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Air Pollution and Eye Health

The eye is a delicate organ with a large and moist area exposed to the environment. Thus, it is more susceptible to air pollution than other parts of the body. However, the response of eyes to airborne pollutants ranges from nil to severe irritation and chronic pain; even with contact lenses, eyes are still more sensitive to such effects.

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FDA permits marketing of new device to protect athletes from harmful effects of head impacts

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KAUST researchers develop a safe, fast and cheap testing method to detect viruses

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Salk Institute uses $1 million gift to support world class cancer researcher

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Improving eye health globally can have substantial benefits for economic, social prosperity

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