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Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 problem. A study of patients who had laser treatment to v…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 degeneration, according to presentations given at AAO 201…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Study: 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 presented at AAO. This research, which was conducted at…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

AAO: 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 reducing waste and avoiding dangerous side effects. According to r…

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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. Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles reported a 73 per…

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Monday, November 13, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

World's Largest Clinical Specialty Database Yields Critical Insights to Advance Ophthalmic Patient Care

The American Academy of Ophthalmology announced key milestones and clinical insights from studies powered by its clinical database. The IRIS Registry (Intelligent Research In Sight) has amassed more t…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Cure for Inherited Retinal Dystrophies on the Horizon

A groundbreaking retinal gene replacement therapy shows continued success in improving functional vision in patients with RPE65-mediated retinal dystrophies, according to trial data presented by Alb…

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Sunday, November 12, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Genomic Clues Point to Personalized Approaches for Corneal Dystrophies

Scientists are parsing the human genome for clues that could help tailor diagnosis and personalize treatment for patients with corneal dystrophies, said John Marshall, PhD, who presented the keynote l…

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Partnerships, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Notal Vision

Notal Vision Announces Study Collaboration with American Academy of Ophthalmology IRIS Registry to Gain Insight on Real-World Visual Acuity in AMD

Notal Vision announced a collaboration with the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) IRIS (Intelligent Research in Sight) Registry, a partnership designed to better understand real-world visual acu…

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Friday, November 10, 2017 | Awards, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 their patients and their profession. The honorees …

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Wednesday, November 08, 2017 | Conferences, Alimera Sciences, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Alimera Sciences Announces Nine Iluvien Data Sets To Be Presented at 2017 American Academy of Ophthalmology

Alimera Sciences announced that data from nine Iluvien studies have been accepted for presentation during the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) at the Ernest N. Morial…

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Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | Conferences, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Stem Cell Therapy Among Hot Topics at AAO 2017

A potential treatment for two eye conditions that currently have none -- inherited retinal disease and dry age-related macular degeneration -- will be among the most anticipated research presented…

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 | Medical Studies, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 risk for the disease. This is the consensus of leading o…

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Friday, September 15, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

Ophthalmology Organizations Team up to Support Hurricane Survivors

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology announced that they are establishing a Hurricane Relief Fund in response to the devastation caused by Hurricanes…

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Thursday, August 10, 2017 | Miscellaneous, American Academy of Ophthalmology

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 August 21, Americans of all ages will come…

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