Mobile phone use not associated with eye cancer

WASHINGTON - Researchers have discounted the possibility of a link between the use of mobile phones and the risk of eye cancer or melanoma.

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Space-age fibre-optic probe to help detect cataract early

WASHINGTON - A compact fibre-optic probe developed for the space programme is proving itself as the first non-invasive early detection device for cataract, the leading cause of vision loss worldwide.

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VSP provides $1.8 million in 200′8 for charitable eyecare services

VSP [www.vsp.com] is a not-for-profit company and gives back to the community in a variety of ways, such as the VSP Mobile Eyes Program.

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Hanged gangster praised for donating organs

SINGAPORE - A Singapore gangster was praised Sunday for donating two kidneys, a liver and a cornea, after he was hanged in prison for murdering a nightclub owner.

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Beware of glaucoma, the lurking, sneak thief of sight

WASHINGTON - Beware of glaucoma, described as 'the sneak thief of sight,' because it strikes quietly and without pain, one of the leading causes of blindness in the US.

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ThormbGenics’s non-surgical eye treatment drug Microplasmin reaches final trial

ThromboGenics is a Belgian biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of biopharmaceuticals for the treatment of eye disease, vascular disease and cancer.
The Company's prestigious lead product Microplasmin is in Phase III clinical development for the non-surgical treatment for the diseases which affects back of the eye, like vitreomacular adhesion.

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Advancement in Cataract surgery promises better eyesight than ever

Various aspects of the surgery for age related cataract have changed substantially in the past five years. Patients who previously wore glasses may no longer need them after cataract surgery

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Blood pressure drug Candesartan retain hope for diabetic ratinopathy

New clinical trials bring hope for diabetes patents facing diabetic retinopathy, a disease which has the potential of causing blindness.

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Time out in the sun can halt onset of myopia

SYDNEY - Just spending two to three hours outdoors daily is a great way of halting short sightedness or myopia, which is fast spreading among urban children worldwide.

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Stem cell treatment is the only hope for a 8 year girl’s obvious blindness

If you've got a child and you have a disease and there's nothing for it in this country and you're desperate, this is the situation where any mother would take any damn chances to cure her child's illness, believes, Dr. Paul Sanberg, a professor and stem-cell researcher at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

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