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Health > Eye Health
Blind man's eyes help him 'see'
After two strokes, he was completely blind, dependent on his cane and his wife's arm to safely walk down the street. But researchers had a hunch: They suspected that, unconsciously, the man might be sensing the world around him through his eyes better than anyone realized.
 
Moles are famously short-sighted thanks to disruption of genes that help to grow the lenses of their eyes, scientists said on Tuesday.
 
An Australian woman is blind three days out of every six because her eyes involuntarily shut and she can't open them -- a mysterious medical condition that has puzzled doctors, a report said Sunday.
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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.
 
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