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  • 2017 Year in Review

    2017 Year in Review
    A contact lens infection almost blinded Te' LaVette on her wedding day. Ohio ophthalmologist Thomas L. Steinemann, MD, diagnosed her with a corneal infection and managed to save her vision. This experience has turned her into an advocate for proper contact lens wear and care. Read more about our patient stories campaign.

    PHOTO: Brian Kaufmann, MetroHealth System


    The American Academy of Ophthalmology is the world’s largest association of eye physicians and surgeons — a global community of 32,000 ophthalmologists. Each year, our leadership and more than 1,000 physician volunteers work diligently to produce the best member experience, the most innovative educational resources and the most powerful advocacy tools so that you can provide the highest–quality patient care.

    In the pages that follow, find out what together we all achieved in 2017. From further enhancing the Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE®) Network’s leading clinical education content to fighting for ophthalmology’s best interests in state and federal affairs, the Academy continues to support you and your patients on all fronts.

    Two ways to read this report:

    • View the web pages through the navigation at left
    • View the PDF