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  • How Your Car Side Window May Be Harming Your Skin, Eyes
    (12-May-2016)
    Many don't offer enough protection from the sun's damaging UV rays, study finds

  • What Women Should Do to Guard Against Vision Loss
    (12-Apr-2016)
    They're more likely than men to lose sight from cataracts, glaucoma and other eye diseases, experts say

  • Healthy Amount of Vitamin C Might Keep Cataracts at Bay
    (24-Mar-2016)
    Key is to get the nutrient from foods rather than a supplement, researchers say

  • Scientists Use Stem Cells to Correct Infant Cataracts
    (09-Mar-2016)
    Leaving these cells behind during removal of damaged tissue led to regeneration of new, clear lens

  • Success in Dogs Points to First Nonsurgical Cataract Treatment
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Eye drops may offer new approach for research, expert says

  • Low-Income Southerners at Highest Risk for Vision Loss
    (22-May-2015)
    Restricted access to eye and health care likely to blame, study authors suggest

  • Americans Get Too Many Tests Before Cataract Surgery, Study Finds
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Costs for unnecessary blood work, urine tests and EKGs add up

  • Daily Statin Might Raise Your Risk for Cataracts: Study
    (05-Dec-2014)
    But benefits of cholesterol-lowering drugs outweigh risks, experts say

  • Vitamin E, Selenium Supplements Don't Seem to Prevent Cataracts
    (18-Sep-2014)
    Nutrients also have little effect on rates of cataract removal, study involving men over 50 finds

  • Could Time Spent Outdoors Raise Cataract, Glaucoma Risk?
    (04-Sep-2014)
    Sunlight reflected up into the eyes may boost odds for a condition that could harm vision, study finds

  • Cataract Surgery a Plus for Someone With Dementia, Study Says
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Besides better vision, patients and caregivers report improved quality of life

  • Blindness Rates Dropping Worldwide, Study Finds
    (25-Mar-2014)
    But more could be done to improve vision loss, researchers say

  • Color Vision Tends to Fade With Age: Study
    (18-Mar-2014)
    But seniors' lives aren't really affected, and certain treatments can reverse condition, experts say

  • Sealant Gel Approved for Eye Surgery
    (10-Jan-2014)
    An additional option after cataract operation

  • Quitting Smoking May Cut Cataract Risk
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Chances of the vision problem declined over 20-year period for those who quit, study found

  • More Americans Getting Cataract Surgery
    (11-Oct-2013)
    Study finds baby boomers having the procedure at earlier age

  • Selecting Sunglasses for Healthy Eyes
    (05-Oct-2013)
    Tips for protecting your vision and skin

  • Statins Linked to Raised Risk of Cataracts in Study
    (19-Sep-2013)
    But heart benefits of these drugs are significant, expert says

  • Cataract Surgery Tied to Lower Death Risk for Patients With Vision Loss
    (06-Sep-2013)
    Reasons for association aren't clear, study author says

  • Rare Eye Disease Leaves People Without an Iris
    (01-Aug-2013)
    Aniridia, a genetic disorder, can cause blindness as well as metabolic illnesses, experts say

  • 'Micro-Stents' May Hold Potential to Treat Glaucoma
    (13-Nov-2012)
    Devices appear to reduce pressure in the eye, studies find

  • Cataract Patients Relax to a Soothing Beat, Study Says
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Audio therapy may reduce anxiety during this common procedure

  • Statin Use Tied to Possible Boost in Cataract Risk
    (24-Aug-2012)
    But link isn't proven and patients shouldn't stop taking cholesterol-lowering drugs, researchers say

  • Cataract Surgery May Cut Risk of Hip Fracture
    (31-Jul-2012)
    Study found seniors who had procedure were less likely to have fall-related breaks

  • Older Americans See Better Today, Study Finds
    (20-Jul-2012)
    Improved cataract surgery techniques, less smoking may be reasons why

  • Glaucoma Stent Approved
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Along with cataract surgery, helps reduce pressure inside eye

