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    1. Healthy Vitamin C Amount Might Prevent Cataracts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious -- cataracts. "While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay t

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    2. Drops Promising as Nonsurgical Cataract Treatment

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eyes clouded by cataracts may one day be treated with drops rather than surgery, a new animal study suggests. Today, surgery is the only means of treating cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctor

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    3. KAMRA Implant for Near Vision Gets OK’d

      April 22, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first short-distance vision implant for some people with normal worsening of vision with age, or presbyopia. The agency says in a news release that the KAMRA implant is meant for people ages 45 to 60 who haven’t had cataract surgery, can’t focus clearly on

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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