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A New Procedure May Help You Say Goodbye To Reading Glasses

The FDA has approved the KAMRA inlay procedure to treat presbyopia. Dr. Mark Blecher, a surgeon at Wills Eye Hospital, says a tiny black plastic disc with a pinpoint hole is placed in a pocket in the cornea in only one eye and the brain helps do the work.


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Health: Expert Explains Why People Are Seeing ‘The Dress’ In Different Colors

What color is the dress? It’s the great debate that’s exploded on the Internet, trending number one with some seeing blue and black.


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Health: Local Woman Regains Sight With Help Of Bionic Eye

A Philadelphia woman is seeing the wonders of the holiday season for the first time in a long time. She’s the first in our area to have a bionic eye, a breakthrough that’s allowing blind people to see.


(National Spelling Bee co-winner Sriram Hathwar poses for a photo during his tour of Wills Eye Hospital, in Philadelphia.  He hopes to be an ophthalmologist some day.  Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Spelling Bee Champ Gets Tour of Wills Eye Hospital, With Dreams of Opth… Optham…

Fourteen-year-old Sriram Hathwar was one of two young men who tied for first place this year at the National Spelling Bee, in Washington DC. He hopes to be an eye doctor someday.


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Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital Ranked #2 in U.S.

Wills Eye Hospital, at 9th and Walnut Streets, comes in #2 on the list of best eye hospitals in the United States.


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Wills Eye Hospital Begins Performing Newly-Approved Surgery For Macular Degeneration

History was made inside the Operating Room at Wills Eye Hospital. A new procedure may provide promise to scores of folks who suffer from age-related macular degeneration.


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‘Give Kids Sight Day’ Offers Area Children Free Vision Screenings, Eye Glasses

Hundreds of children were fitted for free eyeglasses Saturday afternoon after receiving free vision screenings as part of the 5th annual Give Kids Sight Day at Wills Eye Hospital.


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FREE Eye Screening and Glasses For Kids Saturday 4/12 in Philly

By Jim Donovan: Uninsured and underinsured children can receive free eye screenings and, if needed, two free pairs of eyeglasses at “Give Kids Sight Day” on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. The event will take place […]


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From Wills Eye Hospital, A Warning About Halloween Costume Contact Lenses

Halloween treats can turn to nasty tricks unless you’re careful.


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Philly-Tested, FDA-Approved: Device Restores Sight To Some Blind

The Argus II has been in the works for decades.



Same Suspect Strikes 2 Banks In 1 Day In Philadelphia

The FBI and Philadelphia Police are searching for the suspect involved in an attempted robbery of a Bank of America and the robbery of a PNC Monday afternoon.



Health Watch: 4th Of July Firework Health Warning

The dangers of fireworks. Hospitals are gearing up for an expected patient increase this fourth of July weekend. Emergency rooms treated 8,600 firework related injuries last year.


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City Council Committee OKs Plan For Penn Medical Tower at 8th and Walnut

Plans for construction of a medical office tower in center city by Penn Health System have gotten an initial okay in Philadelphia City Council despite concerns voiced by nearby Jefferson University.