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Latest eye diseases Stories

2014-03-19 08:28:19

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A physically active lifestyle and occasional drinking are associated with a reduced risk of developing visual impairment, according to a study published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130405/MM89329LOGO Visual...

2014-02-13 20:21:59

Bob Costas' worsening conjunctivitis a reminder of the dangers of eye infections SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Bob Costas' worsening eye infection prompts him to step away from his Sochi Olympics reporting duties, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is reminding the public of the importance of seeking prompt medical treatment and practicing good hygiene to reduce the spread of what can be highly infectious eye conditions....

2014-02-12 12:31:06

LONDON, Feb. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:Translational Regenerative Medicine: Market Prospects 2014-2024Report DetailsOur new study shows you the commercial potential of regenerative treatmentsWhat does the future hold for regenerative medicine? Visiongain's brand new report shows you potential revenues to 2024, assessing data, trends, opportunities and prospects there.Our study lets you assess regenerative medicine: cell-based...

2013-11-13 08:30:10

New Orleans hosts world's largest conference of eye physicians and surgeons NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improving the quality of care for patients suffering from eye diseases and injuries is the focus of the more than 25,000 eye physicians, surgeons and industry representatives from 123 countries who will gather at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans for the world's largest ophthalmology conference. The 117(th) Annual Meeting of the American Academy...

2013-10-29 08:33:58

Regular eye exams are one of the best ways to avoid diabetic eye diseases SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of American Diabetes Month this November, ophthalmologists across the country are reminding the 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes -the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults age 20 to 74 years(([i])) - of the key steps they should take to prevent vision loss. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131029/DC05839 Diabetes is a major risk...

2013-10-02 08:30:26

Wearing these popular accessories can cause serious eye injuries and lead to permanent vision loss SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As people across the country start shopping for their perfect Halloween costume and are tempted to complete their look with costume contact lenses bought without a prescription, ophthalmologists - medical doctors specializing in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases and conditions - are warning consumers that doing so can lead...

2013-08-20 23:25:25

Karen Bostick, creator and CEO of PetsPage.com, today announced that Dr. Carrie Breaux, DVM, MVSc, DACVO (Veterinary Ophthalmologist) is one of PetsPage.com’s newest veterinary specialist Vet Pros. In addition to sharing valuable information to pet lovers on her Vet ProPage, Dr. Breaux will also act as a PetsPage.com media spokesperson in many areas of veterinary medicine including eye diseases in pets and the advanced techniques available in treating pet eye disorders. Boise, Idaho...

2013-05-29 12:27:47

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As legislation to toughen oversight of compounding pharmaceuticals goes to the Senate floor for further debate, ophthalmologists are warning Congress of the unintended consequences of proposed provisions to the bill that require a named prescription for many uses of compounded drugs. While it is largely supportive of the higher safety standards bill S. 959 (the Pharmaceutical Compounding Quality and Accountability Act) would impose on...

2013-04-10 08:30:30

Eye Physicians and Surgeons Warn Reduced Medicare Payments Could Increase Health Risks for Seniors SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, April 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the country begins to feel the effects of the sequester, nearly 400 ophthalmologists representing the American Academy of Ophthalmology are meeting on Capitol Hill today to urge policymakers to halt Medicare cuts which could endanger seniors' eye health. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130405/MM89329LOGO...

2013-03-27 12:28:37

American Academy of Ophthalmology urges the public to consider vision as part of an overall health maintenance strategy SAN FRANCISCO, March 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision is our most prized sense. In fact most people fear losing it more than any other primary sense, and in some surveys the fear of going blind ranks as high as that of heart disease(1). When these fears begin to be realized and people's ability to work, drive and live independently is threatened, it can frequently be...