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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. KAMRA Implant for Near Vision Gets OK’d

      April 22, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the first short-distance vision implant for some people with normal worsening of vision with age, or presbyopia. The agency says in a news release that the KAMRA implant is meant for people ages 45 to 60 who haven’t had cataract surgery, can’t focus clearly on

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    8. Calcium Supplements Tied to Macular Degeneration

      April 10, 2015 -- Older people who take more than 800 milligrams of calcium a day are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a condition that causes severe vision loss, according to a new study in JAMA Ophthalmology. The link was found only in people 68 a

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    9. Digital Compass Helps Blind Rats 'See'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research in rats suggests a special compass might one day help blind people navigate their physical environments. Using a head-mounted device, Japanese scientists attached a microstimulator and a digital compass to t

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    10. Sun's Damage Lingers Long After Dark

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) radiation continues long after you get out of the sun, even in the dark, a new study says. Researchers explain that UV light from the sun or tanning beds can damage DNA in melanocyt

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