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Exercise’s link to retinal disease

Exercise can help with weight loss, fitness and general disease prevention. But according to new research, there may be another reason to get moving: preventing the progression of retinal diseases. In the study, “Aerobic Exercise Protects Retinal Function and Structure from Light-Induced Retinal Degeneration” (The Journal of Neuroscience, Vol. 34, No. 7, P. 2406), researchers […]

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News About Children’s Vision

Study Finds Farsightedness Associated With Other Children’s Vision Problems.   April 2014 — Preschoolers with significan thyperopia (farsightedness) have a greater risk of other significant vision problems, according to a new study. Researchers at The Ohio State University College of Optometry and four other U.S. optometry schools evaluated the results of children’s eye exams performed for […]

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All you need to know about contact lenses

Contact lenses help people improve their vision. If you are not careful, contact lenses can cause major eye problems. It is important to keep your eyes safe. Use this page to help you talk to your eye doctor about keeping your eyes healthy and comfortable while you wear contacts.   General tips  Follow your eye doctor’s […]

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Could eye drops replace injections for AMD?

Eye injections used to treat blindness-causing disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may face competition in the future. Recent research from University College of London’s Institute of Ophthalmology found—through animal models—that eye drops may be a viable alternative treatment. Researchers were able to deliver significant concentrations of nanoparticles loaded with the AMD drug Avastin to the […]

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Top nutritional tips for eye health.

Did you know that adding certain nutrients to your diet every day, either through foods or supplements, can help save your vision? By adding powerful antioxidants to your diet, you can greatly improve your eye health, according to an eye specialist. Following on from a Digital Journal health article about allergy tips for sore eyes, the California Optometric […]

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Women Are at Greater Risk of Vision Loss Than Men

Fewer Than 10 Percent of American Women Know They’re at Greater Risk of Vision Loss Than Men, Survey Says April 2014 — Only 9 percent of American women are aware that women have a greater risk than men of suffering permanent vision loss, according to a new national survey sponsored by Prevent Blindness. The online […]

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