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  1. Zinc, Antioxidants Prevent Some Forms of Vision Loss

    Oct. 12, 2001 -- A mixture of antioxidant vitamins and zinc supplements can prevent further vision loss in people with one of the most common causes of visual impairment and blindness in the U.S. Researchers recommend that people over 55 visit their eye doctor to determine their risk of developing t

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  2. 'E-Bifocals' a Vision to Behold

    Aug. 8, 2001 -- If the print in the newspaper is starting to blur and you can no longer see the menu at your favorite restaurant, you may be about to join one of the largest clubs in the world -- one where the only dress requirement is a pair of bifocals. More than 90% of people over the age of 40 h

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  3. Does Saving the Eye Compromise Survival?

    --> July 16, 2001 - Being diagnosed with cancer is scary enough. But when the treatment involves removing the cancerous tumor -- as it often does -- and that tumor is in the eye, the treatment, for some, can sound even more frightening than the diagnosis. But thanks to the results of a new study, so

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  4. Surgery Offers Hope of 20/20 Vision to More People

    June 20, 2001 -- Sandi Dexter began wearing prescription eyeglasses when she was 5 years old and was fed up with glasses and contacts when she decided to have laser surgery last year. But like thousands of people with severe astigmatism, or irregularities in the shape of the cornea, the 40-year-old

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  5. Why We're Losing Sight

    May 1, 2001 -- Warning: Reading this article could be bad for your eyesight. Eye care specialists still don't know what causes myopia -- nearsightedness -- or why more and more nearsighted people seem to need frequent changes in their eyeglass prescriptions. But there is evidence to suggest that a c

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  6. Time to Toss Those Reading Glasses?

    April 6, 2001 -- After 48-year-old Cheryl Goodman had laser eye surgery two years ago, she was able to see without prescription glasses for the first time since the fifth grade. But for Goodman and most others undergoing the procedure, successful laser surgery did not free her from corrective lenses

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  7. Solar Eclipse: Beware the Glare

    Jan. 24, 2001 -- The last solar eclipse of the millennium occurred Christmas Day last year. But did the thousands who viewed this rare celestial event stop to think about possible damage to their eyes? Actually, that damage may be more limited than is popularly thought, according to new research. Bu

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  8. Vitamins and Vision

    Dec. 11, 2000 -- Eat your carrots for good eyesight. Moms have been preaching it for years. Although carrots don't have all of the vitamins proving to do the eyes good, researchers are finding that mom was at least on the right track. Vitamins C, E, and other antioxidants may reduce the risk of cata

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  9. Is Laser Eye Surgery OK for Children?

    -->Dec. 7, 2000 -- Nicole Sferra is a bright, enthusiastic business major at Chico State University in California. But three years ago she was a 16-year-old who feared sudden blindness would be the result of the bad vision that had plagued her since childhood. Now she sees without the glasses that s

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  10. Cataract Surgery: The Innovations Continue

    Nov. 9, 2000 -- Even if you're too young for cataracts, you probably know that cataract surgery is one of modern medicine's triumphs. It's evolved from a major procedure, which left patients visually disabled during a long recovery, to a stitchless day surgery, after which visual recovery is virtual

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