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    1. What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

      Do you ever look in the mirror and see that your eyes are red? Or droopy? Or extra crusty? Sometimes a cold compress and a trip to the drug store are all you need. Other times, it's a good idea to see your doctor. How can you tell the difference? A sneak peek at some common conditions will help you

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    2. 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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    3. How to Pick Good Sunglasses

      Sure, “cool” is part of it. Everyone needs a little cool now and then. But slipping on your favorite pair of shades before you go outside -- every time you go outside -- is more than just a nice look. It’s critical for a lot of reasons. You'll ward off those little wrinkles at the corners of your ey

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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