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  1. LASIK Results Favorable Among Patients

    Aug. 24, 2004 -- Considering LASIK eye surgery? Most people who have had the procedure are happy with their results, according to a study in the journal Current Opinion in Ophthalmology. LASIK is a procedure uses a laser to permanently change the shape of the cornea, the clear covering of the front

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  2. Lazy Eye Treatments Don't Traumatize Children

    Aug. 4, 2004 -- The eye patches and glasses used to treat young children with lazy eye may cause some distress among parents, but new research suggests they aren't likely to harm the children's emotional well-being. In the largest study to date on the emotional impact of lazy eye treatments in child

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  3. Broccoli May Prevent Blindness

    July 13, 2004 -- To protect your eyesight, try broccoli. An antioxidant found in broccoli may be a powerful force in preventing blindness. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have discovered that sulforaphane, the naturally occurring antioxidant in broccoli and broccoli sprout

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  4. Fruit May Help Prevent Macular Degeneration

    June 14, 2004 -- Eating at least three servings of fruit a day may help prevent the most common cause of blindness in older people. A new study shows that people who ate three or more servings per day of fruits had a 36% lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (ARM) compared those who ate les

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  5. Cholesterol Drugs May Fight Glaucoma

    June 14, 2004 -- Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering drugs may not only protect your heart, it may also safeguard your eyesight and reduce the risk of glaucoma. New research suggests that men who used cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as statins, for two years or more were less likely to develop th

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  6. Eye Disorders May Reveal Other Health Risks

    May 10, 2004 -- Older people with age-related macular degeneration or cataracts may live shorter lives than those without such eye disorders, according to new research. The study showed that people with evidence of these eye disorders were more likely to die of any cause within a six-and-a-half year

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  7. Too Much Summer Sun May Hurt Eyes Later

    May 10, 2004 -- Spending too much time outdoors in the summer sun may raise the risk of a common sight-robbing disease later in life, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who spent a lot of time in the summer sun in their teens, 30s, and after age 40 were twice as likely to develo

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  8. Beware of Microwaved Eggs

    April 29, 2004 -- Researchers warn against microwaving eggs in the shell after treating a 9-year-old girl for severe eye trauma from an exploding egg. When an egg is heated in the microwave, pressure builds up inside. This can occur with an intact shell as well as with egg yolks with open shells and

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  9. Statins Fight Vision Loss

    April 15, 2004 -- Cholesterol-busting statins, the largest-selling prescription drugs in the U.S., may protect older people from blindness, a new study shows. Aspirin also appears to provide significant protection. It's a bit of good news for a puzzling problem, as age-related macular degeneration -

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  10. New Treatment to Restore Near Vision Approved

    March 23, 2004 -- The FDA has approved a new treatment that may make it easier for millions of baby boomers to read this article.   Yesterday, the agency approved the NearVision CK procedure for the treatment of presbyopia. The minimally invasive treatment uses radio waves to reshape the cornea and

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