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    1. Chickenpox, Shingles Shot Tied to Rare Eye Problem

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says. "Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on the front of the eye,

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    2. Eating This Daily May Decrease Glaucoma Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green leafy vegetables h

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    3. Glaucoma Patients: False Notions of Pot Treatment

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found. And the trend toward legalization of marijuana has lent addit

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    4. 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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    5. Could My Medications Cause Vision Problems?

      Do your eyes feel dry? Are they red, itchy, or watery? Is your vision blurry? You might blame your age, the weather, or your cat. But consider this: It could be your medicine cabinet. “Many different medications can cause eye problems,” says Laurie Barber, MD, a spokeswoman for the American Academy

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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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