Quantcast

Latest American Academy of Ophthalmology Stories

2014-08-21 16:24:26

Study shows targeted next-generation gene sequencing can identify cause of inheritable syndromes, allowing earlier treatment and genetic counseling SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers in the United Kingdom have demonstrated that advanced DNA testing for congenital cataracts can quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness, according to a study published online today in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-08-18 08:28:21

Researchers, federal health officials and industry partners to explore prevention strategies SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a contact lens microbiology workshop on Sept. 12 aimed at preventing Acanthamoeba keratitis, a rare infection among contact lens wearers that causes severe eye pain, redness, light sensitivity and potential vision loss. The event is jointly sponsored by the Academy, the U.S. Food and...

2014-07-28 08:30:01

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers parents sight-saving advice for teens headed to college SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States.[1] Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college...

2014-07-17 20:23:17

First-of-its-kind online medical resource to provide ophthalmologists globally with the latest clinical information for treating children's eye diseases and disorders SAN FRANCISCO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced a new partnership with the Knights Templar Eye Foundation (KTEF) to establish the first online medical resource center dedicated to children's eye care. Made possible through a generous grant from KTEF, the virtual...

2014-07-17 12:30:18

Dr. Sandy T. Feldman Provides Helpful Tips to Protect Eyes During Summer SAN DIEGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With summer in full swing, individuals with light-colored eyes should take extra precautions if they want to avoid any unnecessary damage to their eyes during this time of year. According to a recent study conducted by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, individuals with blue, green, or hazel eye color, as well as those who take common over-the-counter medications, may be more...

2014-07-09 08:28:58

First clinical trial of integrated approach underlines need for inclusion of behavior activation therapy in low vision rehabilitation SAN FRANCISCO, July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first clinical trial to examine integrated low vision and mental health treatment has shown that the approach can reduce the incidence of depression by half among people with low vision due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The results of the study were published online today in Ophthalmology,...

2014-07-07 08:28:27

American Academy of Ophthalmology reminds older adults to have a comprehensive eye exam if they notice signs of low vision SAN FRANCISCO, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Each day, approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65, and one in six adults this age and older has a vision impairment that cannot be corrected with glasses or contact lenses.[1] As part of its support for Senior Independence Month this July, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is providing older adults with low vision guidance on...

2014-06-27 16:23:51

Ophthalmologists recommend prescription medications and surgical treatments to maximize therapeutic results and minimize risks SAN FRANCISCO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Ophthalmology - the world's largest association of eye physicians and surgeons - is reminding the public that it does not recommend marijuana or other cannabis products for the treatment of glaucoma. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Based on analysis by...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

2014-06-12 16:26:19

Eye physicians and surgeons remind the public that fireworks are not toys SAN FRANCISCO, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Americans spend hundreds of millions of dollars annually on consumer fireworks, which cause more than 9,000 injuries a year.(1,2) With the Fourth of July holiday just weeks away, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public that fireworks are not toys but incendiary devices that can cause devastating eye injuries. The Academy is issuing tips to help deter...


Word of the Day
blee
  • Color; hue; complexion.
This word is Middle English in origin.
Related