Dr. Google’s Rx? Take with a grain of salt

Online symptom checkers are correct only a third of the time, a new study says, but that doesn’t stop patients seeking a Dr. Google diagnosis.Read more >

May 21, 2020

40% jump between 2002 and 2017 in those at high risk for vision loss

Aging population, increased prevalence of diabetes among reasons for increase.Read more >

May 21, 2020

More time at home may open patients’ eyes to vision issues

Digital device use maximized as millions pivoted to remote work and school. Be prepared to help patients mitigate digital eyestrain symptoms.Read more >

May 19, 2020

The many benefits of the Mediterranean Diet

Research has linked its benefits to reducing the risks for developing AMD, as well as other chronic disease.Read more >

May 4, 2020

Stimulating eye and vision research

The AOA will provide a maximum of $50,000 in direct costs for research conduct.Read more >

April 21, 2020

Is it or isn’t it? Allergic conjunctivitis in a COVID-19 world

Conjunctivitis, a potential albeit uncommon symptom of the coronavirus pandemic, could simply be seasonal allergies. What new data is showing about ocular signs.Read more >

April 16, 2020

New cigarette labels graphically depict smoking, cataracts link

Starting in 2021, cigarette packaging and ads will include graphic warnings depicting smoking’s health consequences, including the blinding condition that the AOA emphasized in FDA comments.Read more >

April 3, 2020