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AOA releases second edition of diabetes clinical practice guideline

November 11, 2019

Revised guideline provides 31 actions doctors of optometry—often the first to detect diabetes through patients’ eyes—can take to elevate patient care. Read More >

FDA says fluorescein, ophthalmic meds among drug shortages

November 6, 2019

An FDA report on drug shortages examines the underlying factors for supply issues as several common ophthalmic drugs currently adorn the list, including fluorescein and glaucoma meds. Read More >

AOA honors active-duty sacrifice of Army doctor of optometry

November 6, 2019

Maj. Charles R. Soltes, O.D., of California, died in Iraq in 2004 when an explosive device struck his convoy. Read More >

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2020 Spring Congress

April 30, 2020

Wyndham GettysburgRead more >

Formazione Continua in Italia

September 5, 2020

Rome and Sorrento, ItalyRead more >