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Women’s Eye Health

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 their …

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Vitamin C and Cataracts

Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at BayKey is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers sayBy Robert PreidtThursday, March 24, 2016 HealthDay NewsWhile many believe that vitamin C helps ward off colds, a new study suggests the nutrient might prevent something more serious — cataracts.“While we cannot totally …

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Protective Eyewear in Field Hockey

Protective Eyewear in Girls’ Field Hockey Means Fewer InjuriesMONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015By Tara Haelle HealthDay NewsThe rate of eye injuries among girls playing high school field hockey dropped dramatically after a national requirement for protective eyewear was passed, a new study reports.But the mandate doesn’t cover all players. And, the study found that the odds …

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Cataract Awareness Month

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 our normal …

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Diabetes Drug Metformin

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, May 28, 2015The 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 of blindness worldwide and classic …

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Ultraviolet Awareness

May is Ultraviolet Awareness Month,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 …

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Study Compares Drugs for Diabetes Linked Eye Disease

Eylea has slight advantage over Avastin, Lucentis for people with macular edema, but cost is an issue. WebMD News from HealthDayBy Robert PreidtHealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, 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 condition — Avastin, Eylea …

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