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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Eating to Prevent Cataracts

      March 28, 2000 (Indianapolis) -- There have been many studies of the relationship between intake of antioxidant vitamins, thought to reduce damage in the body from everyday living and unhealthy habits, and the risk for cataracts. Some have produced conflicting findings. A new study in the March edit

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    5. Cataract Culprit: New Study Builds Case Against the Sun

      March 14, 2000 (Los Angeles) -- Dermatologists know that too much sunshine can give you wrinkles and skin cancer. Here's another reason to stay out of the sun: a growing body of evidence links it with the development of cataracts. Cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens, are the leading cause of bli

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    6. Association Between Head CT Scans and Cataracts Disputed

      Jan. 27, 2000 (Lake Worth, Fla.) -- Contrary to previous findings, new research shows that having computed tomography (CT) scans -- a type of X-ray that is used to evaluate the head for possible diseases -- does not increase a person's risk of developing cataracts. The risk of developing cataracts,

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    7. Preoperative Testing Could Be a Waste of Time and Money

      Jan. 19, 2000 (Washington) -- Whether prompted by fear or good clinical judgment, physicians routinely order billions of dollars' worth of preoperative tests for patients, particularly for older individuals undergoing common procedures such as cataract surgery. But those tests don't seem to matter a

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