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Health > Eye Health
Style and comfort more often than not trump consideration of eye protection when purchasing eyewear.
 
A 60-year-old U.S. grandmother, blind for nearly a decade, has recovered her sight after surgeons implanted a tooth in her eye as a base to hold a tiny plastic lens, her doctors said Wednesday.
 
One of Britain's biggest cosmetic surgery clinics claimed Sunday to have carried out the nation's first-ever eyelash transplant on a 19-year-old with a hair-pulling disorder.
 
The eye condition "wet" macular degeneration can be tested for at home using an Amsler grid, according to the Frankfurt-based Pro Retina self-help organization and Germany's Blind and Visually Impaired Association.
 
Doctors at a Sydney hospital used saline solution to remove a leech that had attached itself to an Australian woman's eyeball, news reports said Monday.
 
Dr. Thomas Lee painstakingly scrapes away spiderweb-like tentacles deep inside a premature baby's eye, scar tissue that is pulling apart the infant's retina.
 
Adults who play a lot of action video games may be improving their eyesight, U.S. researchers said on Sunday.
 
Taking B vitamins can prevent a common type of vision loss in older women, according to the first rigorous study of its kind. It's a slight redemption for vitamin supplements, which have suffered recent blows from research finding them powerless at preventing disease.
 
Sensitivity to light, a steady decline in eyesight or blurred vision can all indicate the formation of a cataract.
 
Researchers to use NASA device to test for cataracts
Space shuttle science may soon come to an eye doctor near you: Researchers are using a NASA gadget to finally tell if a cataract is brewing before someone's vision clouds over.
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