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Virtual Reality May be Effective Tool for Evaluating Balance Control in Glaucoma Patients April 16, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO - Falls are the leading cause of injury-related death and morbidity in older adults, especially those with a chronic eye disease such as glaucoma. To investigate this problem, a multidisciplinary group of researchers has become the first to use virtual reality technology to develop a new method for measuring balance control in those with glaucoma. The results of their study, published online today by Ophthalmology, the journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, demonstrate that virtual reality provides a more realistic testing environment compared to traditional testing methods.
 
Academy Honors Members of Congress for their Dedication to Advancing Quality Eye Care April 16, 2015
WASHINGTON — The American Academy of Ophthalmology is honoring five Members of Congress today for their outstanding legislative efforts to advance the quality of eye care available in the United States. The Academy is presenting awards to Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn. and Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Reps. Vern Buchanan, R-Fla., Tom Price, M.D., R-Ga., and Pete Sessions, R-Texas, in special ceremonies on Capitol Hill.
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