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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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Throw away your kid's glasses
Special contact lenses worn only during sleep may slow or halt the progression of short-sightedness, or myopia, in children. The lens therapy, already well established in adults, promises to combat the epidemic of myopia in East Asia, where most young adults suffer from some form of short-sightedness.
The results of a survey of Taiwanese students' eyesight in 2006 show that 19.6 percent of first-graders suffer from myopia, according to a statement released by the Department of Health (DOH) yesterday.
Climate change will increase the risk of people losing their sight through cataracts because of higher levels of ultraviolet rays, an expert said Monday.
Pharmaceutical company unveils new presbyopia-correcting IOL
Alcon Pharmaceutical, Taiwan announced yesterday that its latest apodized diffractive Intraocular lens (IOL), designed to treat patients suffering from cataracts and presbyopia with optimal eye correction, regardless of the lighting situation, is now available on the local market.
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