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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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