  • Chemical in Smoke May Pose Health Risk
    (16-May-2011)
    Isocyanic acid released from cooking fires, cigarettes, wildfires, researchers find

  • With Cataracts, Misinformation Seems to Abound
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Myths about when and how to treat vision problem often delay treatment, experts say

  • Have Cataracts? Get Surgery, Woman Urges
    (27-Dec-2010)
    Return of good eyesight after 30 years is called 'a gift'

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate Cataracts
    (01-Dec-2010)
    Visual warning signs

  • Study Finds Vitamins E and C Don't Reduce Cataract Risk in Men
    (11-Nov-2010)
    Long-term use had no effect on age-related eye disorder, researchers say

  • As People Live Longer, More Will Develop Cataracts
    (01-Aug-2010)
    If healthy lifestyle doesn't prevent the condition, surgery is 95 percent successful, eye doctors say

  • Diet, Meds and Smoking Linked to Eye Disease Risks
    (14-Jun-2010)
    Good nutrition staved off cataracts; some drugs, smoking increased vision problems, studies found

  • Certain Popular Antidepressants Linked to Cataracts in Seniors
    (01-Jun-2010)
    More study needed to confirm findings, researcher suggests

  • Eye Disease Rates High Among Latino Americans
    (02-May-2010)
    As the population ages, more programs needed to address vision loss, experts say

  • Laser Deemed Best Treatment for Diabetic Retinopathy
    (31-Dec-2009)
    Standard therapy still recommended over steroid injections, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Signs That You Have Cataracts
    (11-Nov-2009)
    Changes in your vision

  • Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen Macular Degeneration: Study
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Link likely due to fact that both eye conditions are age-related, researchers say

  • Gene Found for Age-Related Cataract
    (31-Jul-2009)
    Could help advance understanding of this vision-robbing disease

  • Study Reiterates Eye Risks Linked to Flomax
    (19-May-2009)
    Men should be aware of dangers if taking prostate drug, experts say

  • Cataract Surgery Doesn't Worsen AMD
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Study says surgical advances may explain away the link seen in earlier research

  • Diabetic Eye Disease Rates Soaring
    (09-Dec-2008)
    CDC study projects that by 2050, up to 16 million people will have vision problems

  • It's a Whole New Outlook for Cataract Patients
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Simple surgeries, superior replacement lenses give many remarkable vision

  • Cataracts World's Leading Cause of Vision Loss
    (29-Aug-2008)
    Age a key factor, but group cites other risks during August disease awareness month

  • FDA Panel Urges Stronger Warnings for LASIK Surgery
    (26-Apr-2008)
    The popular eye procedure helps many, but complaints show it may not be for everyone

  • Cataract Surgery: A Bargain, Despite the Price
    (23-Sep-2007)
    Experts say lens replacement is a cost-effective treatment for aging eyes

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of a Cataract
    (01-Mar-2007)
    When the eye's lens becomes clouded

  • Vision Problems Among Those Over 40 Costly
    (11-Dec-2006)
    Report finds U.S. price tag tops $35 billion a year

  • Prostate Drug Use May Mean Cataract Surgery Change
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Flomax and other alpha-blockers may cause 'floppy iris syndrome,' but experts say simple eye drop change is all that's needed

  • Cataract Treatment a Luxury Many Can Now Afford
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Changes to Medicare extend coverage for cutting-edge therapies

  • Statins Linked to Lower Risk of Cataracts
    (20-Jun-2006)
    Nonsmokers and people without diabetes showed even bigger benefit, study found

  • Cataract Surgery Rates Tied to Physician Reimbursement
    (13-Dec-2005)
    Payment for each procedure results in more surgeries, new study finds

  • Health Tip: Preventing Cataracts in Children
    (16-FEB-2005)
    Never too early to wear sunglasses

  • Doctors Continue to Enhance Cataract Treatments
    (28-JAN-2005)
    They range from new surgeries to lenses that help combat vision problems