Listening to pleasant music could help save stroke victims sight

WASHINGTON - Listening to enjoyable music could help save damaged sight in stroke victims, new research suggests.

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US Optometrist helps poor Cambodian farmer to see again

pterygiaNy Tim a 45 years old Cambodian farmer was almost blind since 2004. According to US doctor he was left out only with a five percent vision due to a eye condition known as Pterygium. The acute pterygia compelled Tim to leave in a world of shadows.

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Rare eye condition Pterygia may lead to blindness if untreated

pterygiumThough rare but Pterygia is a common eye condition among people who spend large amounts of time outside without wearing sunglasses or clothing to shade their eyes from ultraviolet rays, particularly for farmers who works in the field for long hours. It usually affects almost 10 percent of people who lives in the tropical regions.

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50 questions for your Lasik surgeon before trusting him blindly

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Contact lens and youth eye ware prices are sharply reduced at Wal-Mart

Wal-MartWanna check yourself? Wal Mart Stores Inc. today announced that it has sharply reduced the prices for both contact lenses and youth eye- wear.

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Coming soon: A drug that grows longer, thicker eyelashes

WASHINGTON - A drug used to treat patients with glaucoma, a condition that raises the pressure inside the eye and can cause blindness, is now being marketed to make eyelashes longer, darker and thicker.

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LUMITECTâ„¢ (LX201) the only drug to prevent corneal transplant rejection is ready for phase 3 trial

corneal-transplantCornea is generally a tissue that is not vascularized, does not contain blood vessels and thus is less prone to acute rejection, the rate of rejection reactions in high risk corneal transplant patients is in the range of 50 percent over one year.

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Free eye care offered by NGO to 300 eye patients of riverine communities of Oporoza

blindnessTo prevent blindness the Riverine Health Care Initiative (RHCV) a NGO in collaboration with DDS Eye Surgery has come out boldly to offer free eye care to 300 rural dwellers at the riverine communities of Oporoza, Ogulagha and Odimodi in Warri South West and Burutu Local Government Areas of Delta State.

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Glaucoma alert: careful about steroid eye drops

glaucomaGlaucoma is a progressively blinding disease. Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve which is responsible for conveying images to the brain. Glaucoma increases the internal pressure on the eyes, which is normally in the range of 10 to 20 mmHg.

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Blink often to keep computer-related eye woes at bay

WASHINGTON - Blinking frequently while sitting in front of the computer helps reduce the risk of dry eyes from prolonged use, say researchers.

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