In Focus, September 2008

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Oily fish cut AMD risk by 50%
Eating oily fish just once a week may cut the risk of developing wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by half, according to results of the EUREYE study, published in the August 2008 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

How many Europeans are affected by VKC?
The prevalence of vernal keratoconjunctivitis (VKC) in Europe is 3.2 per 10000 inhabitants, according to a study published in the August 2008 issue of the British Journal of Ophthalmology

Strabismus gene discovery
The genetic mutations responsible for Duane's retraction syndrome (DRS) and strabismus have been identified, according to a study published online as a Science Express Report. 

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