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U-M Kellogg Eye Center in Ann Arbor
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It’s a scary question but, yes, you can get cancer on your eyelids. Although not as common as skin cancer on other parts of the body, up to 10% of all skin cancers affect the eyelids.
http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/blogs/eyehealth/can-i-get-cancer-on-my-eyelids/

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Do you have low vision? Check out the Kellogg Eye Blog to learn more about devices and apps that can help.

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What you need to know about age-related macular degeneration. http://ow.ly/XZD99 ‪#‎AMDawareness‬
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With only 100 ophthalmologists to serve 94 million people, Ethiopia is in dire need of more eye doctors. To address this need, Kellogg physicians, Dr. Jonathan Green and Dr. Monte Del Monte, led a team to help an Ethiopian medical school establish a world-class residency training program. http://ow.ly/XZsbJ
 #Ethiopia #international #global #ophthalmology
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Did you know that up to 10% of all skin cancers affect the eyelids. Get the facts! Know the warning signs and learn how eyelid cancer is detected, treated, and can be prevented: http://ow.ly/XWHka ‪#cancer #eye #eyehealth
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Most people develop low vision as a result of eye conditions and diseases, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigmentosa, and stroke. Those affected often find it difficult to accomplish the tasks of everyday life such as reading, recognizing faces, cooking, driving, and differentiating color. Learn how innovative technologies, devices, and adaptive techniques can help you make the most of your remaining vision and maximize independence in your daily life. http://www.kellogg.umich.edu/lowvision/ #LowVisionAwareness #LowVision #assistive #technology
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It is normal to see “red eye” in a photograph taken with a flash. If, however, the eye appears to be white, a trip to a pediatric ophthalmologist is in order. In some cases, the white pupil could signal a cataract or even retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye. http://ow.ly/XGTeF  #pediatric #cancer #eye #retinoblastoma
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Dr. Elizabeth Du saw a need to make learning the fundamentals of performing successful cataract surgery more accessible to residents and trainees in the United States and worldwide. So, she developed a free four-week online class “Introduction to Cataract Surgery” that is available on Coursera. Learn more: http://ow.ly/XE1pV

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Glaucoma is a primary cause of vision loss and blindness in the US, affecting around 2.7 million people. While severe glaucoma-related vision loss can often be prevented, there is one major barrier: around half of patients with the disease do not know they have it. ‪#‎GlaucomaAwarenessMonth‬
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/305023.php

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Professional, skilled, compassionate, committed, optimistic, kind, enthusiastic are just a few of the words our doctors and patients use to describe our ophthalmic technicians and medical assistants. We would like to take this opportunity, during National Ophthalmic Medical Technicians Week (November 2 – 8), to say THANK YOU to this dedicated team for the work they do and the exceptional care they provide to our patients every day!
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