New insight into retinal disease gene therapy

Gene therapy for leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), an inherited disorder that causes blindness starting in childhood, improves patients' eyesight and the retina's sensitivity within weeks of treatment, says a new study.

IMA seeks to raise awareness on blindness due to diabetes

 Indian Medical Association (IMA) has sought government's help to increase awareness about blindness due to diabetes through an advertisement campaign on television and radio.

Scientists create night vision eyedrops

Researchers in the US have used special kind of eye drops to give a man temporary night vision, allowing him to see over 50 metres in the dark.

Haryana's botched-up eye camp held without permit

A recent eye camp in Haryana's Panipat district, where 19 elderly patients got severe eye infection and could be facing blindness, was held without permission from the health as well as district authorities, state Health Minister Anil Vij said on Tuesday.

Diabetics more prone to retinopathy leading to blindness

Diabetic retinopathy is emerging as an important factor for blindness among people with eye related diseases, a leading ophthalmologist said here on Wednesday

Every eighth Indian above 40 has glaucoma: AIIMS

 Every eighth individual in India above the age of 40 is suffering from glaucoma or is at a high risk of developing it, the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here said on Wednesday.

This retina protein may help beat blindness

Scientists have identified a retina protein that plays a crucial role for vision.

Drug for macular degeneration reverses blindness caused by diabetes

A new research has revealed that ranibizumab, a prescription drug, commonly used to treat age-related vision loss or macular degeneration, also reverses vision loss caused by diabetes among Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites.

Key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation discovered

A team of scientists has discovered key to preventing blindness and stroke devastation.

Why blindness is so blinding

A new study has recently revealed that surgery cannot entirely undo the brain rewiring caused by long term blindness.

Chronic high BP may cause glaucoma

Scientists have discovered people who had chronic high bold pressure were at increased risk of developing glaucoma.

Micro sensor to detect glaucoma before attack

A team of doctors at the University of Washington is developing a small, wireless sensor that can be attached to a lens and implanted in the eye to help detect glaucoma.

Common glaucoma drug reduces risk of vision loss

A pressure-lowering eye drop has been found to greatly reduce the risk of vision loss in people with open angle glaucoma (OAG), one of the leading causes of blindness.

HIV drug can block macular degeneration among older people

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New Delhi: In a key discovery, researchers have shown that an anti-HIV drug can help treat age-related macular degeneration among the elderly.

Scientists find new cause of age-related blindness

Scientists have revealed that they have a found a new cause that is one of the major factors behind age-related blindness.

New insight into age-related blindness

There could soon be new treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the major causes of blindness, as researchers have identified a new protein intimately connected to the disease.

EyeCane enables the blind to 'hear' obstacle distance

The low-tech White Canes widely used by the visually impaired may soon become a thing of the past as researchers have now developed an electronic travel aid that enables the blind to hear and feel distance information from different directions.

iPad app detects signs of glaucoma in Nepal patients

Using an iPad-based app, a team of researchers from the US has successfully detected early signs of glaucoma in nearly 200 patients in Nepal.

Retina protein could prevent blindness

A protein found in the retina plays an essential role in the function and survival of light-sensing cells that are required for vision, researchers, including an Indian-origin scientist, have found.

Stem cell treatment may harbor blindness cure

A new study has revealed that stem cell treatment may be helpful in treating blindness.