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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. Contact Lens Solution Recall Advice

      May 30, 2007 -- Advanced Medical Optics has voluntarily recalled its Complete MoisturePlus multipurpose solution for contact lenses. The recall is due to concerns about a rare but serious eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite. In a news release dated M

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    10. Eating Fish May Preserve Eyesight

      May 15, 2007 -- Being called "fish eyes" may actually be a compliment. A new study shows people who eat at least two servings of fish per week are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a common cause of blindness among older people. Researchers found that people who ate a

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