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  • Study Says Eye Screening for Children with Type 1 Diabetes Should Start Later Wednesday, September 2, 2015

  • A new study has found that advanced forms of a diabetic eye disease are rare among children living with diabetes. Due to this, researchers of the study are recommending that most children with type 1 diabetes delay annual diabetic retinopathy screenings until age 15 or 5 years after their diabetes diagnosis, whichever occurs later.
     
  • The Importance of Back-to-School Vision Screening Thursday, August 27, 2015

  • Good vision remains vital to a child’s success in the classroom, making it essential to find and correct eye problems before they interfere with school. “CBS This Morning” explored this topic in a back-to-school eye exam segment featuring ophthalmologist Anne Sumers, M.D., spokesperson for the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
     
  • Contact Lens 101 for Teens Monday, August 17, 2015

  • Cutting corners on contacts hygiene raises the risk of serious eye infections. In the most severe situations, contact lens keratitis or corneal ulcers could ruin vision permanently or require corneal transplant surgery.
     
  • Facing Blindness, Lizzy Myers Seeing the World Friday, August 14, 2015

  • The parents of a five-year-old from Ohio are helping her pack in visual experiences before her sight is possibly taken away in the next five to ten years.
     
  • Dissolving Cataracts with Eye Drops Instead of Surgery? Thursday, August 6, 2015

  • The news has been buzzing with reports of a new eye drop that may one day allow for cataracts to be treated without surgery. But don’t cancel that cataract surgery consultation just yet. While this research may show initial promise, it has yet to be tested in humans or approved for patient use.

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