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Why Don't People Have Orange or Golden Eyes?

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September 7, 2016

Interview by Live Science Laura Geggel, Senior Writer | September 7, 2016 The animal kingdom is full of creatures with wacky-colored peepers: great horned owls sport stunning golden eyes, while cats see through bright green, yellow or even orange eyes. So why don't humans show such colorful oglers? Actually, these amazing animal eye colors aren't...  read more


Improper Use of Contact Lenses

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August 29, 2016

Improper Use of Contact Lenses Can Trigger Serious Eye Damage THURSDAY, Aug. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) CDC Reports; Unsafe use of contact lenses, such as sleeping with them or using the same pair for too long, is triggering serious eye injuries for many Americans, a new report finds. In fact, eye damage occurred in nearly...  read more


When Diabetes Strikes..

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August 18, 2016

THURSDAY, Aug. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) When Diabetes Strikes, Get Moving to Lower Risk to Eyes; Study finds association between inactivity and heightened odds for diabetic retinopathy People with diabetes who remain inactive may have higher odds for a vision-robbing eye condition, new research suggests. While the study couldn't prove a cause-and-effect relationship, researchers say...  read more


Americans Are Severely Nearsighted

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June 22, 2016

Nearly 10 Million Americans Are Severely Nearsighted By Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 21, 2016 About 9.6 million Americans are severely nearsighted, a new study finds. Rates of nearsightedness -- also known as myopia -- in the United States rose from 25 percent in the early 1970s to 40 percent around 2000, the study...  read more


Mini-camera on glasses helps blind people 'read'

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May 11, 2016

HealthDay News May 5, 2016 A device mounted onto eyeglasses enables people considered legally blind to "read" and perform other day-to-day activities, according to researchers. The device, called OrCam, features a miniature camera with optical character-recognition technology. The camera deciphers text and then "reads" it to the user through an earpiece. The device can even...  read more


May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month

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May 3, 2016

Now that finally the sun is out, protect your eyes from UV rays and choose the right pair of sunglasses. Exposure to UV rays can burn the delicate tissue around the eyes and raise the risk of developing cataracts and cancers of the eye. If you spend a lot of time outdoors in bright sunlight,...  read more


Women's Eye Health

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April 6, 2016

April is Women's Eye Health Month Women often manage families’ health concerns. But when it comes to them, they are last on their list. Two-thirds of blindness and other visual impairments in the world occur in women. There are various reasons for this, women generally live longer than men and women have hormonal fluctuations during...  read more


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