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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Genes, Lifestyle Affect Aging Eyes

    April 24, 2007 -- Your genes and lifestyle may affect your odds of developing macular degeneration, a new study shows. Macular degeneration, also called age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is America's leading cause of vision loss. It becomes more common with age and happens when the macula -- a

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  7. Over 40? LASIK Eye Surgery Succeeds

    April 20, 2007 -- More and more baby boomers are having laser eye surgery to free themselves from contacts, bifocals, and even reading glasses. Now new research finds that most can expect good outcomes when they have realistic expectations. "Patients 40 and over present special challenges, and they

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  8. Beta-Carotene Pills May Not Help Eyes

    March 14, 2007 -- You may not want to count on beta-carotene pills to prevent age-related macular degeneration (AMD). A new study in Archives of Ophthalmology shows that healthy men taking beta-carotene pills for 12 years were as likely to develop age-related maculopathy (ARM), which includes AMD, a

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  9. Dry Eye Syndrome May Cut Life Quality

    March 13, 2007 -- Dry eye syndrome may make vision significantly harder while reading, driving, working, watching TV, or using computers, a new study shows. Dry eye syndrome is marked by a deficiency in the quantity or quality of tears and may also include eye irritation, dryness, fatigue , and visu

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  10. Action Video Games May Boost Vision

    Feb. 8, 2007 -- Action video games may sharpen vision by helping players learn to ignore visual distractions. So say University of Rochester brain and cognitive science researchers Daphne Bavelier, PhD and C. Shawn Green, a graduate student. They found that novice video game players improved their a

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