Second-Hand Smoke May Harm Children’s Eyesight

Researchers found damage to the part of the eye that supplies oxygen to photoreceptors. Smoking around kids may harm their vision as their eyes are still developing, according to US News & World Report.  Second-hand smoke has long been linked to increased risks for cancer and stroke in adults,...

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Going Blind in New York City

With almost no vision, she learned to navigate the avenues. Actress Elizabeth Savage moved to New York City 20 years ago, knowing her vision was badly compromised by uveitis. But she was determined not to let her disability get in the way of pursuing her dreams. “I had a decent string of...

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Today Is World Sight Day

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness. More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment  because they do not get the care they need, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. In its first World report on vision, WHO found that aging populations, ...

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