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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. Bacteria in Contact Lens Solution

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa , w

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  3. Bob Costas's Eye Trouble Temporary, Experts Say

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While skiers, snowboarders and skaters held viewers' attention during this week's Winter Olympics, it was tough not to notice TV broadcaster Bob Costas's glaring eye infection as well. The persistent infection, known

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  4. Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy that successfully treated a rare eye disease in clinical trials could prove the key to preventing more common inherited causes of blindness, researchers say. In six male patients, doctors used a viru

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  5. You Might See Better in Your Eye Doctor's Office

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers warn that patients who see perfectly well in their eye doctor's office often end up seeing considerably less well in the comfort of their own home. The principal culprit: poor home lighting. "The results from ou

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  6. Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Horror Story

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Laura Butler knew something was wrong when she felt a pain in her eye while driving that was so bad she had to pull over. Butler, who lives in West Virginia and has brown eyes, said she had just started trying out decorative b

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  7. Eye Study Results May Offer New Therapy for Some Vision Loss

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The system that controls eye movements in humans is highly adaptable and can make changes within a few hours when something interferes with a person's ability to see, according to a new study. The researchers said their findin

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  8. Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn't give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degene

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  9. Living Well With Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Amy Atcha, 47, began to suspect there was something wrong when her 72-year-old mother, Judith Arcy, wasn't able to read a menu or see the numbers on her cell phone. After a visit to the ophthalmologist, her mother's diagnosis turned out to be age-related dry macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, de

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  10. Vision Loss and Depression May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutriti

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