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    1. Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict This

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye, a new study finds. "Macular degeneration is a disease of the retina

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    2. Goodbye to Reading Glasses?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new implantable eye device might make reading glasses a thing of the past, researchers report. Many people over age 40 develop blurriness in their near vision (presbyopia), which makes it difficult to see up close. The c

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    3. Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease. The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leadi

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    4. Vitamin E, Selenium May Not Prevent Cataracts

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both could h

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    5. Bacteria in Contact Lens Solution

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds. Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginosa , w

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    6. Bob Costas's Eye Trouble Temporary, Experts Say

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While skiers, snowboarders and skaters held viewers' attention during this week's Winter Olympics, it was tough not to notice TV broadcaster Bob Costas's glaring eye infection as well. The persistent infection, known

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    7. Gene Therapy May Restore Sight in People With Rare Blinding Disease

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy that successfully treated a rare eye disease in clinical trials could prove the key to preventing more common inherited causes of blindness, researchers say. In six male patients, doctors used a viru

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    8. You Might See Better in Your Eye Doctor's Office

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers warn that patients who see perfectly well in their eye doctor's office often end up seeing considerably less well in the comfort of their own home. The principal culprit: poor home lighting. "The results from ou

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    9. Halloween Contact Lenses Can Be Horror Story

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 24 (HealthDay News) -- Laura Butler knew something was wrong when she felt a pain in her eye while driving that was so bad she had to pull over. Butler, who lives in West Virginia and has brown eyes, said she had just started trying out decorative b

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    10. Eye Study Results May Offer New Therapy for Some Vision Loss

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 15 (HealthDay News) -- The system that controls eye movements in humans is highly adaptable and can make changes within a few hours when something interferes with a person's ability to see, according to a new study. The researchers said their findin

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