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Could regular pot smoking harm vision?

Tests determined that regular pot users experience a 10-millisecond delay in the speed with which their retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) send key signals to the brain via the optic nerve.

FDA approves eye implant for better focusing

A tiny eye implant has been approved for people aged 41 to 65 who have not had cataract surgery, can't focus clearly on near objects or small print, and require reading glasses.

Explainer: What are cataracts?

Cataracts may progress for many years before being diagnosed. If left untreated, however, they may eventually cause severe visual impairment in the affected eye.

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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