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dangerous cosmetic eye-whitening procedure

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February 24, 2015

PLASTIC SURGERY PRACTICE Code Red: PSP investigates dangerous cosmetic eye-whitening procedure Published on February 2, 2015 By Denise Mann Cosmetic eye-whitening procedures are designed to make the eyes look brighter, whiter, and less red, but they may do more harm than good, experts warn. The procedure typically involves inhibiting blood vessel growth to the eyes...  read more


Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes Linked Eye Disease

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February 23, 2015

Eylea has slight advantage over Avastin, Lucentis for people with macular edema, but cost is an issue. WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A vision-robbing condition called diabetic macular edema can strike people with diabetes. Now, a new study compared three leading drugs for the...  read more


Macular Degeneration

By editor
February 17, 2015

Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatments Maureen Salamon, MyHealthNewsDaily Contributor | February 05, 2015 09:23pm ET More than 10 million Americans suffer the potentially disabling effects of macular degeneration, an eye disease that is a leading cause of vision loss in people over age 50, according to the American Macular Degeneration Foundation. The condition, which blurs central...  read more


Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug

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January 9, 2015

Study Supports Benefit of Widely Used Glaucoma Drug Prostaglandin analogue eye drops can slow deterioration of vision that comes with the disease   THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostaglandin analogue eye drops -- a common form of glaucoma drug -- significantly reduce the risk of vision loss in patients with the eye disease,...  read more


News 12 The Bronx, New Surgical Center

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December 15, 2014

http://bronx.news12.com/news/fromer-eye-center-in-bedford-to-expand-1.9694374#autoplay=true News 12 The Bronx Interview; Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford is expanding December 8, 2014 6:16 PM The Bronx will soon welcome its largest eye surgical center, which hopes to accommodate the increasing demand for eye care in the borough. Fromer Eye Centers in Bedford will soon be expanding, adding about 25 more jobs...  read more


Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts

By editor
December 10, 2014

FRIDAY, Dec. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) Taking a Statin to lower your cholesterol may raise your risk of developing cataracts, Canadian researchers report. While Statins such as Zocor, Crestor and Lipitor protect many people from heart attack and stroke, they may raise the odds of developing the vision problem by 27 percent, the researchers report....  read more


Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict This

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November 3, 2014

Disease Severity in One Eye May Predict This WebMD News from HealthDay By Robert Preidt THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 -- A new study finds, the severity of age-related macular degeneration in one eye is associated with the risk of developing the disease and its progression in the other eye. "Macular degeneration is a disease of...  read more


Embryonic Stem Cell Therapy Shows Long-Term Effectiveness, Safety

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October 17, 2014

TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study is the first to show the long-term safety of embryonic stem cell transplants to treat human disease. The research involved 18 people who received the transplants to treat forms of macular degeneration, a leading cause of vision loss. The transplants, which restored some sight in...  read more


Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don’t Seem to Prevent Cataracts

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September 29, 2014

Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds. THURSDAY, Sept. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Daily supplements of selenium or vitamin E don't seem to protect against the development of age-related cataracts among men, a new study indicates. Previous animal research has suggested that one or both...  read more