retina. …

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Wednesday, February 01, 2017 | Medical Studies, Partnerships, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 technology. These individuals, who otherwise might run the risk…

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Wednesday, January 04, 2017 | Product Releases, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology Launches New Clinical Journal Focused on Retinal Diseases

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced the launch of Ophthalmology Retina. This new scientific journal focuses exclusively on retina-related eye diseases and conditions. Ophthalmology Retina …

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017 | Management/Leadership, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cynthia A. Bradford, MD, Begins Term as 2017 President of the American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cynthia A. Bradford, MD, began her term as the 120th president of the American Academy of Ophthalmology on January 1. She was elected by the Academy's community of ophthalmologists in recognition …

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016 | Management/Leadership, American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO Statement on the Nomination of Rep. Tom Price, MD, to Lead US Department of Health and Human Services

Following President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Rep. Tom Price, MD, to head the Department of Health and Human Services, David W. Parke, II, MD, CEO, American Academy of Ophthalmolo…

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Thursday, November 10, 2016 | Management/Leadership, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology Appoints Stephen D. McLeod, MD, as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal, Ophthalmology

The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced the appointment of Stephen D. McLeod, MD, as Editor-in-Chief of its official journal, Ophthalmology. Dr. McLeod is a highly respected clinician, r…

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Thursday, October 20, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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, according to studies presented this week at the American Acad…

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 | Cornea, Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Alternative to Corneal Transplantation May Improve Outcomes in People with Keratoconus

An innovative procedure may improve outcomes in people with keratoconus, suggest 5-year results from a study presented at AAO. Transplantation of one layer of the cornea may help people with keratocon…

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Patients Unsuitable for LASIK Could Benefit from Vision Surgery Using Intraocular Lenses

People who are unsuitable for LASIK because of moderate or extreme myopia or severe astigmatism may benefit from a surgical procedure using IOLs. Phakic intraocular collamer lenses, also called Phakic…

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Monday, October 17, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Fruit-Rich Mediterranean Diet with Antioxidants May Cut AMD 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 degeneration, a leading cause of blindness, ac…

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Saturday, October 15, 2016 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

American Academy of Ophthalmology’s Quality of Care Initiative Generates Clinical Insights on 100 Million Patient Encounters

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced key milestones in its ongoing effort to use the power of data science to improve medical and surgical eye care. In less than 3 years since its introduct…

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