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  1. Eye Surgery Errors Avoidable

    Nov. 12, 2007 -- Most eye surgery errors could be avoided by following standard procedures, such as marking the surgical site and taking a time-out before incision. A new study shows eye surgery errors are rare, occurring at a rate of about 69 errors per 1 million procedures. The most common error w

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  2. Many Adults Fuzzy on Eye Health

    Oct. 19, 2007 -- A new survey shows that many U.S. adults need to upgrade their eye care. The survey of 1,000 adults shows that nearly half -- 47% -- worry more about losing their sight than about losing their memory and their ability to walk or hear. But almost 30% indicated that they don't get the

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  3. Inflammation Linked to Eye Disease

    Oct. 8, 2007 -- A chemical marker of inflammation may be connected to the leading cause of vision loss in Western countries. Dutch researchers reported that news today in the Archives of Ophthalmology. They studied the inflammation marker C-reactive protein (CRP) and age-related macular degeneration

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  4. Less Eye Patch Time OK for Lazy Eye

    Sept. 13, 2007 -- There may be no extra benefit for kids with lazy eye (amblyopia) to wear an eye patch for more than six hours daily, a new study shows. The study included 80 young children (average age: nearly 6) in London who had lazy eye. The kids were assigned to wear an eye patch for six hours

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  5. Nutrients May Help Save Eyes

    Sept. 11, 2007 -- New research shows that eating yellow and green vegetables may help people aged 60 and older avoid age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness. That news comes from a study of some 4,500 people aged 60-80 who were screened for age-related macular degeneration, wh

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  6. Glaucoma, Alzheimer's Disease Linked

    Aug. 6, 2007 -- Scientists today announced that Alzheimer's disease and glaucoma share a risky protein called amyloid beta. Targeting amyloid beta with Alzheimer's drugs may help treat glaucoma, according to the researchers, who work in the U.K. and elsewhere in Europe. Amyloid beta is a key ingredi

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  7. Aging Baby Boomers Unaware of Eye Risk

    July 31, 2007 -- Few aging baby boomers are aware of their risk of age-related eye diseases or are doing what they need to do to protect their future vision. This was the finding from a national survey released today by the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) to coincide with new eye disease scr

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  8. High-Sugar Foods May Affect Eyesight

    July 13, 2007 -- Eating lots of sugary, starchy foods may make eyes more vulnerable to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), America's top cause of vision loss. That news appears in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition . AMD typically starts late in life. It affects the retina, located in th

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  9. FDA OKs New LASIK Device

    July 12, 2007 -- The FDA has approved the CustomVue Monovision LASIK device, the first LASIK device designed for treating one eye to see faraway objects and the other eye for close-up vision. "The approval of the CustomVue Monovision LASIK expands permanent vision correction options for nearsighted

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  10. Omega-3s May Help Prevent Blindness

    June 25, 2007 -- Omega-3 fatty acids may help prevent blindness by thwarting the growth of abnormal blood vessels in the eye. That news appears in the advance online edition of the journal Nature Medicine. Three leading causes of blindness are age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy,

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