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`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.

Mind alters memories, rewrites past with new information

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 18:09

Our memory constantly rewrites our past, updating it with the wisdom of new experiences, a new study has found.

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.

Scientists engineer virus that delivers genes to restore sight

Last Updated: Thursday, June 13, 2013, 15:14

Scientists in the US have engineered a virus that inserts genes into the eyes as a way of restoring sight in those afflicted by diseases that cause blinding, a new study says.

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.

New sight correction surgery launched

Last Updated: Friday, May 24, 2013, 21:39

There is new hope for those who are sick of their glasses but have been refused Lasik surgery for sight correction as their cornea was too thin or irregular. A new method now assures complete vision correction through a quick and ablation-free technique.

Digital boom means boom in kids with poor eyes too

Last Updated: Thursday, October 11, 2012, 18:00

With increasing access to computers, smart phones, 3D television, ipads and numerous other gadgets, childhood myopia has become a huge risk for urban children, say experts.

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