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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. LASIK vs. LASEK: Both Safe, Effective

      Dec. 29, 2006 -- Vision correction surgery patients will get just as good results from LASIK as from LASEK, a new study shows. Both surgeries use lasers to cut flaps in the cornea to correct its shape. LASEK (laser-assisted subepithelial keratectomy) cuts only the outside surface of the cornea. This

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    7. LASIK Surgery Boosts Vision Long Term

      Nov. 13, 2006 -- If you're considering laser surgery to correct your nearsightedness, you can rest assured that the results will last long term. A team of researchers from Spain tracked LASIK surgery (laser in-situ keratomileusis) and its forerunner, PRK (photorefractive keratectomy). In both proced

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    8. Retina Stem Cells May Restore Sight

      Nov. 8, 2006 - Timing may be everything when it comes to restoring lost eyesight through stem cell therapy. In a new study, retina stem cells harvested at a particular stage of development successfully restored visual function in mice affected by a common cause of blindness also found in humans, kno

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    9. Laser Won't Stop AMD Vision Loss

      Nov. 3, 2006 – It's final: Low-intensity laser treatment doesn't prevent vision loss from age-related macular degeneration , or AMD. That finding comes from a definitive study of more than 1,000 people at 22 eye centers throughout the U.S. Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of vis

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    10. Exercise May Protect Eyesight

      Oct. 30, 2006 - Exercise may not only save your figure, it could save your eyesight. A new study suggests that regular exercise can reduce the risk of age-related macular degeneration macular degeneration (AMD) by up to 70%. AMD is a degenerative eye disease in which the light-sensitive cells in the

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