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    1. Natural Vision Correction: Beyond the Hope & Hype

      For many people, the idea that you can correct your vision naturally -- without glasses, contact lenses, drugs, or lasers -- is more than a notion. It’s a long-held hope. A lifelong dream. It’s also a hot topic for eye doctors. Natural vision correction is the belief that you can improve your vision

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    2. Parkinson's Drug May Help Macular Degeneration

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common Parkinson's disease medication might hold potential for preventing or treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, new research suggests. At this stage, no one is recommending

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    3. 7 Foods for Healthy Eyes

      By Alia Hoyt When I was 15 years old, I walked right into a wall because I hadn’t put my contacts in yet that morning. Two broken toes later, my mother waggled a reproachful finger at me and said again that I should’ve eaten more carrots growing up. As it turns out, although carrots are high in plan

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    4. Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something. Pigments called carotenoids -- which give red or orange hues to carrots, sweet potatoes a

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    5. Contaminated Eye Ointments Recalled by Allergan

      Aug. 26, 2015 -- Allergan is voluntarily recalling certain lots of various eye ointments, because some users reported them to be contaminated, the pharmaceutical company announced. A small number of customers found a small black particle attached to the product's cap, the company said Monday in a ne

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    6. Contact Lens Wearers Take Chances With Their Eyes

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most contact lens wearers close their eyes to safety recommendations, a new U.S. government study finds. Nearly all of the 41 million Americans who use contact lenses admit they engage in at least one type of risky behav

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    7. Bionic Eye Helps Restore Some Vision in 80-Year-Old

      July 28, 2015 -- An 80-year-old British man has become the first person to receive a bionic eye transplant to treat dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Ray Flynn got the operation to help restore his central vision. Doctors say initial screening tests after surgery show improvements. Flynn r

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    8. Drops Promising as Nonsurgical Cataract Treatment

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Eyes clouded by cataracts may one day be treated with drops rather than surgery, a new animal study suggests. Today, surgery is the only means of treating cataracts, the leading cause of blindness in the world. Doctor

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    9. Wear Contacts? You May Have Different Eye Bacteria

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in bacteria populations may be one reason why people who wear contact lenses are more prone to eye infections, a new study suggests. "Our research clearly shows that putting a foreign object, such as a contact lens,

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    10. Diabetes Drug Metformin May Lower Glaucoma Risk

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing the eye condition glaucoma in a new study. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucom

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