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It's 'Buyer Beware' for Decorative Contact Lenses, FDA Says

Decorative contact lenses may seem like a fun accessory, but if you're not careful, they can cause serious eye damage.
Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says

Along with improving vision, cataract surgery may slow mental decline in people with Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia, a new study suggests.
Eye Doctors Offer Fireworks Safety Tips

If you and your family like fireworks, the best way to enjoy them is by watching displays staged by professionals, according to eye doctors.
Scientists Use Stem Cells to Grow Human Corneas in Mice

A new method of enhancing the re-growth of corneal tissue to restore vision offers possible promise to people whose corneas have been damaged by disease, burns or chemicals, researchers report.
Glaucoma Can Affect Babies, Too

When Olivia Goree noticed something just "wasn't right" about her 6-week-old son's eyes, she trusted her instincts and took him to the doctor. What she never expected was the diagnosis: glaucoma.
Nearsightedness Linked to More Schooling

Higher levels of education are associated with a greater risk for nearsightedness, according to new research.
Health Tip: Care for Contact Lenses

Taking proper care of your contact lenses helps reduce your risk of eye infection.
Human Stem Cells Used to Create Light-Sensitive Eye Cells

Using human stem cells, researchers created eye cells capable of responding to light.
Animal Trials Show Promise for Treating Eye Cancer

New findings about the genetic roots of eye melanoma could lead to more effective treatments, scientists say. They also report an existing drug shows benefits as a treatment for eye tumors in mice.
Sagging Eyelids More Common in Men, Fair-Skinned and Overweight: Study

The dreaded drooping eyelids that often come with age are more likely to appear on men, people with fair skin and those who are overweight, a new study finds.

 

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