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Fifty Years Later, Work Remains to Curb Smoking
Fifty years ago, the US Surgeon General first warned of the dangerous effects of smoking. On the anniversary of that announcement, the current Surgeon General has released new data.
Healthy Habits to Improve Your Eye Health
Millions of people in the world have issues with their eyes, including age-related eye disease and vision problems. Here’s a list of best practices for your eye health.
Retinal Detachment May Follow an Open Globe Injury
Immediate treatment is critical for patients who experience an open globe injury. But even after treatment, vision problems like retinal detachment may still arise.
A Look at AMD After Ten Years
  After being diagnosed with an eye disease like age-related macular degeneration, a person might wonder what their vision will be like 10 or 15 years down the road, and new research is providing some answers.
Quitting Smoking Lowered Risk for Cataract Removal
Smoking can contribute to the development of many health issues, including vision problems like cataracts (causes cloudy vision), but research is showing that quitting can help to lower that risk.
New Hand-held Device Detects Eye Diseases
Big, bulky equipment can make vision screenings a hassle for both patients and physicians but a new technology may make these screenings much easier.
Blurry Vision Left Untreated in Many Diabetes Patients
From a patient's head to their toes, diabetes can lead to a variety of complications. But many diabetes patients may not know the condition has affected their vision.
Seniors May Need Different Prescriptions for Their Eyes
Anisometropia is an eye disorder in which a person has different vision in each eye. According to new research, seniors may be most at risk of developing this disorder.
Antibiotic Not Linked to Eye Disorder
Fluoroquinolones are antibiotics commonly used to treat respiratory infections. There have been warnings that these medications may affect vision. According to new research, however, there may be little cause for concern.
Rx May Improve Vision in Patients with Eye Condition
A team of researchers may have discovered a more effective treatment for patients with nonarteritic anterior ischemic optic neuropathy (NAION) — an eye condition that causes sudden and irreversible vision loss.