News Stories May Exaggerate Hope For Vision Treatments, Brown University

Published: Nov 15, 2013

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News reports often overhype the potential benefits of novel treatments for disabling eye diseases, a new study suggests.

Broadcast and Internet news reports, in particular, tended to be more enthusiastic about so-called retinal implants than the studies they were based on, researchers found. And the stories weren't always scientifically accurate.

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