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  • AAO Do Femtosecond Lasers Merit the Cost? Experts Disagree Although it is being performed around the world, there is no consensus on the value of femtosecond-laser-assisted cataract surgery, which is more expensive than standard phacoemulsification.
  • AAO Ocular Findings Prevalent With Congenital Zika Microcephaly link is 'just the tip of the iceberg,' according to a Brazilian ophthalmologist speaking about ocular findings related to the virus.
  • AAO Mediterranean Diet May Cut AMD Risk by More Than a Third The consumption of fruit is particularly effective in reducing risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), but new research shows, for the first time, that caffeine might also be protective.

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