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Cataract Prevalence, Alternative Glaucoma Therapies Online, Seatbelts vs. Airbags, and Hearing Loss in Glaucoma Patients

Are cataract rates on the decline? Should glaucoma patients seeking alternative therapies trust what they find online? Are seatbelts still important to protect eyes in auto accidents, now that most cars have airbags? What's the connection between...
27-Feb-2008 8:40 AM EST Add to Favorites

Safe Toys Make for Happy Holidays

Although reports about the hazards lead presents in toys have attracted attention this holiday season, lead is not the only danger toys can present to children. December is Safe Toys and Celebrations Month and the American Academy of Ophthalmology...
14-Dec-2007 1:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

Research Highlights Potential Benefits of Telemedicine in Treating Eye Disease

Two studies being presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2007 Annual Meeting suggest that telemedicine may have a significant role to play in the diagnosis of eye diseases, increased patient compliance and patient access to quality...
12-Nov-2007 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Look at the Future of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Treatment

Researchers Describe Genetic Factors' Affect on Treatment and a Surgical Technique Developed in China at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meeting
12-Nov-2007 7:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Improved Cornea Surgery Technique Provides Enhanced Transplant Success

In a research presentation today at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's Annual Meeting, Massimo Busin, MD, department head and professor of ophthalmology at the Villa Serena Hospital, Forli, Italy, described a technique that significantly...
12-Nov-2007 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Making Laser Surgery Safer for RK Patients

A new study being presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's 2007 Annual Meeting suggests that the laser surgery can help improve and possibly stabilize the vision of patients who have radial keratomy (RK) while preventing previously...
12-Nov-2007 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Looking at Glaucoma as a Systemic Disease

Glaucoma has long been considered a disease of the eye. For most of the 20th century, it was equated with elevated intraocular pressure. Yet, over the past two decades, an increasing number of non-pressure-dependent risk factors have been...
12-Nov-2007 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Wildfire Smoke Can Be a Threat to Eyes

The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the California Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons advise residents of Southern California who have been exposed to smoke from wildfires to be aware of the potential hazards to their eyes. Exposure to...
26-Oct-2007 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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