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  1. LASIK Problems Reduced With New Laser

    July 24, 2003 -- Patients who had faced the highest risk of LASIK-caused complications -- or were turned down altogether for the popular vision-correction procedure because of their pupil size -- can now have it done safely, thanks to a new type of laser. A new study, published in the July issue of

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  2. Black Grease Seems Best For Eye Glare

    July 14, 2003 - Baseball players had it right all along: To reduce eye glare, old-fashioned black grease works better than antiglare stickers, according to a new study. It's an issue of seeing a speeding object, like a football or baseball, while facing the full glare of the sun or lights. Sunlight

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  3. Airbags Don't Pose Eye Injury Risk

    June 24, 2003 - An airbag may very likely save your life during an automobile accident, and contrary to popular belief, it won't do so at the price of your eyesight. A new study shows the risk of eye injury due to a rapidly deployed airbag is extremely low and wearing glasses won't necessarily incre

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  4. Obesity Linked to Blindness

    June 12, 2003 -- Age-related macular degeneration -- a major cause of blindness -- is much more dangerous in obese people. And the bigger a person's waist, the greater the risk that macular degeneration will lead to vision loss, a new study shows. But there's also some good news in the report by Har

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  5. What You Can Learn From Video Games

    May 28, 2003 -- Even violent video games aren't all bad. A new study shows that playing action video games improves several key visual skills. The games that do this trick require a player to keep track of several changing objects at one time. These games also mean responding to separate tasks happe

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  6. Lazy Eye in Children: Less Patch Time OK

    May 12, 2003 -- Treatment for lazy eye in children is about to get much easier. A new study shows that wearing an eye patch for only two hours a day works just as well -- and just as fast -- as wearing the patch for six hours. It's been common wisdom that the more a kid with a lazy eye wears a patch

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  7. Macular Degeneration Linked to Infection

    April 24, 2003 -- Age-related macular degeneration may be linked to a pneumonia bug. If so, early antibiotic treatment might prevent some cases of this leading cause of blindness. There's a lot of suspicion that long-lasting infections may cause many cases of heart disease. The same process could be

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  8. A Better Type of LASIK

    April 23, 2003 -- A new procedure appears to provide crisper vision and fewer complications than the traditional type of LASIK surgery performed on millions of Americans each year -- without the cutting-edge of a surgeon-held knife. That's because it uses a special type of laser to more accurately p

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  9. Some Patients Need Second LASIK Surgery

    April 10, 2003 -- Will just one LASIK solve your vision problem? New data show some patients are at higher risk of needing a second LASIK.   But there's good news -- even if another LASIK's needed. Using the same "flap" cut into the eye by the first laser surgery makes second LASIKs safer than ever

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  10. Contact Lenses That Dispense Drugs

    March 24, 2003 -- Drugs embedded in contact lenses could one day treat eye disorders like glaucoma. A team of chemical engineers has found a way to mix a drug into contact lenses -- which allows the drug to slowly be released into the eye, directly where it's needed. "One of the biggest problems wit

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