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    1. Take Special Care With This Contact Lens Solution

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you use a contact lens solution with hydrogen peroxide, you need to follow certain steps for safe use, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says. Before choosing a contact lens solution, talk to your eye care provider

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    2. Improper Contact Lens Use Can Damage Eyes: CDC

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Unsafe use of contact lenses -- such as sleeping with them in place or using the same pair for too long -- is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly

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    3. Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Blindness is what many Americans fear most, a new survey shows. "These findings underscore the importance of good eyesight to most and that having good vision is key to one's overall sense of well-being," said lead resear

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    4. Are Women's Cornea Transplants Riskier From Men?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo a cornea transplant may have a worse outcome if their donor is a man, a new study suggests. Subtle differences between men and women may increase the risk of failure or rejection for up to five ye

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    5. FDA Approves First of New Drugs for Dry Eye

      July 13, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to the first of a new class of medications against dry eye disease. Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops are a newly developed type of drug called LFA-1 agonists, the agency explained in a news release. "Normal tear production i

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    6. Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical pulses to the brain may help restore vision in some partially blind patients, German researchers report. Glaucoma and other types of damage to the eye's optic nerve typically cause permanent damage. But, the new tec

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    7. FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant is placed in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye in people

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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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