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  1. New Macular Degeneration Drug Preserves Sight

    Dec. 29, 2004 - A new drug may help slow the gradual loss of vision associated with the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. New research shows the drug, Macugen, slowed loss of vision as well as reduced the risk of severe vision loss or blindness among older adults with the wet form of age

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  2. New Drug for Rare Type of Macular Degeneration.

    Dec. 21, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new drug treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The drug, called Macugen, doesn't cure the condition, but it slows vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is rare. It accounts for about 1 in 10 cases of macular degeneration. Bu

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  3. New Drug for Rare Type of Macular Degeneration

    Dec. 21, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new drug treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration. The drug, called Macugen, doesn't cure the condition, but it slows vision loss. Wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) is rare. It accounts for about 1 in 10 cases of macular degeneration. Bu

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  4. Hard Contact Lenses Slow Kids' Nearsightedness

    Dec. 13, 2004 -- Nearsightedness progresses more slowly in children who wear hard contact lenses compared with those who wear soft contact lenses, say Ohio researchers. About a quarter of the U.S. population is nearsighted. The problem, called myopia, usually starts between ages 8-16 years. It can w

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  5. Lead Exposure Eyed as Risk for Cataracts

    Dec. 7, 2004 -- Lead exposure may increase the risk of cataracts, especially for men, a new study shows. Despite public health efforts to cut lead in gasoline, paint, and other sources in the environment, lead exposure continues to pose a significant problem, writes researcher Debra A. Schaumberg, S

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  6. Eat Spinach, Prevent Cataracts?

    Dec. 3, 2004 -- Eating lots of spinach and other leafy green vegetables may help protect your eyes from damage caused by the sun and reduce the risk of cataracts, according to a new study. Although vitamin manufacturers have touted the benefits of the antioxidants lutein and zeaxanthin in promoting

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  7. Heavy Computer Use Linked to Glaucoma

    Nov. 15, 2004 -- Spending too much time looking at a computer screen may raise your risk of the vision-robbing eye disease glaucoma, particularly if you're nearsighted, according to a new Japanese study. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that ultimately cause damage to the optic nerve. It can lead

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  8. Weekend Treatments May Correct Lazy Eye

    Nov. 1, 2004 -- Treating a child with eye drops on the weekend alone may be enough to correct a lazy eye, according to a new study. Researchers say the findings suggest that giving drops just twice during the weekend to children with a lazy eye is just as effective as giving them daily eye drops or

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  9. Spooky Contact Lenses May Threaten Sight

    Oct. 29, 2004 -- Cat-like or hypnotic decorative contact lenses may sound like the perfect addition to your Halloween costume, but FDA officials say the effects can be frightening. The FDA is warning people about the risks of using decorative or special effect lenses that were not obtained from an e

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  10. Implanted Lens Approved for Nearsightedness

    Sept. 13, 2004 -- The FDA today approved a new type of permanently implanted plastic lens that may help eliminate the need for contact lenses or glasses in people with nearsightedness. The implanted lens also offers an alternative to laser surgery such as LASIK for people with this common vision pro

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