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July, Eye Safety Month;

Studies show that long-term exposure to bright sunlight may increase the risk of cataracts and growths around and on the eye, including cancer. UV rays reflected off sand and water can cause eyes to sunburn, potentially damaging the eyes in just a few hours. In support of UV Safety Month this July, we would like …

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Experimental Drug for age-related macular degeneration

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 18, 2017 (HealthDay News)An experimental drug may one day make treatment simpler for patients suffering from vision-threatening age-related macular degeneration, researchers say.So far, the drug — called AXT107 — has been only tested on mice and rabbits, but it requires far fewer injections than current therapy to prevent vision loss. Current treatment requires …

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Color Blindness

Colorblind Artist watch the film An interview with Dr. Susan Fromer What is Colorblindness? Color blindness, or color vision deficiency, is the inability to perceive color differences under normal lighting conditions. Color blindness affects a significant percentage of the population. People usually have three types of cone cells in the eye. Each type senses either red, green …

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Improper Use of Contact Lenses

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 …

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When Diabetes Strikes..

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 retinopathyPeople 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 a “couch …

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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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Experts Undecided on Whether Seniors Should Get Routine Vision Checks

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 such …

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