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  1. 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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  2. Some Blind People Use Echolocation to 'See'

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Some people who are blind develop an alternate sense -- called echolocation -- to help them "see," a new study indicates. In addition to relying on their other senses, people who are blind may also use echoes to d

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  3. Improper Contact Lens Use and Eye Infections

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Millions of Americans misuse contact lenses -- wearing them too long, not cleaning them properly -- and that causes almost a million cases of eye infection in the United States annually, a new report finds. These infec

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  4. Google Glass Might Curb Your Vision

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since its initial launch in 2013, Google Glass has been touted as a revolutionary entry into the world of "smart" eyewear. The promise: a broadly expanded visual experience with on-the-move, hands-free access to photos, video

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  5. Scientists Set Sights on 1st Whole-Eye Transplant

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 20

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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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