Blindness

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LA County Health Officials ID 2 Possible Cases Of Ocular Syphilis

Southland doctors have been told to be on on the lookout for patients reporting unusual vision problems after clusters of syphilis that cause blindness have been reported on the West Coast.

03/10/2015

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Family Remembers Grandmother Who Saved Blind Grandson From DUI, Hit-And-Run Driver

The family of a grandmother allegedly killed by a suspected DUI hit-and-run driver is sharing their story.

09/02/2014

Federal officials say counterfeit decorative contact lenses (pictured) can cause infections, corneal ulcers and even blindness. (Photo courtesy U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement)

Counterfeit Halloween Contact Lenses May Cause Blindness, FDA Warns

With Halloween less than a week away, federal officials are warning the public about dangers associated with wearing counterfeit decorative contact lenses.

10/24/2013

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Eye Surgeon Discusses 1st Minimally Invasive Cure For Keratoconus

Dr. Brian S. Boxer, director of the Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, appeared on KCAL9 News on Saturday morning to discuss his new book and the development of the first minimally invasive cure for Keratoconus.

01/12/2013

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Riverside Babysitter Convicted Of Child Abuse For Causing 11-Month-Old Boy’s Blindness, Brain Damage

A Riverside babysitter whose severe mistreatment of an 11-month-old boy caused him to lose his sight and brain damage was convicted Thursday of child abuse and inflicting great bodily injury on a minor.

06/09/2011