Dr. Colin McCannel, MD

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  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

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  • Sharecare News
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    THURSDAY, April 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Bacteria that can cause serious eye infections are able to survive longer in contact lens cleaning solution than previously known, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at different strains of Pseudomonas aeruginos...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists may have found a new method for treating age-related macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness.

    People with the condition suffer a loss of central vision, and those with advanced stages of the disease can't read, watch TV, d...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise and occasional drinking may be good for your eyes, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data collected from nearly 5,000 Wisconsin adults, aged 43 to 84, from 1988 to 2013. Over 20 years, 5.4 percent of them developed visu...Full Article

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    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Global rates of blindness and poor vision have fallen sharply over the past two decades, especially in rich nations, a new study reveals.

    And providing eyeglasses for common vision-loss problems could improve the situation even more, according to...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, March 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one more ability that seems to decline with age: color sense. A new study finds that many people lose their ability to clearly distinguish certain colors as they age, with losses typically starting around age 70 and ge

    ...Full Article
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    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Premature infants who develop an eye condition that can threaten their vision are three to four times more likely to have other serious health problems by the age of 5, a new study found.

    The finding suggests that doctors be on the lookout for fut...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who take estrogen-only hormone-replacement therapy to relieve menopausal symptoms might also be reducing their risk for a common form of the eye disease glaucoma, according to new research.

    "Ours is one of the first ... studies to find est...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Better eye care seems to have brightened the long-term outlook for people with glaucoma. The likelihood of blindness in glaucoma patients 20 years after diagnosis has fallen by at least half in the last generation, according to a new study.

    Resear...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new gene therapy that successfully treated a rare eye disease in clinical trials could prove the key to preventing more common inherited causes of blindness, researchers say.

    In six male patients, doctors used a virus to repair a defective gen...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A sealant gel to prevent fluid leakage after cataract surgery has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    While gels such as ReSure have been approved to seal small incisions in other parts of the body, this is the first such appro...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smokers who kick the habit may reduce their risk of developing the blurred vision problem known as cataracts, new research shows.

    This common medical condition -- in which the lens of the eye becomes progressively cloudy -- is a leading cause of ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Cipro and other drugs in the same class of antibiotics don't appear to raise the risk of an eye problem called retinal detachment, according to a new study that contradicts previous research.

    Retinal detachment -- separation of the retina from it...Full Article