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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.

‘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.

Indian ophthalmologist discovers new layer in human eye

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:33

In a breakthrough, scientists have found a previously undetected layer in the cornea - the clear window at the front of the human eye - and named it after the Indian researcher who made the discovery.

Genes causing corneal thinning identified

Last Updated: Thursday, January 10, 2013, 14:46

When the cornea, a transparent outer covering of the eye, starts thinning, it becomes a ticking bomb, a risk factor for blindness.

New technique to be tested in India may help damaged eyes regain sight

Last Updated: Thursday, December 06, 2012, 17:46

A technology designed to treat damage to the cornea, which is one of the major causes of blindness in the world, will be tested on Indian patients.

Artificial corneas may help blind see again

Last Updated: Friday, October 05, 2012, 16:58

Scientists are in the process of developing two different types of artificial corneas, which they hope could save the vision of those affected by corneal diseases.

354 corneas received by Erode Govt hospital

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 15:49

Some 354 corneas have been received by the Government Headquarters Hospital here this fiscal.

Stem cells `to repair damaged cornea`

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 06, 2012, 15:25

Stem cells may soon be used to repair damaged corneas, say scientists after they claim to have for the first time successfully cultivated the same in laboratory.

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