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`Smart` eye-embedded device can manage glaucoma better

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:58

In a ray of hope for glaucoma patients, engineers have designed a first of its kind electronic sensor that can be placed permanently in a person`s eye to track changes in eye pressure.

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.

A cup of coffee a day keeps retinal damage away

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 07, 2014, 12:59

Gradually, the medical community is changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” Yes, you have got another reason to have a cup of coffee everyday.

Nanodiamond-embedded contact lenses may help improve glaucoma treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 16:49

In what could be a significant step toward improving the management of glaucoma, researchers have created a drug delivery system that may have less severe side effects than traditional glaucoma medication and improve patients` ability to comply with their prescribed treatments.

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.

Soon, contact lens to treat glaucoma

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 19:55

Here comes a glaucoma medicine sandwiched inside a specially-designed contact lens. The lens, which can also correct vision, releases the eyesight-saving medication at a steady rate for up to a month.

Probability of glaucoma blindness halved in 30 years

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 14:21

Better diagnosis and new therapies have helped decrease the probability of blindness due to glaucoma by nearly half since 1980, says a study.

Sleeping on one side may worsen glaucoma: Study

Last Updated: Friday, January 10, 2014, 09:18

In a new study from South Korea, people with worsening glaucoma on just one side were also more likely to sleep with the affected eye facing downward.

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