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More Americans Facing Blindness Than Ever Before

March 20, 2002

More Americans than ever are facing the threat of blindness from age-related eye disease, a new report says. Over one million Americans aged 40 and over are currently blind and an additional 2.4 million are visually impaired.
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Eye Drops to Treat Childhood Eye Disorder

March 13, 2002

Atropine eye drops given once a day to treat amblyopia, or lazy eye, the most common cause of visual impairment in children, work as well as the standard treatment of patching one eye.
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Prevalence of Glaucoma in Mexican-Americans

December 1, 2001

Researchers report that the overall prevalence of glaucoma in Mexican-Americans is between reported rates for Blacks and Whites.
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Statement on the Findings of the Collaborative Initial Glaucoma Treatment Study

November 1, 2001

Glaucoma is one of the most common causes of visual loss in the United States and affects about three million Americans. A standard medical treatment for newly diagnosed glaucoma is using eye drops and/or laser treatment to lower the pressure inside...
Fundus photograph of age-related macular degeneration showing drusen.

Antioxidant Vitamins and Zinc Reduce Risk of Vision Loss from Age-Related Macular Degeneration

October 12, 2001

High levels of antioxidants and zinc significantly reduce the risk of advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss.
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Scientists Find Similar Survival Rates for Eye Cancer Therapies

July 12, 2001

Researchers have found that the survival rates for two alternative treatments for primary eye cancer–radiation therapy and removal of the eye–are about the same.

Recruitment Begins for Study on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

July 7, 1999

Patient recruitment has begun on a clinical trial to find out if laser treatment decreases vision loss for people who may be at risk for severe age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Laser Therapy Show Promise As Alternative to Glaucoma Drugs

December 7, 1990

Results from two years of patient followup in a randomized clinical trial suggest that argon laser therapy may be a safe and effective alternative to eyedrops as a first treatment for patients with newly diagnosed open-angle glaucoma.
Two boys smile at the camera. Asymmetric dark spots block parts of the image, representing vision loss from diabetic retinopathy.

Laser Treatment Highly Effective in Treating Diabetic Retinopathy

October 30, 1989

New findings from a nationwide clinical trial supported by theNational Eye Institute (NEI) provide further evidence that laser treatment is highly effective in preventing visual loss from diabetic eye disease.