Category Archives: Eye Health Updates

The following information has been provided by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO): On Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will be visible across North America (weather permitting). The whole continent will experience a partial eclipse lasting 2 to 3 hours. Halfway … Continue reading

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NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study … Continue reading

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Who is at risk for glaucoma? Anyone can develop glaucoma! Those who are at highest risk and should have a dilated eye exam at least every one or two years include: • African Americans over age 40 • Everyone over … Continue reading

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The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) continues to caution that too much exposure to UV light raises the risk of eye diseases including cataracts, growths on the eyelids and cancers. Growths on the eyes can appear in the late teens … Continue reading

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The Remarkable Retina You are invited to a world-class presentation at the community eye health event with celebrated ophthalmologist and retinal specialist, Michael M. Lai, M.D., Ph.D. Dr. Lai, a physician for adult and pediatric patients at Retina Group of … Continue reading

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Kudos to Washington National Eye Center’s (WNEC) Ophthalmology Residency Program at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital / MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Under the direction and with the cooperation of WNEC Executive Director Penny Helfgott, and Michael Summerfield, M.D., director of MedStar’s … Continue reading

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Overcoming barriers to vision rehabilitation No matter your age, assure your path to independence at POB’s premiere Low Vision Town Hall Meeting on Saturday, March 19. The goal of this event is to serve as a springboard for advancing your … Continue reading

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Make a New Year’s resolution to find out if you do. January is Glaucoma Awareness Month! As you plan for a healthier 2016, why not add this sight-saving exercise to your list of resolutions: Get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. … Continue reading

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Sunday, Feb. 28, 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m., Sibley Medical Building Hear celebrated retina expert Emily Chew, M.D. FACT: “Dry” age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects 80 to 90 percent of people with AMD. Celebrate “AMD Awareness Month” with Emily Chew, … Continue reading

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Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, according to Sheila West, Ph.D., vice chair for research at the … Continue reading

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