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How Statins Might Help Your Sight
Statins are known to lower cholesterol and improve heart health in some patients. New evidence suggests they could also help some patients' sight.
Keeping an Eye on Infant Eye Disease
For babies at risk of blindness, one common treatment may do more harm than good.
To Help Your Kidneys, Check Your Blood Sugar
Even if you don't have full-blown diabetes, your blood sugar could still affect your kidney health.
6 Unexpected Uses for Botox
Did you know that Botox injections can do more than give your face a lift? Botox is actually a drug made from the toxins of Clostridium botulinum bacteria, and it’s good for more medical marvels than you may expect.   
What Eye Drops Could Do for Nearsighted Kids
Rates of nearsightedness, or myopia, have increased dramatically over the last few decades. But new evidence suggests that medicated eye drops may be the key to fighting this global issue.
Diabetic Eye Disease Rx Delivers Results
A drug approved to treat a severe diabetic eye disease may soon be able to help with another.
Seeing Clearly: Kids and the Great Outdoors
Nearsightedness in children is a major problem in some areas of the world. But there may be a simple solution.
Detailing the True Risks of Eye Injections
If you hear about a treatment causing blindness, you're likely to opt for another one — even if it costs you much more. But in the case of two eye injections, a reported blindness risk might have been overblown.
Contact Lens Care
With more than 30 million people in the US currently wearing contact lenses, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), you might be thinking about getting some for yourself. Read on to learn more about contact lenses.
Keeping an Eye on Your Eyes
August has arrived and it's almost back to school time! You’ve likely prepared your child for the new school year with immunizations — but what about their eyes? August is also Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, which a great signal for you to get your child's eyes checked before school begins.