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12 Things You Should Know Before You Buy Sunglasses

NEW YORK — Overexposure to the sun not only wreaks havoc on your skin, but can also damage your eyes. ...

Researchers uncover new forms of blindness

Scientists from the University of Leeds have discovered six new forms of inherited blindness, each one resulting from mutations in a different ...

Higher Total Folate Intake May Be Associated with Lower Risk of Exfoliation Glaucoma

BOSTON -- Exfoliation glaucoma (EG), caused by exfoliation syndrome, a condition in which white clumps of fibrillar material form in the eye, is the most common cause of secondary open-angle glaucoma and a leading cause of blindness and visual impairment. Effective strategies for preventing this disease are lacking. ... Full story

Caucasian Boys Show Highest Prevalence of Color Blindness Among Preschoolers

African-Americans have lowest rate of color blindness among young males ... Full story

Congenitally blind visualise numbers opposite way to sighted

For the first time, scientists have uncovered that people blind from birth visualise numbers the opposite way around to sighted people. ... Full story

Congenitally blind visualise numbers opposite way to sighted

For the first time, scientists have uncovered that people blind from birth visualise numbers the opposite way around to sighted people. ... Full story

Technology changing lives for visually impaired people in developing countries

ANN ARBOR—He was planning to be a lawyer because he didn't think visually impaired people like him could do high-tech jobs in India. But after discovering special technology that allows him to use computers, he changed his mind and now wants to be a software engineer. ... Full story

Scientists Visual New Treatments for Retinal Blindness

BOSTON -- A new report published online in The FASEB Journal may lead the way toward new treatments or a cure for a common cause of blindness (proliferative retinopathies). ... Full story

Physical Activity and Occasional Drinking Found to be Associated with Decrease in Vision Impairment Risk

Study shows modifiable lifestyle behaviors may alter the odds of developing sight loss not correctable with glasses or contact lenses ... Full story

Drivers with Hemaniopia Fail to Detect Pedestrians at Intersections

BOSTON -- A diagnosis of hemianopia, or blindness in one half of the visual field in both eyes as the result of strokes, tumors or trauma often means the end of driving. ... Full story

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