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  1. Out of Sight, Out of Sound

    When she learned she would go blind and deaf before her 30th birthday, Rebecca Alexander didn't have time to be afraid.

  2. Inflammation Linked to Eye Disease

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- A chemical marker of inflammation may be connected to the leading cause of vision loss in Western countries. Dutch researchers reported that news today in the Archives of Ophthalmology. They studied the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (CRP) and age-related macular degeneration

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  3. Less Eye Patch Time OK for Lazy Eye

    Sept. 13, 2007 -- There may be no extra benefit for kids with lazy eye (amblyopia) to wear an eye patch for more than six hours daily, a new study shows. The study included 80 young children (average age: nearly 6) in London who had lazy eye. The kids were assigned to wear an eye patch for six hours

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  4. Nutrients May Help Save Eyes

    Sept. 11, 2007 -- New research shows that eating yellow and green vegetables may help people aged 60 and older avoid age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. That news comes from a study of some 4,500 people aged 60-80 who were screened for age-related macular degeneration, wh

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  5. Glaucoma, Alzheimer's Disease Linked

    Aug. 6, 2007 -- Scientists today announced that Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma share a risky protein called amyloid beta. Targeting amyloid beta with Alzheimer's drugs may help treat glaucoma, according to the researchers, who work in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe. Amyloid beta is a key ingredi

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  6. Aging Baby Boomers Unaware of Eye Risk

    July 31, 2007 -- Few aging baby boomers are aware of their risk of age-related eye diseases or are doing what they need to do to protect their future vision. This was the finding from a national survey released today by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to coincide with new eye disease scr

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  7. High-Sugar Foods May Affect Eyesight

    July 13, 2007 -- Eating lots of sugary, starchy foods may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), America's top cause of vision loss. That news appears in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . AMD typically starts late in life. It affects the retina, located in th

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  8. FDA OKs New LASIK Device

    July 12, 2007 -- The FDA has approved the CustomVue Monovision LASIK device, the first LASIK device designed for treating one eye to see faraway objects and the other eye for close-up vision. "The approval of the CustomVue Monovision LASIK expands permanent vision correction options for nearsighted

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  9. 5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes in Summer

    Flying grit from off-roading or yard work, chemicals in pools, a sun that sears delicate tissues -- summer is an obstacle course for your precious eyes. You can still have fun, but you may need to take some steps to protect your peepers. A lot of this is common sense, which, sadly, is not always so

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  10. Omega-3s May Help Prevent Blindness

    June 25, 2007 -- Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent blindness by thwarting the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. That news appears in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Medicine. Three leading causes of blindness are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy,

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