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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.

Many with diabetes unaware of vision loss

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 10:16

Less than half of people with diabetes-related eye disease have been told about it, which means they`re also missing out on treatment that could save their sight, U.S. researchers say.

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.

Smoking can cause progressive vision loss

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 09, 2013, 15:54

The hazards of smoking are well known. But what is not so well known is that smoking can also be a reason for vision loss in people at or above the age of 50 years.

New drug could halt vision loss associated with macular degeneration

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 17:08

A study by researchers including an Indian origin has identified a class of drugs known as MDM2 inhibitors that proved highly effective at regressing the abnormal blood vessels responsible for the vision loss associated with macular degeneration.

How defect in cells trigger hearing, vision loss and kidney disease

Last Updated: Monday, May 13, 2013, 11:51

Johns Hopkins scientists have unearthed clues about which protein signaling molecules are allowed into hollow, hair-like "antennae," called cilia, that alert cells to critical changes in their environments.

Cholesterol lowering eye drops `may fight sight loss`

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 13:16

A new study led by an Indian origin scientist suggests that eye drops designed to lower cholesterol may be able to save sight in some people with a common cause of age-related vision loss.

New technique can restore age-related loss of near vision

Last Updated: Monday, April 01, 2013, 14:39

An emerging technique called hyperopic orthokeratology (OK) may provide a new alternative for restoring near vision without the need for glasses, according to a study.

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