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    1. This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report. The temporary vision loss can affect people who read their smartphone in the

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    2. Nearly 10 Million in U.S. Are Severely Nearsighted

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds. Rates of nearsightedness -- also known as myopia -- in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the stud

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    3. 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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    4. Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses may alter the natural bacterial environment of your eyes, new research suggests. A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surroundin

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    5. Stem Cells Used to Correct Infant Cataracts

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new surgical technique for removing cataracts might allow the eye's stem cells to regenerate a healthy lens, if preliminary findings hold up. In an early study of infants born with cataracts, researchers used a minimally

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    6. Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical

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    7. Chickenpox, Shingles Shot Tied to Rare Eye Problem

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says. "Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on the front of the eye,

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    8. Eating This Daily May Decrease Glaucoma Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green leafy vegetables h

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    9. Glaucoma Patients: False Notions of Pot Treatment

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found. And the trend toward legalization of marijuana has lent addit

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    10. Natural Vision Correction: Beyond the Hope & Hype

      For many people, the idea that you can correct your vision naturally -- without glasses, contact lenses, drugs, or lasers -- is more than a notion. It’s a long-held hope. A lifelong dream. It’s also a hot topic for eye doctors. Natural vision correction is the belief that you can improve your vision

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