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Age-Related Macular Degeneration 6/23/2015

Age-related macular degeneration is the leading cause of irreversible visual impairment in the elderly.

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Primary malignant intraocular neoplasms are relatively rare, but they can be fatal if not treated promptly.

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To maintain good vision and eye health, it is essential to understand how to properly care for and wear contact lenses.

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HIV ocular infections are becoming more common as HIV/AIDS continues to transition to a chronic disease.

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More than 3.4 million (3%) Americans aged 40 years and older are legally blind or visually impaired.

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Topical medications are often prescribed to alleviate inflammation from an eye injury.

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Corneal Transplantation 4/20/2011

Corneal grafting is indicated when corneal damage due to disease or traumatic injury causes vision loss.

Drug-Induced Optic Neuropathy 4/20/2011

Many commonly prescribed medications, such as PDE-5 inhibitors, have been reported to cause this ocular condition. 

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Dry Eye 4/20/2011

Treatment for dry eye depends on the severity of the condition and its cause. 

Macular Degeneration and the Age-Related Eye Disease Study 4/20/2011

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Selected Eye Diseases in Adults 4/20/2011

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Treatment of Endophthalmitis Resulting From Traumatic Eye Injury 4/20/2011

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Regular ophthalmic screenings help reduce the risk of this progressive eye disease. 

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of blindness in the developed world.

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Pharmacists should be prepared to distinguish when to recommend nonprescription therapies and when a referral may be necessary. 

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Many systemic diseases often have an ocular component that manifests secondarily.

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Visual Impairment in Adults 4/19/2010

Visual impairment is among the top 10 disabilities in people older than 70 years.

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Glaucoma 6/14/2008

Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve, the nerve bundle that brings images from the retina of the eye to the brain.

Therapeutic Options for Glaucoma 6/19/2007

Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.

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