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Statins proved to be best for treating cataracts

Last Updated: Sunday, September 01, 2013, 15:30

Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications for cataracts, which is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide affecting more than 20 million people, according to research.

‘Cataract surgery is not urgent but is definitely required’

Last Updated: Thursday, August 08, 2013, 16:13

In India, cataract is the most common cause of blindness. According to statistics almost 82% of Indians between the ages of 75 to 83 years suffer from cataract, that might lead to blindness. We spoke to Dr Vandana Jain, renowned eye surgeon specializing in cornea and external diseases, about the condition, its diagnosis and treatment.

Breakthrough in sight for cataract treatment

Last Updated: Saturday, March 02, 2013, 11:19

Scientists have made a discovery about the shape of the eye that could boost the effectiveness of human-made lenses used in cataract operations.

Seven easy ways to prevent common eye problems

Last Updated: Thursday, December 27, 2012, 00:40

Wear shades, hats if working outdoors to protect against harmful UV light which can cause muscular degeneration and cataracts.

Smoking may lead to cataract in elderly

Last Updated: Saturday, October 13, 2012, 21:59

Smoking increases the risk of age-related cataract, which is the leading cause of blindness and vision loss in the world.

New antioxidant may prevent and cure cataracts

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 13:58

Scientists claim to have developed a new antioxidant that could prevent and even cure cataracts, macular degeneration and other eye disorders.

Statin use ups age-related cataract risk

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 13:21

Patients using cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may be at increased risk of developing age-related cataracts —a common vision problem caused by clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye — say researchers.

Can video games help people with cataract?

Last Updated: Friday, February 17, 2012, 12:38

Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found.

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