Thyroid Eye Disease Awareness Week is the perfect time to recognize the voices of patients and caregivers affected by the rare and debilitating – but treatable – autoimmune condition. Learn More
This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is excited to feature the Macular Degeneration Association. This organization is committed to empowering and educating people affected by age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is an eye disease that affects the central part of the retina, called the macula. People living with the disease experience a loss of central vision but maintain their peripheral vision. An
This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is thrilled to feature the TED Community Organization. This organization is a community of individuals dedicated to providing education, support and connection for those affected by thyroid eye disease, or TED. Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune disorder that affects the eyes and the surrounding tissues. Individuals living with the disease experience eye bulging, double vision,
Most Americans are probably aware that men die at a younger age than women, get sick more often and are more likely to suffer from heart disease and other chronic conditions. But this familiar narrative can mislead women about some of the disproportionate risks to their health. One area with a large “reverse health gap” is the eyes. Read more on Health Policy Today.
This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is excited to highlight the Sjögren's Foundation. The foundation is dedicated to creating a community where patients, health care professionals and researchers can come together to raise awareness about the complexities of Sjögren's. Sjögren's is an autoimmune disease that can affect the entire body. Patients can experience symptoms that range from dry eye to organ dysfunction.
This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is pleased to highlight the Autoimmune Association. This group is dedicated to autoimmune disease awareness, advocacy, education and research. Their work brings the health care community one step closer to a world without autoimmune disease. “For over 30 years we have been a pioneer in serving autoimmune patients, sponsoring research and advocating for access to health
This month, the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition is pleased to highlight Prevent Blindness. The group advocates for people living with a wide range of vision and eye health conditions. Prevent Blindness serves patients, caregivers, health care professionals, educators and industry leaders across the country. It advocates at the local, state and national levels for strong public policy and funding for vision and eye
Tennessee and Kentucky are the latest states to enact step therapy reform, joining more than two dozen others in protecting commercially insured patients from the harmful practice. Federal officials, meanwhile, are leaving some seniors vulnerable. Read more on Health Policy Today.
By Paul Phelps, MD, FACS A new drug could restore independence for people with a rare vision condition. For physicians like me, that’s exciting news. Read more on Health Policy Today.
Eye bulging, double vision, watery eyes and debilitating eye pain. Any one of these symptoms is reason to visit an eye doctor, but together they could signify thyroid eye disease. Read more on Health Policy Today.