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Genetic Test for Congenital Cataracts Effective for Diagnosis of Rare Diseases Linked to Childhood Blindness August 21, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO — English researchers have demonstrated that next generation DNA testing for congenital cataracts can more quickly and accurately diagnose a number of rare diseases marked by childhood blindness. The study was published online in Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
 
American Academy of Ophthalmology Honors Eight Members of Congress for Their Dedication to Healthy Vision April 29, 2014
WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Ophthalmology – the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons – today is honoring eight members of Congress for their outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality of eye care available in the United States.
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