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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.

`India needs more technicians to detect diabetes-related eye disease`

Last Updated: Friday, April 11, 2014, 19:40

India needs to train enough technicians for early detection of an eye disease associated with diabetes, as the number of patients with the ailment is expected to touch over 10 million 2030 in India, according to experts.

Why diabetics should have regular eye exams

Last Updated: Monday, November 04, 2013, 16:06

Researchers have said that people who are suffering from diabetes should also get their eye check-ups done regularly.

Light in womb necessary for healthy eyes: Study

Last Updated: Thursday, January 17, 2013, 15:51

Scientists have discovered that light passing through the body and into the womb has an important role to play in the development of eyes.

IIT Kharagpur develops software to detect Diabetic Retinopathy

Last Updated: Thursday, November 29, 2012, 12:26

The IIT Kharagpur has developed a software that will be beneficial in detecting Diabetic Retinopathy, a disease that can lead to loss of eye-sight, in a patient in the early stages.

Two Pak children undergo complex eye surgery at AIIMS

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 20:42

For two Pakistani kids, who were born blind, there is finally a ray of light after doctors at AIIMS performed a complex surgery on them.

Retinopathy could serve as indicator of cognitive decline

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 15:57

Even a mild retinopathy in women who are 65 or older could be a marker of cognitive decline and related vascular changes in the brain.

`Your eyesight can offer clue to mental decline`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012, 17:38

Scientists at the University of California, San Francisco found that damage to a person`s retina was linked to decline in the individual`s brain function.

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