March, 2016

Vitamin C and Cataracts

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March 29, 2016

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say By Robert Preidt Thursday, March 24, 2016 HealthDay News While many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious --...  read more


Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

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March 7, 2016

TUESDAY, March 1, 2016 There's just not enough good data to say whether or not seniors should be routinely screened for vision trouble by their primary care physicians, an influential panel of U.S. experts reports. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) believes current data isn't adequate to assess the potential benefits and harms of...  read more


Study Compares Drugs for Common Diabetic Eye Disease

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March 3, 2016

MONDAY, Feb. 29, 2016 People with diabetes are at risk for blurred vision or even a loss of vision from a condition called macular edema. Three drugs for the disease -- Avastin, Eylea and Lucentis vary widely in price, but new research suggests all work equally well for patients with mild vision loss. However, when...  read more