Entries by Samuel

UV Rays and Eye Safety

June 18th 2012 UV Rays and Increase Risk for Eye Diseases like Cataracts, Macular Degeneration Nebraska Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons Offers Tips for Safe Fun in the Sun Lincoln, NE – It’s summertime, which means the days are longer and people are enjoying more time outdoors. But, along with risks to your skin, […]

Iowa Eye Association Annual Meeting

Save the Date! – The Iowa Eye Association Annual Meeting will be held June 22-23, 2012 at  The University of Iowa Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences Iowa City, Iowa Join colleagues for a continuing education conference featuring leaders in the field of Ophthalmology. This year’s agenda will focus on Retina, Cataract/Comprehensive Ophthalmology, and Pediatric […]

Vigorous Exercise May Prevent Vision Loss

Vigorous Exercise May Prevent Vision Loss Exercise may have yet another benefit – vision protection. In a recent U.S. study, researchers found that vigorous exercise reduced the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.  The study tracked approximately 41,000 runners for more than seven years. It suggested that people can possibly lessen their risk for […]

Eat for Eye Health

Eat for Eye Health The old adage that eating carrots will improve your vision is not entirely true. It is actually vitamin A, a nutrient found in carrots, that helps protect your eyes; this is the same nutrient that is found in many other vegetables including leafy greens, spinach, broccoli and sweet potatoes. The important […]

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2012 Released

Proposed Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2012 Released-Confirms 30% SGR Payment Reduction 2012 ASC Rule with New Quality Reporting Program/Penalties Also Released As expected, the proposed 2012 Medicare physician fee schedule – released today by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – includes a 30 percent reduction in payments due to continuation of […]

American Academy of Ophthalmology Leadership Development Program

The Academy is very pleased to announce that the following twenty Eye M.D.s were chosen via a competitive selection process to participate in the Academy’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) XIV, Class of 2012. A sincere thanks to all the state, sub specialty and specialized interest societies who submitted nominees. In addition, the international participant who […]