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Time For An Eye Exam During Healthy Vision Month
2013-04-30 18:51:06

May is being promoted as the Healthy Vision Month, and many organizations are using it as a way to encourage people to get their eyes checked.

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2012-05-02 08:50:45

Mark your calendars: May is Healthy Vision Month. Since 2003, the National Eye Institute (NEI) has promoted May with this national eye health observance. During Health Vision Month, NEI hopes to increase awareness about early diagnosis and treatment of vision loss.

2012-01-05 11:48:44

Glaucoma is a major cause of vision loss in the United States, affecting about 2.2 million Americans.

2011-11-04 21:14:14

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common and debilitating complications of diabetes.

2011-10-25 07:00:00

New Vision Protecting Product, Vita Vision is Launched by South Florida Vitamin Company Vitalmax Vitamins Delray Beach, FL (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 Board

2011-10-13 20:46:02

Older people are at increased risk of several eye diseases, including age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and glaucoma.

2011-05-20 12:00:00

MECHANICSBURG, Pa., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Millions of people in the United States have undetected vision problems and eye conditions.

2011-04-28 21:14:23

Researchers are reporting results from the first year of a two-year clinical trial that Avastin, a drug approved to treat some cancers and that is commonly used off-label to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), is as effective as the Food and Drug Administration-approved drug Lucentis for the treatment of AMD.

2011-04-28 11:48:00

CLEVELAND, April 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study published online today in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) shows bevacizumab (Avastin) is as effective as ranibizumab (Lucentis), the current Food and Drug Administration-approved drug for treating age-related macular degeneration (AMD).


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