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White boys show highest prevalence of color blindness among preschoolers

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males The first major study of color blindness in a multi-ethnic group of preschoolers has uncovered...

Physical activity, occasional drinking associated with decrease in vision impairment

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses A physically active lifestyle and...

Study shows young, unsupervised children most at risk for dog bites

AURORA, Colo. (Nov. 9, 2010) -- As dog bites become an increasingly major public health concern, a new study shows that unsupervised children are most at risk for bites, that the culprits are usually family pets and if they bite once, they will b...

New vision correction options for baby boomers

CHICAGO -- Results of clinical research on new presbyopia treatments now available in Europe -- and possibly available soon in the United States -- were reported in today's Scientific Program of the 2010 Joint Meeting of the American Academy of Oph...

Cataract surgery saves lives, dollars by reducing auto crashes

CHICAGO -- Cataract surgery not only improves vision and quality of life for older people, but is also apparently a way to reduce the number of car crashes. The research will be presented today's at the Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academ...

A dry AMD treatment?; some long-term diabetics escape PDR

CHICAGO -- At the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) -- Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting today, researchers report progress on two top eye disease challenges: treating advanced "dry" age-related macular degen...

Genetic medicine and AMD treatment; genetic screening and glaucoma

CHICAGO -- Genetic medicine is the focus of two presentations at today's Scientific Program of the 2010 American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) -- Middle East-Africa Council of Ophthalmology (MEACO) Joint Meeting. The AAO-MEACO meeting is in sessi...

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