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  1. Early Glaucoma Treatment Saves Sight

    Jan. 24, 2003 -- Early treatment of glaucoma halves the risk of worsening disease, a major study shows. And since glaucoma usually causes no symptoms -- while at the same time stealing your sight -- this is even more reason to get your eyes checked regularly. Glaucoma occurs when pressure builds up

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  2. Viagra Doesn't Damage Vision

    Jan. 8, 2003 -- For men taking Viagra, an unnerving side effect -- light sensitivity, bluish-colored vision -- has been a concern. But there's no evidence that Viagra causes eye damage, even in those who take high doses, according to a new study. Since Viagra lowers blood pressure overall, there was

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  3. HRT May Save Women's Sight

    Dec. 13, 2002 -- Women who take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be more than 50% less likely to develop the common, sight-robbing condition known as macular degeneration as they grow older then women who have never used HRT. A new study shows hormone therapy may significantly reduce the risk o

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  4. Air Bags Prevent Serious Eye Injury

    Nov. 15, 2002 -- Serious eye injuries are less likely to occur when the air bag of a car is deployed in a head-on accident, according to new research. However, the risk of minor eye damage such as corneal abrasions is higher. While air bags have proved their effectiveness in preventing serious injur

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  5. Advice On Daily Living Benefits Blind

    -->Nov. 11, 2002 -- A simple, six-week program can help people who have age-related macular degeneration, especially if they're also depressed. The most common cause of permanent vision loss among the elderly, age-related macular degeneration carries an enormous burden of distress and disability, wr

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  6. Glaucoma Screening Saves Sight

    Oct. 14, 2002 -- Regular eye check-ups and early treatment of glaucoma could save your eyesight. A new study confirms what many experts had suspected: immediate treatment to lower the pressure inside the eye can slow glaucoma damage and prevent vision loss. Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of b

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  7. 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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  8. '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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  9. 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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  10. 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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