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    1. Race May Affect Macular Degeneration

      Feb. 11, 2008 -- Whites over the age of 65 may face a higher risk of losing their sight due to macular degeneration than African-Americans. A new study of more than 2,500 elderly people shows whites are more likely than African-Americans to show early signs of age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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    2. 3 Nutrients May Cut Cataract Risk

      Jan. 14, 2008 -- The antioxidants lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin E may help prevent cataracts, according to a new study on nutrition and eye health. The study's key finding: Women who get more lutein, zeaxanthin, and vitamin E are less likely to develop cataracts than women who skimp on those nutri

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    3. Long-Term Results With LASIK Good

      Jan. 2, 2007 -- New research should reassure the millions of people who have had laser surgery to correct nearsighted vision over the last two decades. One of the largest and longest follow-ups ever of patients who had LASIK for vision correction showed a very low rate of complications and a high ra

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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