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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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The Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington® (POB) celebrated 80 years of providing sight-saving services in the DMV area on Saturday, March 19 at the Night of Vision® gala, which was held at Four Seasons Hotel Washington, D.C. POB … Continue reading

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Eye Pain – the stabbing, throbbing, burning, gritty, sharp, aching, “something in my eye” feeling – can be very uncomfortable. Many people seek medical care when they have pain, and for good reason. The meaning of the word pain is … 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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