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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Chickenpox, Shingles Shot Tied to Rare Eye Problem

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The vaccine for chickenpox and shingles has been linked to inflammation of the eye's cornea, but the number of such cases is small, a new study says. "Keratitis, or inflammation of the clear layer on the front of the eye,

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    6. Eating This Daily May Decrease Glaucoma Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk of glaucoma -- a serious eye disease -- by 20 percent or more over many years, a new study suggests. "We found those consuming the most green leafy vegetables h

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    7. Glaucoma Patients: False Notions of Pot Treatment

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Glaucoma patients ask for marijuana prescriptions because they have false notions of its effectiveness in treating the eye disease, a new survey has found. And the trend toward legalization of marijuana has lent addit

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    8. Parkinson's Drug May Help Macular Degeneration

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A common Parkinson's disease medication might hold potential for preventing or treating macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in the elderly, new research suggests. At this stage, no one is recommending

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    9. Carrots Do Help Aging Eyes, Study Shows

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Your parents may have told you, "Eat your carrots, they're good for your eyes," and a new study suggests they were on to something. Pigments called carotenoids -- which give red or orange hues to carrots, sweet potatoes a

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    10. 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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