June, 2015

Contact lenses alter bacteria in the eye

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June 4, 2015

Wearing contact lenses may change the community of bacteria living in your eyes, according to a small new study. In the study, the surface of the eye in the people who wore contact lenses had triple the proportion of certain bacteria species, on average, compared with the people in the study who did not wear...  read more


Cataract Awareness Month

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June 2, 2015

June is cataract awareness month. Cataract is clouding of the natural lens of the eye. More than 20 million Americans over the age of 40 have cataracts, and it is the most common cause of preventable blindness in the world. Cataracts do not hurt and they grow as time progresses. This growth is usually caused by...  read more


Diabetes Drug Metformin

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June 1, 2015

By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 28, 2015 The diabetes drug metformin was linked to a lower risk of developing glaucoma. People who took the most metformin during the 10-year study period had a 25 percent reduced risk of glaucoma compared with people not taking the drug, researchers found. "Glaucoma is a leading cause...  read more