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Poor brain function leads to glaucoma: Study

Last Updated: Saturday, June 07, 2014, 23:18

Glaucoma is one of the world`s leading causes of irreversible blindness. Now, scientists have discovered that the brain controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma and not the eye.

New hope for sufferers of age related eye disease

Last Updated: Thursday, April 03, 2014, 12:34

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough which could help sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), that can cause central blindness in sufferers.

Novel way to treat retinal blindness soon

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:42

In a ray of hope for people at the risk of retinal blindness, identifying ways to leverage our immune system to clean out abnormal blood vessels in the retina may lead to treatments that could prevent or delay blindness or even restore sight.

Face-blind people can distinguish shapes: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 18:35

People who are unable to recognise faces owing to face blindness following brain damage can still learn to distinguish between other types of very similar objects, researchers said.

Injecting cosmetic fillers into forehead can cause permanent blindness

Last Updated: Saturday, March 08, 2014, 12:24

A new study suggests that injecting fillers into the forehead to remove wrinkles could lead to permanent blindness.

Long hours on smartphones may affect eyesight

Last Updated: Saturday, February 22, 2014, 22:34

A woman in China, who spent many hours peering at her smartphone in the dark, found that her right retina had become detached.

Indian origin UK doctor discovers new cornea layer

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 13:01

In a breakthrough that could help cure for blindness due to glaucoma, an Indian origin doctor in the UK has discovered an ultra-thin cornea layer in the eye.

Make eye tests a must for diabetics

Last Updated: Sunday, February 09, 2014, 16:21

The government must make eye tests compulsory for diabetics to prevent growing blindness in India, a leading doctor told an ophthalmology convention that ended here Sunday.

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