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Green, Leafy Vegetables Each Day May Help Keep Glaucoma at Bay

Risk of the eye disease dropped by 20 percent or more for those who consumed the most, study found By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Eating green leafy vegetables daily may decrease the risk … Continue reading

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate

Omega 3 Fatty Acids Improve Dry Eye Symptoms in Visual Display Terminal Users | PracticeUpdate.   In this study of the effects of omega 3 fatty acids (O3FAs) on dry eye symptoms and clinical signs in a population of symptomatic … Continue reading

Vitamins May Help Prevent Eye Problems After Weight-Loss Surgery, Study Finds

THURSDAY, Dec. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Weight-loss surgery patients who don’t take prescribed vitamin and mineral supplements could put themselves at risk for vision problems, a new study says. Digestive system changes caused by the surgery can reduce nutrient … Continue reading

IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes

IOL system a novel surgical treatment for dry AMD | OphthalmologyTimes. London—A new intraocular mini-telescope (iolAMD, London Eye Hospital Pharma) offers significant surgical and optical advantages compared with previous technology, and its features make it an exciting advance for cataract surgery patients … Continue reading

Mouse Study: Antioxidants In Coffee May Prevent Age-Related Eye Diseases.

The Montgomery (AL) Advertiser (5/6) reports that according to a mouse study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, “the powerful antioxidants found in coffee can play a role in preventing age-related eye diseases and the degeneration of … Continue reading

Binocular Disorders Linked to Falls, Fractures in Elderly

Medscape  (4/16, Melville) reports that according to a study presented at an ophthalmology meeting, “disorders of binocular vision are associated with a significant increase in the risk for falls and fractures in the elderly, likely exceeding the more commonly recognized risks … Continue reading