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    1. Are Women's Cornea Transplants Riskier From Men?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Women who undergo a cornea transplant may have a worse outcome if their donor is a man, a new study suggests. Subtle differences between men and women may increase the risk of failure or rejection for up to five ye

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    2. FDA Approves First of New Drugs for Dry Eye

      July 13, 2016 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday gave the nod to the first of a new class of medications against dry eye disease. Xiidra (lifitegrast) eyedrops are a newly developed type of drug called LFA-1 agonists, the agency explained in a news release. "Normal tear production i

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    3. Could 'Zaps' to the Brain Help Fight Glaucoma?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Electrical pulses to the brain may help restore vision in some partially blind patients, German researchers report. Glaucoma and other types of damage to the eye's optic nerve typically cause permanent damage. But, the new tec

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    4. FDA Approves Eye Implant for Aging Boomers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- An implant that helps the aging eye focus on small print and nearby objects has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The implant is placed in the cornea (the clear, front surface) of one eye in people

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    5. This at Bedtime Could Temporarily Rob Your Sight

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A short-lived optical sensation can lead some smartphone users to mistakenly believe they've lost sight in one eye, British doctors report. The temporary vision loss can affect people who read their smartphone in the

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    6. Nearly 10 Million in U.S. Are Severely Nearsighted

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds. Rates of nearsightedness -- also known as myopia -- in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the stud

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    7. Healthy Vitamin C Amount Might Prevent Cataracts

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious -- cataracts. "While we cannot totally avoid developing cataracts, we may be able to delay t

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    8. Contact Lenses May Disrupt Eyes' Natural Bacteria

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Contact lenses may alter the natural bacterial environment of your eyes, new research suggests. A small study found that the eye surface of contact lens wearers tends to harbor bacteria normally found on the skin surroundin

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    9. Stem Cells Used to Correct Infant Cataracts

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A new surgical technique for removing cataracts might allow the eye's stem cells to regenerate a healthy lens, if preliminary findings hold up. In an early study of infants born with cataracts, researchers used a minimally

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    10. Statins May Ease Macular Degeneration for Some

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High doses of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs -- medicines such as Lipitor, Crestor and Zocor -- may help people with a common eye disease called macular degeneration, a small study suggests. In the early stage clinical

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