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FDA to study negative effects of Lasik eye surgery

(AP) -- The Food and Drug Administration announced plans Thursday to study the scope of problems connected with laser eye-correcting surgery, which include blurred vision and dry eyes.

Arthritis & Rheumatism

Low vitamin D tied to dry eye syndromes

(HealthDay)—Patients with vitamin D deficiency should be evaluated for dry eye syndromes, according to a study published online Aug. 13 in the International Journal of Rheumatic Diseases.

Ophthalmology

Team creates device to alleviate dry eye

A search for medical needs in eye clinics led Stanford Biodesign fellows to develop an implantable neurostimulator that painlessly increases natural tear production.

Genetics

Researchers find six new Sjogren's syndrome genes

With the completion of the first genome-wide association study for Sjögren's syndrome, an international coalition of researchers led by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has identified six new disease-related ...

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Raising awareness about Sjogren's syndrome

Oakland, Calif., physician Sarah Schafer is a trim woman with robust color in her cheeks, bright blue eyes and a pleasant smile. She is the outward picture of health - an image that doesn't begin to tell the inside story.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Dry eye and migraines might be linked: study

(HealthDay)—People with migraines may be at higher odds of also having chronic dry eye disease, and that's especially true for seniors, new research shows.

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