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New oral medication may help cure blindness: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 12:50

Scientists have revealed that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).

High BP drugs linked to increased risk of vision-threatening disease

Last Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 11:45

Researchers have claimed to have found a connection between taking vasodilators and developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Novel way to treat retinal blindness soon

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 14:42

In a ray of hope for people at the risk of retinal blindness, identifying ways to leverage our immune system to clean out abnormal blood vessels in the retina may lead to treatments that could prevent or delay blindness or even restore sight.

New hand-held device to catch early signs of eye disease

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 18:59

MIT researchers have developed a new hand-held device that scans a patient`s entire retina in seconds to detect a host of retinal diseases including diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration.

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.

Scientists discover protein that may help prevent cataract

Last Updated: Thursday, October 24, 2013, 13:29

Scientists have taken a step closer to prevent cataract from striking by finding out the activation mechanism of the protective protein that saves human eyes from falling prey to disease.

Low birth weight could be factor for age-related sight loss

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 12:35

Researchers have claimed that people who were born with a low birth weight could be likelier to develop age-related vision loss.

`Petri dish lens` promises cure for eye diseases

Last Updated: Friday, February 01, 2013, 19:38

Scientists at Monash University are closer to growing parts of the human eye in the lab and developing a cure for congenital sight impairment caused by lens damage.

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