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Would You Recognize Thyroid Eye Disease?

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.

Insurers Push for Cheaper, Untested Eye Treatment

Injecting a syringe of an unapproved treatment into a patient’s eyeball would be a nightmare scenario for most ophthalmologists. But that is what many major insurance companies are now suggesting doctors do. Read more on Health Policy Today.

Are Insurers Slighting Sjögren’s Patients?

By Susan Barajas When you have a disease nobody has heard of, it’s easy to feel alone. And when insurance companies make it harder for you to access treatment, it can become even more disheartening. I know these feelings all too well.  Read more on Health Policy Today.

Drug Shortage Distress

With the nation’s attention riveted on the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, drugs that allow patients to deal with other serious medical conditions are falling by the wayside. But it doesn’t need to be that way. Read more on Health Policy Today.

Vision Impairment to Double by 2050

A new study predicts an alarming increase in global vision impairment. The review of more than 500 studies found that the number of people who experience blindness and vision loss is likely to double by 2050. The finding suggests that advancements related to eye health may not be keeping pace with need. Read More.

World Sight Day Sheds Light on Eye Health

More than 2 billion people globally have a vision impairment – nearly half of which could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed. That’s why World Sight Day, an international day of awareness held each October, focuses attention on the important global issue of eye health. World Sight Day provides a platform for organizations to encourage governments, corporations, institutions and individuals

Treating Thyroid Eye Disease from Home

How can policymakers keep care accessible for seniors with a debilitating vision condition called thyroid eye disease? By allowing for infused treatment at home, suggests a new survey of Medicare beneficiaries. As reported by the Vision Health Advocacy Coalition, home infusion could allow people to access thyroid eye disease treatment without risking exposure to the coronavirus or other infectious diseases, such as the

Making Women’s Vision and Eye Health a Priority

What do cataract, dry eye, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration have in common? They’re more prevalent in women.  In fact, vision and eye conditions across the board disproportionately affect women. That’s why April serves as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month, giving patients and advocates an opportunity to raise awareness, increase public education and urge women to prioritize their vision health. Women face

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