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  1. Omega-3s No Help Against Age-Linked Eye Trouble: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Adding omega-3 fatty acids and other nutrients to standard antioxidant vitamins doesn't give older people any added protection against a leading cause of blindness, a new study finds. The study looked at age-related macular degene

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  2. Living Well With Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    Amy Atcha, 47, began to suspect there was something wrong when her 72-year-old mother, Judith Arcy, wasn't able to read a menu or see the numbers on her cell phone. After a visit to the ophthalmologist, her mother's diagnosis turned out to be age-related dry macular degeneration (AMD), a chronic, de

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  3. Vision Loss and Depression May Be Linked

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 7 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression are more likely to have self-reported vision loss, according to a new study. Researchers analyzed data from more than 10,000 adults aged 20 and older who took part in the U.S. National Health and Nutriti

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  4. Best Glaucoma Treatments Still a Puzzle

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs and surgery can lower the hallmark inner-eye pressure characteristic of glaucoma -- the second-leading cause of blindness in the United States. But research still hasn't identified the best ways to prevent significant vi

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  5. FDA Approves 'Bionic Eye' for Rare Vision Disorder

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 14 (HealthDay News) -- An implanted, sight-enhancing device some are calling a "bionic eye" is the first to gain approval for use in the United States, officials announced Thursday. According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the new Argus

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  6. Aspirin Linked to Blinding Eye Disease

    Jan. 22, 2013 -- Regular aspirin users are more likely to develop the “wet” form of age-related macular degeneration compared to people who rarely or never take the drug, a new study shows. Aspirin is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. Millions of people with heart disease take a daily

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  7. New Eye Test May Help Predict Risk of Glaucoma

    Jan. 4, 2013 -- A new study from Australia may offer a new way of identifying people at risk of glaucoma years before vision loss happens. Glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness. But because vision damage often occurs gradually, most people with the eye disease do not realize they have it until a

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  8. Regular Aspirin Use May Boost Risk of Eye Problem

    Dec. 18, 2012 -- Taking aspirin regularly appears to slightly raise the risk of the eye condition known as age-related macular degeneration or AMD, new research suggests. The increased risk only occurred with people who had taken aspirin regularly 10 years before they were diagnosed with the potenti

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  9. Vision Problems Rising Rapidly in the U.S.

    Dec. 11, 2012 -- The diabetes and obesity epidemics may be fueling a dramatic rise in the number of people with vision problems, a new study suggests. Rates of vision problems that can’t be treated with glasses or contact lenses, known as nonrefractive vision problems, increased by 21% between two s

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  10. iPads May Help Those With 'Low Vision' Read Better

    Nov. 12, 2012 -- iPads and other tablets with backlit screens may allow millions of people with "low vision" to read faster and easier, a new study suggests. Low vision is an umbrella term for people who still have trouble reading, watching TV, or performing other daily activities despite glasses, c

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