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Amoebas Eat Contact Lens Wearer's Eyeballs

Woman left lenses in for 6 months

(Newser) - Doctors hope a horrifying story out of Taiwan will help drive home the importance of proper hygiene for wearers of contact lenses. A 23-year-old student lost her eyesight after buying contact lenses that were supposed to be worn for one month and leaving them in around the clock for six... More »

Why Doctors Pick $2K Drug Over Its $50 Cousin

Pricey Lucentis, cheaper Avastin 'same damn molecule': ophthalmologist

(Newser) - The prescription drugs Avastin and Lucentis both fight blindness in the elderly, and they're both made by the same company, Genentech, at what experts say is a similar production cost. The key difference between them: While an Avastin injection costs $50, a shot of Lucentis goes for $2,000.... More »

Rand Paul Not a Certified Doctor, Board Says

Senate candidate says he quit eye doctor organization in protest

(Newser) - Rand Paul, who touts his career as a Kentucky eye doctor as part of his outsider credentials in his campaign for US Senate, isn't certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, his profession's leading group. The Louisville Courier-Journal broke the news Sunday, in what Paul calls "a personal assault... More »

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