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    1. Eyeglasses Can Be Hazardous

      April 28, 2006 -- Eyeglasses may help you see better and avoid walking into trouble every day, but a new study shows failing to protect those specs during risky activities could put your eyes at risk. Researchers found injuries related to wearing eyeglasses sent an estimated 27,000 people to emergen

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    2. Contact Lens Solution, Eye Fungus Link

      April 11, 2006 -- A U.S. outbreak of sight-threatening eye fungus is linked to a contact lens solution, the FDA has announced. There's no proof that the contact lens solution actually caused the 109 U.S. cases of an unusual eye fungus infection reported to the CDC. So far, only 30 cases have been fu

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    3. Rare Reactions Reported With Macugen

      Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, (OSI) Eyetech Inc., and the FDA are alerting health care professionals to risks associated with injections of Macugen, a medication for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. Pfizer is a WebMD sponsor. Since market introd

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    4. Rare Cases of Eye Fungus With Contacts

      April 7, 2006 -- A rare infection from a fungus that can threaten eyesight has been reported in several U.S. wearers of soft contact lenses. The fungus causes a fungal keratitis, an infection of the cornea. The fungus, fusarium, is commonly present in the environment in plant matter. The CDC has rep

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    5. Summer Buyers' Guide: Sunglasses

      This summer, those in the know say that women will sport oversized, colorful plastic sunglasses. Think Jackie O meets Jessica Simpson and the Olsen Twins, predicts Michelle Lynn Walnum, the public relations director at A-list sunglass house Oliver Peoples in Los Angeles. Last year Jessica wore white

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    6. Diet, Lifestyle May Affect Eye Health

      March 24, 2006 -- Your eyes may be a window to your body's health, a new study shows. The report, published in Nutrition , shows that diet and lifestyle might sway the odds -- for better or worse -- of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is America's leading cause of vision loss.

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    7. Healthy Diet May Help Seniors' Vision

      Dec. 27, 2005 -- A healthy diet may be a feast for aging eyes. A new Dutch study links diets rich in four antioxidants -- beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc -- to lower odds of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study by Redmer van Leeuwen, MD, PhD, and colleagues appe

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    8. Glaucoma Runs in the Family

      Dec. 19, 2005 -- If you have a sister or brother with glaucoma, your risk of developing the eye impairment may be four times the expected population risk, according to a study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Based on these findings, the authors recommend siblings of glaucoma patients have t

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    9. New Contact Lenses, Old Infection Risk

      Dec. 6, 2005 -- The newest extended-wear contact lenses have a similar risk of eye infections as older soft lenses worn for fewer nights. That news is reported in Ophthalmology. It comes from postmarketing studies funded by CIBA Vision, which makes the silicone hydrogel lenses, marketed as Night & D

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    10. Squint at Computer Screen: Eye Risk?

      Dec. 2, 2005 - The more you squint at a computer screen, the more you may be putting your eyes at risk. A new study shows the more people squint at a computer screen, the less they blink, and the more they reported symptoms like eye strain, dryness, irritation, and tearing. Researchers found squinti

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