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  • Ophthalmology innovations paving the way for diagnosis & treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
    by Moneika Ramsinghani on February 7, 2024 at 1:01 pm

    Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the leading causes of vision loss for people over the age of 55 and today, affecting approximately 2.5 million Canadians. As February marks AMD Awareness Month, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) is educating Canadians about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, along with vision care innovations that will play a key role in slowing down the progression of this eye disease.  The post Ophthalmology innovations paving the way for diagnosis & treatment of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Diabetes Awareness Month highlights importance of eye care for vision loss prevention
    by Moneika Ramsinghani on November 7, 2023 at 1:21 pm

    Toronto, ON – November 7, 2023 – November marks Diabetes Awareness Month and the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to educate Canadians on one of the various complications that are associated with diabetes, specifically diabetic retinopathy (DR), an eye disease that can lead to vision loss. According to recent data, the number of adults living The post Diabetes Awareness Month highlights importance of eye care for vision loss prevention appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Capture the beauty of Canada: Canadian Ophthalmological Society announces national photo contest for World Sight Day
    by Moneika Ramsinghani on September 19, 2023 at 1:04 pm

    TORONTO, Sept. 19, 2023 /CNW/ – On October 12, it’s World Sight Day, an international day of awareness organized by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). To spread awareness on the importance of eye health, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS), the national authority on eye and vision care in Canada, has launched a national photo contest: See The The post Capture the beauty of Canada: Canadian Ophthalmological Society announces national photo contest for World Sight Day appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Clear vision for the future: Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates Indigenous Children Eye Examination Project, impacting 6,000 lives to date
    by Kim Tytler on August 8, 2023 at 1:23 pm

    TORONTO, Aug. 8, 2023 /CNW/ – August marks Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, and as good vision is significantly important for a child’s growth and well-being, the Canadian Ophthalmological Society (COS) wants to raise awareness about the importance of eye exams and highlight the work that’s being done by the Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE) project. To The post Clear vision for the future: Canadian Ophthalmological Society celebrates Indigenous Children Eye Examination Project, impacting 6,000 lives to date appeared first on COS-SCO.

  • Wearing sunglasses year-round is crucial to maintain optimal eye health
    by Moneika Ramsinghani on May 30, 2023 at 1:46 pm

    As June also marks Cataract Awareness Month, it becomes all the more important to raise awareness and educate Canadians about cataracts, the primary cause of vision loss. The post Wearing sunglasses year-round is crucial to maintain optimal eye health appeared first on COS-SCO.