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Novartis AG said Wednesday that its blindness drug Lucentis has won funding approval in England and Wales, making it freely available to tens of thousands of patients.
Parents now have another reason to shoo their kids outdoors to play, along with making sure they get enough fresh air and exercise.
Lens implant: chance at beating lazy eye
Dr. Paul Dougherty delicately slipped a tiny lens inside the right eye of 7-year-old Megan Garvin — a last-ditch shot at saving her sight in that eye.
A nearly blind Burmese physician has recently regained her sight in her glaucoma impaired left eye after an operation at a local hospital, which footed the bill for the surgery out of humanitarian concern.
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More than 8.4 million people in Asia will turn blind from glaucoma by 2010 if they do not undergo timely treatment, a region-wide survey released on Monday showed.
German scientists have invented a wireless bionic eyeball that can restore vision in patients who have become blind due to retina damage or disease.
Children with a twitch in their eyes should be taken to an ophthalmologist as soon as possible, advises the BVA German Professional Association of Ophthalmologists.
Frightened by headlines about Lasik side effects? Lasik gets all the advertising, but there are half a dozen alternate eye surgeries — from a simpler laser approach to implantable lenses — that might solve your squint.
Restoring vision with gene therapy
An experimental gene therapy has helped restore partial vision to persons with congenital retinal disease, according to breakthrough studies which provides hope for treating various eye illnesses.
Patients harmed by Lasik eye surgery alternated between fury and despair Friday as they told U.S government health officials of suffering years of eye pain, blurred or double vision — even of people driven to suicide.
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