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AAO upholds educational mission during immigration restrictions

February 23, 2017

The American Academy of Optometry has initiated an action plan and will continue to closely monitor the Jan. 27, 2017, executive order on visas and immigration as it relates to international members and annual meeting participants, according to an announcement from the AAO board of directors.

The AAO is also considering, “a contingency plan for Admittance Committee interviews, additional strategies to minimize any adverse impact on attendance for the Chicago annual meeting and ways to assure the free exchange of scientific information from our foreign colleagues affected directly by this order.”

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Small-gauge vitrectomy associated with likelihood of successful recurrent macular hole closure

February 23, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — It is unclear if the use of small-gauge vitrectomy to treat macular holes results in less incidence of recurrent macular holes, but the…
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Consider operating early for ERM patients with good visual acuity

February 23, 2017
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Ophthalmologists may be delaying surgery for too long to treat epiretinal membranes in patients with good visual acuity, according to a…
In the Journals

BMJ: Trump’s policies risk ‘head-on collision’ with science, health care

February 23, 2017
A commentary recently published in The BMJ expressed the editors’ concerns with President Donald J. Trump’s policies, stating that the new…

CMS awards $100 million to support small practices in Quality Payment Program

February 23, 2017
The CMS is working with 11 local, experienced, community based organizations to provide immediate hands-on training and educational resources about the Quality Payment…
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Non-infectious Uveitis: Moving Beyond the Standard of Care with an Eye on the Evidence

This activity is supported by educational grants from AbbVie, Inc.

Uveitis is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness worldwide with a prevalence in the US of about 38 cases…
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VIDEO: Dealing with refractive error after multifocal IOL implantation

February 15, 2017
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VIDEO: Surgeons present a novel approach to presbyopia laser surgery

February 19, 2017
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