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  1. Vitamin E, Selenium May Not Prevent Cataracts

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both could h

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  2. Cataract Surgery May Be Safer With Laser

    Oct. 25, 2011 (Orlando, Fla.) -- Laser pretreatment to "soften" cataracts appears to be making cataract surgery safer, two new studies suggest. "There certainly seems to be a benefit to using the laser," says American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) spokesman James Salz, MD, clinical professor of oph

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  3. Vegetarians May Have Lower Risk of Cataracts

    April 20, 2011 -- People who eat meat may be at increased risk of developing cataracts compared to vegetarians, a new study shows. Researchers at the University of Oxford in England say vegetarians and vegans are 30% to 40% less likely to develop cataracts than people who eat a lot of meat. Other fa

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  4. New Laser Surgery for Cataracts in the Works

    Nov. 17, 2010 -- An experimental image-guided laser technique could change the way cataract surgery is performed for decades to come. Experts say guided lasers will allow eye surgeons to perform cataract surgeries in less time with more precision, meaning that more patients could end up with 20/20 v

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  5. Healthy Diet May Lower Cataract Risk for Women

    June 14, 2010 -- Eating healthfully isn’t just good for your heart, your bones, or keeping your weight down. New research shows good nutrition is also good for your eyes. A study of more than 1,800 women has found that those who scored among the highest group for following nationally recommended die

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  6. Cataracts From Antidepressants?

    March 12, 2010 -- SSRI antidepressants raise the risk of cataracts by about 15% -- enough to cause 22,000 extra cataract cases in the U.S. each year, Canadian researchers suggest. The study does not prove that antidepressants cause cataracts. And even if the finding is confirmed, the risk to an indi

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  7. Cholesterol Drugs May Avert Cataracts

    June 20, 2006 -- Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- especially Zocor -- appear to lower the risk of the most common kind of age-related cataract. Cataracts Cataracts -- clouding of the lens of the eye -- become more common as people age. There's some evidence that cataracts are less common in peop

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  8. Cosmic Radiation May Up Cataracts in Pilots

    Aug. 8, 2005 -- Exposure to high-altitude cosmic radiation may make commercial pilots more likely to get cataracts than nonpilots. Cataracts in the center of the eye's lens were three times as common among commercial pilots as among their peers who weren't pilots, write researchers from Iceland in t

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  9. Study: Fruits, Veggies May Help Avoid Cataracts

    June 17, 2005 -- Eating lots of fruits and vegetables may help avoid cataracts, say researchers in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . "High intake of fruits and vegetables may have a modest protective effect" against cataracts, they write. The research team included William Christen of Har

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  10. Cataract Surgery: The Innovations Continue

    Nov. 9, 2000 -- Even if you're too young for cataracts, you probably know that cataract surgery is one of modern medicine's triumphs. It's evolved from a major procedure, which left patients visually disabled during a long recovery, to a stitchless day surgery, after which visual recovery is virtual

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