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Dermatologists say women should use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect themselves from the ultraviolet light used to cure gel nail polish.
May 1, 2014 Popular gel nail polishes last for weeks, but the ultraviolet light used to cure them may cause premature skin aging and increase risk of cataracts, doctors say.
Age-related macular degeneration accounts for more than half of all cases of blindness in the United States.
May 8, 2013 Supplements with the antioxidant lutein and omega-3 fatty acids didn't stop age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the United States, a new study suggests. But other antioxidants, including vitamins C and E, do seem to help.
This image shows how macular degeneration affects a person's vision.
National Eye Institute, NIH
December 19, 2012 A study finds that taking aspirin regularly might increase the risk of macular degeneration, a leading cause of blindness in old age. But the evidence so far doesn't prove it's so.
April 29, 2011 Medicare could save millions if patients with macular degeneration switch to a $50 cancer drug that's just as effective as a $2,000 drug approved for the eye disease. But it was a long haul to get the clinical trial done to prove it.
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