American Academy of Ophthalmology

Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?
Contacts lost in eye not such a rare thing—but 27?Patients with a contact lens lost in the eye are not a rare occurrence for ophthalmologists. However, 27 lenses at the same time may be another story! Another ophthalmologist shares his experience with a case involving 5 lenses within a patient's eye.
Work of eye bank network shows far-reaching impactIn 2016, Vision Share eye banks provided more than half the supply of U.S. donor corneas with over 20,000 placements. It has worked to build the largest network of non-profit eye banks in the world, with 13 members and 20 eye banks in the United States and a vast network of providers at home and abroad.
Debate over cause of myopia surgeMyopia prevalence across the age spectrum is increasing, nearly doubling over the last 40 years in adolescents, but there are many theories as to why this is occurring. Learn about you can help your patients stave off nearsightedness.
Idiopathic macular holes: When to perform vitrectomyRetina specialists and comprehensive ophthalmologists should identify full thickness macula holes and, generally, recommend a vitrectomy to close them and improve vision.
Ocriplasmin success based on proper patient selectionReal-world experience with ocriplasmin indicates it is an effective, safe, and cost-effective treatment for symptomatic vitreomacular adhesion in properly selected eyes.
What to do when blebs start to failBleb failure can often be avoided with well-managed trabeculectomy and effective postoperative care.
Big Data transforming glaucoma care, research
AAO honors Sen. Sherrod Brown for dedication to advancing quality eye careThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recently honored Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-OH, for his legislative efforts to advancing the quality of eye care available in the United States.
Antique book collection brings ophthalmic history to lifeThe American Academy has acquired the Spencer E. Sherman, M.D. Antique Ophthalmology Book Collection. This collection consists of more than 130 rare books and catalogs, representing some of the oldest and most important texts ever published in ophthalmology.
4 ways non-Rx costume contact lenses can ruin your patients’ vision
4 ways non-Rx costume contact lenses can ruin your patients’ visionWith Halloween just around the corner, your patients may be looking for something to enhance their costumes, but if they purchase illegal cosmetic contact lenses, they can expect problems long after trick-or-treat.