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Clue to normal-tension glaucoma; herpes infection and corneal transplants
The July issue of Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, includes two studies that may influence clinical treatment of serious eye conditions. View News Article (2009-07-01)

New drug could help AMD sufferers
There is no cure for age-related macular degeneration, an eye disease that is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older Americans. View News Article (2013-06-19)

Children's eye injuries from nonpowder guns on the rise
Over 3000 children were treated in U.S. emergency departments in 2012 for eye injuries related to paintball guns, airsoft guns, BB guns and pellet guns, which are popular non-powder guns. View News Article (2015-04-28)

Researchers show beneficial role of risk calculator in fighting progression of glaucoma
A new glaucoma risk calculator, which estimates a patient's risk of converting from high eye pressure, or ocular hypertension, to glaucoma, will help physicians determine whether to initiate therapy for patients. View News Article (2005-10-17)

New inherited eye disease discovered
University of Iowa researchers have found the existence of a new, rare inherited retinal disease. Now the search is on to find the genetic cause, which investigators hope will increase understanding of more common retinal diseases. View News Article (2009-12-14)

Is photoscreening the best way to catch 'lazy eye'?
Amblyopia, known as "lazy eye," is a major cause of vision problems in children and a common cause of blindness in people aged 20 to 70 in developed countries. View News Article (2010-10-01)

New research characterizes glaucoma as neurologic disorder rather than eye disease
A new paradigm to explain glaucoma is rapidly emerging, and it is generating brain-based treatment advances that may ultimately vanquish the disease known as the "sneak thief of sight." View News Article (2012-03-07)

USC study -- largest of its kind -- finds older children more likely to develop vision disorders
In a study of more than 6,000 Los Angeles-area children - the largest study of its kind - researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) found that both strabismus (commonly known as cross-eyed or wall-eyed) and amblyopia (often referred to as lazy eye) were more prevalent in older children than in younger children. View News Article (2007-11-16)

Treating ROP in tiny preemies; better glaucoma follow-up in urban clinic
Highlights of today's Scientific Program of the 2009 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) - Pan-American Association of Ophthalmology (PAAO) Joint Meeting include: John T. Flynn, MD, Columbia University School of Medicine, discussing the ever-tougher challenges Eye M.D.s face in caring for the vision of the tiniest premature babies; and a report by Bradford W. Lee, MD, Stanford University... View News Article (2009-10-26)

Computers can effectively detect diabetes-related eye problems
People with diabetes have an increased risk of blindness, yet nearly half of the approximately 23 million Americans with diabetes do not get an annual eye exam to detect possible problems.  View News Article (2010-05-13)

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