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    With back-to-school time around the corner, parents will be scrambling to buy new school supplies and clothes. As they tick off their long list of school to-dos, ophthalmologists are reminding moms and dads not to neglect one of the most important learning tools: their children’s eyes
    SAN FRANCISCO – A new study estimates that 9.6 million adults in the United States are highly myopic, or severely nearsighted. Of those, nearly 820,000 have a degenerative form of the disease and more than 41,000 suffer a complication called myopic choroidal neovascularization that could cause long-term vision loss, with women at higher risk. The findings are being published in Ophthalmology, journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
    SAN FRANCISCO – The days are longer, the sun is hotter, the beach beckons and out comes the sunscreen. But summer revelers looking forward to sizzling hot fun in the sun shouldn’t overlook their eyes when it comes to protecting themselves from damaging ultraviolet rays, warns the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
    SAN FRANCISCO – The American Academy of Ophthalmology today announced plans to launch a new scientific journal focused exclusively on retina-related eye diseases and conditions. The Academy is creating the Ophthalmology® Retina journal in response to the growing volume of high-quality research within the retina subspecialty of ophthalmology. It will provide a much-needed new channel through which these studies can be published sooner.