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Schepens Lecturer Dr. Russell Van Gelder: Could small molecule photoswitches be the ‘miracle’ of vision restoration?

Thanks to researchers like Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD, the possibility of restoring sight to patients blinded by age-related macular degeneration or retinitis pigments is another step closer to reality.

AAO official voices optimism for future of health care with incoming Biden admin

During AAO 2020, Cathy G. Cohen, MHSA, CAE, AAO vice president for governmental affairs, offered some optimism for the future of health care under the Biden administration.

FDA authorizes first COVID-19 home testing kit

The US Food and Drug Administration has issued an emergency use authorization for the first COVID-19 diagnostic test for self-testing at home and that provides rapid results.

Virtual AAO Museum of the Eye event kicks off November 18

November 17, 2020

A unique Behind-the-Scenes series from the American Academy of Ophthalmology Truhlsen-Marmor Museum of the Eye kicks off November 18, from noon to 1 pm Pacific, with “The National Trachoma Service.” Register now for this event.

(AAO) Preventing cystoid macular oedema after cataract surgery

November 15, 2020

Rudy Nuijts of the University Eye Clinic Maastricht, the Netherlands, discusses the highlights of his AAO 2020 presentation on a combination treatment regimen for lowering the incidence of cystoid macular oedema following category surgery.

(AAO) Alcon showcases advanced IOL technology for presbyopia

November 15, 2020

Kristen Brotherson, vice president, US surgical marketing for Alcon, discusses some of the recent advances in cataract surgery-related technologies, including a new advanced lens for patients with presbyopia (AcrySof IQ Vivity IOL).

AAO live: Autologous retinal transplant for larger macular holes gaining traction

November 14, 2020

Tamer Mahmoud, MD, PhD, discusses autologous retinal transplant (ART) for macular holes, a procedure he developed, which is providing anatomic hole closure in the vast majority of cases as well as increases in visual acuity.