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To our users: The information presented here is not intended to diagnose health problems or to take the place of professional medical care. If you have persistent health problems or further questions, please consult your health care provider. Click here to view information about the mission and purpose of the Mass. Eye and Ear website.

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Please read this agreement entirely and carefully before using this website. By using the site, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions below and in the Mass. Eye and Ear Privacy Policy (link to the policy). If you do not wish to be bound by these terms and conditions, you may not use this site.

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Summary:

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