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Soon, `vision-restoring drug` that will let blind eyes see light

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:36

Researchers have developed a compound that can be effectively used for treating patients suffering from degenerative retinal disorders such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

New eye drops to stave off blindness

Last Updated: Sunday, October 13, 2013, 15:48

In a breakthrough, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a potential treatment for AMD - the leading cause of blindness among elderly - that could be delivered via eye drops.

Potential topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration identified

Last Updated: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 19:43

A new study led by Indian origin researcher has identified a possible topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a study of mice that shows promise for clinical use.

Smoking can cause progressive vision loss

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 15:54

The hazards of smoking are well known. But what is not so well known is that smoking can also be a reason for vision loss in people at or above the age of 50 years.

New test can detect eye disease early

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 01, 2013, 19:01

Scientists have developed a new, quick and simple eye test that can predict who is more at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Omega-3 rich oils help fight age-related macular degeneration

Last Updated: Friday, August 16, 2013, 13:44

Researchers Omega-3 rich oils, which are present in fish, can help improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and help fight age-related eye diseases.

New drug offers new hope for AMD sufferers

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 20:37

A new drug holds promise for those with age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older adults.

Foods that can keep your eyes healthy

Last Updated: Sunday, March 17, 2013, 12:04

It is possible to aid eye health through nutrition and supplements, experts at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB).

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