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Now check your eyes, sense of smell to spot Alzheimer`s early

Last Updated: Monday, July 14, 2014, 11:05

New research has revealed that Alzheimer`s key biomarker could be identified in the retina and lens of the eye, moreover, the ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment to Alzheimer`s disease in its early ages.

Plugging leaky blood vessels to prevent vision loss

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 13:46

Diabetic patients who often face threat of vision loss in their old age may heave a sigh of relief as researchers have now developed a new drug approach to treat retinopathy or retina degeneration associated with growth of malformed blood vessels in 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.

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.

Cure for blindness to become reality soon?

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 23:58

British scientists claim to have successfully used an inkjet printer to print new cells from the eye which could be a potential cure for human blindness in near future.

Glaucoma main cause for blindness: Doctors

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 21:00

Glaucoma has emerged in recent times as one of the most corroborating factors for blindness among patients, doctors in the national capital said Wednesday.

Your eyes may be windows to predicting stroke risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 14:06

Researchers found the risk of stroke was 35 percent higher in those with mild hypertensive retinopathy and 137 percent higher in those with moderate or severe hypertensive retinopathy.

Lab-grown cells restore eyesight in mice

Last Updated: Monday, July 22, 2013, 14:16

Scientists have claimed that it is possible to grow the light-sensitive cells of the eye in a lab with the help of an artificial retina.

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