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  1. Contact Lens Solution, Eye Fungus Link

    April 11, 2006 -- A U.S. outbreak of sight-threatening eye fungus is linked to a contact lens solution, the FDA has announced. There's no proof that the contact lens solution actually caused the 109 U.S. cases of an unusual eye fungus infection reported to the CDC. So far, only 30 cases have been fu

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  2. Rare Reactions Reported With Macugen

    Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, (OSI) Eyetech Inc., and the FDA are alerting health care professionals to risks associated with injections of Macugen, a medication for wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among the elderly. Pfizer is a WebMD sponsor. Since market introd

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  3. Rare Cases of Eye Fungus With Contacts

    April 7, 2006 -- A rare infection from a fungus that can threaten eyesight has been reported in several U.S. wearers of soft contact lenses. The fungus causes a fungal keratitis, an infection of the cornea. The fungus, fusarium, is commonly present in the environment in plant matter. The CDC has rep

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  4. Diet, Lifestyle May Affect Eye Health

    March 24, 2006 -- Your eyes may be a window to your body's health, a new study shows. The report, published in Nutrition , shows that diet and lifestyle might sway the odds -- for better or worse -- of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). AMD is America's leading cause of vision loss.

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  5. Healthy Diet May Help Seniors' Vision

    Dec. 27, 2005 -- A healthy diet may be a feast for aging eyes. A new Dutch study links diets rich in four antioxidants -- beta carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, and zinc -- to lower odds of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study by Redmer van Leeuwen, MD, PhD, and colleagues appe

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  6. Glaucoma Runs in the Family

    Dec. 19, 2005 -- If you have a sister or brother with glaucoma, your risk of developing the eye impairment may be four times the expected population risk, according to a study in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Based on these findings, the authors recommend siblings of glaucoma patients have t

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  7. New Contact Lenses, Old Infection Risk

    Dec. 6, 2005 -- The newest extended-wear contact lenses have a similar risk of eye infections as older soft lenses worn for fewer nights. That news is reported in Ophthalmology. It comes from postmarketing studies funded by CIBA Vision, which makes the silicone hydrogel lenses, marketed as Night & D

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  8. Squint at Computer Screen: Eye Risk?

    Dec. 2, 2005 - The more you squint at a computer screen, the more you may be putting your eyes at risk. A new study shows the more people squint at a computer screen, the less they blink, and the more they reported symptoms like eye strain, dryness, irritation, and tearing. Researchers found squinti

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  9. Don't Want Dry Eyes? Eat Your Tuna

    Oct. 20, 2005 -- Women who eat a diet rich in tuna are less likely to have dry eye syndrome. Dry eye syndrome afflicts more than 10 million Americans. Artificial tears help but offer only temporary relief. Might diet play a role? A clue comes from the nearly 40,000 female health professionals aged 4

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  10. Slew of New Lenses Act Like Real Eyes

    Oct. 17, 2005 (Chicago) -- As more Americans age and require glasses, manufacturers are developing a variety of new lenses that can be placed in the eye that act more like the normal eye. "We are seeing more and more options," said John Vukich, MD, associate professor of ophthalmology at the Univers

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