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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Contact Lens Solution Recall Advice

    May 30, 2007 -- Advanced Medical Optics has voluntarily recalled its Complete MoisturePlus multipurpose solution for contact lenses. The recall is due to concerns about a rare but serious eye infection called Acanthamoeba keratitis, which is caused by a waterborne parasite. In a news release dated M

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  9. Eating Fish May Preserve Eyesight

    May 15, 2007 -- Being called "fish eyes" may actually be a compliment. A new study shows people who eat at least two servings of fish per week are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- a common cause of blindness among older people. Researchers found that people who ate a

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  10. Lazy Eye May Be Reversible in Adults

    April 30, 2007 -- Amblyopia, or "lazy eye," may be reversible in adults, according to preliminary tests done on rats. The experiments were done in Italy by Alessandro Sale, PhD, and colleagues. Sale works in Pisa, Italy, at the Scuola Normale Superiore. In amblyopia, one eye is stronger than another

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