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Iris Implant Surgery to Change Eye Color Can Be Dangerous, American Academy of Ophthalmology Warns October 31, 2014
San Francisco — Following recent media reports about a cosmetic iris implant surgery to change eye color, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons, is warning consumers not to undergo the procedure, which has the capacity to cause serious eye damage, vision loss and blindness.
 
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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