More articles about: Eye Care & Vision
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Few children – especially those with safety-net insurance – get vision checked at checkups
Few children are getting eyes checked at their pediatrician or other regular doctor’s office, and rates vary greatly by insurance status.
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Study shows dementia more common in older adults with vision issues
A link between vision issues in older adults and an increased likelihood of dementia.
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“Eggsplosions” and eyes don’t mix 
The social media trend  involving microwaving hard boiled eggs, then slicing them to explode, can be dangerous to your eyes experts say.
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Making kid’s eye care more accessible
In Michigan, families don’t have to travel far for top pediatric eye specialists
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Youth value eyesight but face key barriers to getting eyeglasses
Michigan Medicine research shows that a few key barriers stop young people from getting the glasses they need.   
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Treating dry age-related macular degeneration: 6 things to know
Answers about the treatment of age-related macular degeneration, otherwise known as dry AMD, from a Michigan Medicine ophthalmologist.
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Cataract surgery reimbursements may not be enough for some patients
For complex cataract surgery, Medicare reimbursements are far lower than a simpler form of the surgery.
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See clearly with these tips for safely using eye drops
What should you consider when choosing the best kind of artificial tears for your eyes?
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Beezin’:The dangerous TikTok trend involving Burt’s Bees
Why putting lip balm on eyelids is bad for your eyes
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Medicine at Michigan
$11.5 million fuels innovation in sight-saving research
James Grosfeld has given $11.5 million to Michigan Medicine for research related to dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
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Many older adults lack clear eyesight, even with glasses
Vision impairment disproportionately impacts older adults
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Study identifies a signaling cascade behind retina regeneration in zebrafish
The findings could help inform treatments for blindness in humans.
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Dr. Rao’s Michigan Answer: Finding new hope for people with vision loss
What do you do when you know there’s a disease that’s as common as all cancers combined that steals a person’s vision? For Rajesh Rao, M.D., you conduct a groundbreaking first-in-human trial, with the goal of using an adult stem cell-based approach to restore vision. 
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Protecting children’s eyes from screens, sun and sports 
National poll suggests many parents overlook simple steps to minimize children’s risk of eye injuries.
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$11.5 Million gift fuels innovation in dry age-related macular degeneration research
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 50. An $11.5 million gift to the University of Michigan Health W.K. Kellogg Eye Center aims to change that.