Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers new hope for diseased eyes


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Revolutionary X-ray treatment offers hope for diseased eyes Non-invasive Oraya therapy inhibits blood vessel growth – reducing inflammation and scarring of the eye | UPDATED: 22:03 GMT, 22 December 2012 A revolutionary new treatment for wet age-related macular degeneration (wet AMD) has had its global launch in the UK.

Taking aspirin for 10 years could double the risk of eye disorder that causes blindness


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Taking aspirin for 10 years could double the risk of sight loss Scientists say taking aspirin for a decade could increase the chance of developing wet AMDThe condition causes swelling and bleeding underneath the macular, at the back of the eyeThis can cause permanent vision loss | UPDATED: 23:16 GMT, 18 December 2012 Taking aspirin for 10 years could more than double the risk of sight loss, according to a new study.

Army wife faces losing her eyesight as NHS chiefs refuse to pay for injections in postcode lottery


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Army wife faces losing her eyesight as NHS chiefs refuse to pay for injections in postcode lottery Dawn Thomas has almost lost vision in her left eye and is having trouble with her right eyeSouth Staffordshire PCT said her case was not 'exceptional enough' but are now reviewing the decision | UPDATED: 14:56 GMT, 6 August 2012 An Army wife with a rare eye condition faces going blind unless health chiefs fund sight-saving treatment.

Seafood health benefits: It"s filled with nutrients and could cut your risk of a heart attack in half


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Why it pays to shell out on seafood: It's filled with nutrients and could cut your risk of a heart attack in half | UPDATED: 22:14 GMT, 30 June 2012 If you include one portion of seafood in your weekly diet, you may halve the chances of suffering a heart attack.

Cheaper blindness drug may save NHS 85million each year


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Cheaper blindness drug may save NHS 85million each yearCurrent drug costs 750 per treatment, but doctors are increasingly using a 60 alternativeDrugs firm that makes the 750 option claims the cheaper alternative puts patients at riskFour NHS trusts are being taken to court by the drug's manufacturer over the issue | UPDATED: 23:04 GMT, 6 May 2012 The NHS could save 85million each year by using a cheaper drug to treat a common form of blindness in the elderly, researchers claim.

The "eye-borg": First successful implant of a "bionic" eye could restore sight to the blind


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'I've dreamed in colour for the first time in 20 years': Blind British man can see again after first successful implant of 'bionic' eye microchipsMicrochips restore sight to people suffering retinitis pigmentosa – an incurable condition that leads to blindnessCondition affects one in every 3,000-4,000 peopleClinical trial with two sufferers 'exceeds expectations' Sufferers able to detect outlines of objects 'within days' Vision expected to improve further as 3mm chip 'beds in' | UPDATED: 23:17 GMT, 3 May 2012 Surgeons in Oxford, led by Professor Robert MacLaren, fitted the chip at the back of Chris' eye in a complex eight-hour operation last month.

The "Vitamin See" diet: Good food and supplements can stave off age-related eye condition afflicting Judi Dench


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The 'Vitamin See' diet: Good food and supplements can stave off age-related eye condition afflicting Judi Dench | UPDATED: 20:55 GMT, 21 April 2012 Dame Judi Dench has age-related macular degeneration Actress Dame Judi Dench is among the half-a-million adults in the UK sufferering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Blindness cure step closer after scientists replace lost light-sensitive cells in back of the eye


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Blindness cure step closer after scientists replace lost light-sensitive cells in back of the eye | UPDATED: 22:34 GMT, 18 April 2012 A treatment that has helped mice see in the dark could one day restore sight to the blind.

Macular degeneration: One-off jab that could stop age-related blindness


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The one-off jab that could stop the most common cause of age-related blindness in elderly | UPDATED: 15:53 GMT, 9 April 2012 A chemical that will stop people from developing the most serious form of age-related macular degeneration has been found by scientists.

The one-off jab that could stop age-related blindness


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The one-off jab that could stop the most common cause of age-related blindness in elderly | UPDATED: 22:57 GMT, 8 April 2012 A chemical that will stop people from developing the most serious form of age-related macular degeneration has been found by scientists.


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