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Coverage from the

American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2016 Annual Meeting

October 15 - 18, 2016; Chicago, Illinois

October 15 - 18, 2016 Chicago, Illinois
  • 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.

Conference News

Popular News from AAO 2015

  • Ranibizumab Deemed Major Advance for Diabetic Retinopathy Ranibizumab Deemed Major Advance for Diabetic Retinopathy Ranibizumab was noninferior to panretinal photocoagulation for visual acuity in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy, according to 2-year results of the Protocol S Study.
  • Squalamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular Degeneration Squalamine Boosts Anti-VEGF Effect in Macular Degeneration The addition of squalamine lactate to ranibizumab did not reduce the number of injections in patients with neovascular age-related macular degeneration, but it did improve visual acuity.
  • Ebola-Related Uveitis: Treat One, Treat Many Ebola-Related Uveitis: Treat One, Treat Many Emory University ophthalmologists treated Dr Ian Crozier's eye complications related to the Ebola virus and then took what they learned to West Africa to save the sight of many Ebola survivors.

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