2015 Newsletter

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2015 EFa newsletter

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Dr. V.K. Raju receives Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Samman Award

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WV Diabetes Prevention and Management Campaign

Program to help those with type 2 diabetes

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2014 Fall/Winter Newsletter

Nov 2014 EFA newsletter

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Eye Foundation of America Launches International Ophthalmology Learning Program

MORGANTOWN, W.Va., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Eye Foundation of America announced today that it is working with the Gourami Eye Institute, a fully-equipped eye hospital in Rajahmundry, India (300 miles east of Hyderabad) to provide international learning opportunities for ophthalmology students who have an interest in diabetic retinopathy. The program will provide students hands-on […]

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Dry Eye

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1. What is Dry Eye? Dry Eye is a condition in which a person lacks the necessary amount of tears to properly lubricate his or her eyes. People with Dry Eye might either not produce enough tears, or their tears may be poor in quality (they may not be the correct consistency, or they might […]

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Addressing Visual Impairment In Indian School Children

In January 2012, as a 3rd year medical student, I got the opportunity to volunteer at the Goutami Eye Institute (GEl) in Rajahmundry, India, by contacting the Eye Foundation of America and AAPI India Health Initiatives chair for Blindness Prevention, VK Raju, MD. This opportunity led to a clinical study of over 20,000 students, which then led to an […]

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Macular Degeneration

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1. What is Macular Degeneration? Macular degeneration is a common cause of vision loss for people 50 or older. It can damage the macula, a spot close to the center of the retina and which is the part of the eye responsible for straight-ahead vision (driving or reading). The rate of progress of macular degeneration […]

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Glaucoma

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1. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a group of eye disorders that result in optic nerve damage – which connects the eye to the brain – and can lead to vision loss or blindness. While there is no cure for glaucoma, early detection and treatment can prevent serious vision loss. 2. Causes and Risk Factors High […]

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What are Cataracts?

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A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that negatively impacts vision, and it can occur in either eye. Cataracts most commonly occur due to aging, but they can also develop as a result of, among other causes: eye injuries diabetes cigarette smoking congenital defects exposure to radiation Image of an eye with […]

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