Cure for glaucoma in sight

A cure is now in sight for the dangerous eye disease glaucoma, which is a leading cause of irreversible blindness, says a new study.

New oral medication may help cure blindness: Study

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

Poor brain function leads to glaucoma: Study

Glaucoma is one of the world`s leading causes of irreversible blindness. Now, scientists have discovered that the brain controls the cellular process that leads to glaucoma and not the eye.

New hope for sufferers of age related eye disease

Scientists at Trinity College Dublin have made a major breakthrough which could help sufferers of the eye disease Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD), that can cause central blindness in sufferers.

Injecting cosmetic fillers into forehead can cause permanent blindness

A new study suggests that injecting fillers into the forehead to remove wrinkles could lead to permanent blindness.

Long hours on smartphones may affect eyesight

A woman in China, who spent many hours peering at her smartphone in the dark, found that her right retina had become detached.

Indian origin UK doctor discovers new cornea layer

In a breakthrough that could help cure for blindness due to glaucoma, an Indian origin doctor in the UK has discovered an ultra-thin cornea layer in the eye.

Make eye tests a must for diabetics

The government must make eye tests compulsory for diabetics to prevent growing blindness in India, a leading doctor told an ophthalmology convention that ended here Sunday.

Man goes blind after using herbal eye drops

A Thai man whose sight was affected due to an accident has lost his vision after using herbal medicine.

Being in dark for short period could help improve hearing

Researchers have long known that very young brains are malleable enough to re-wire some circuits that process sensory information.

Dead people`s eyes may enable blind to see world

Researchers have suggested that cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind.

Probability of glaucoma blindness halved in 30 years

Better diagnosis and new therapies have helped decrease the probability of blindness due to glaucoma by nearly half since 1980, says a study.

Experimental gene therapy improves sight in patients with rare sight disorder

Doctors helped two men suffering from progressive blindness to help regain some of their vision with the help of an experimental gene therapy.

Sleeping on one side may worsen glaucoma: Study

In a new study from South Korea, people with worsening glaucoma on just one side were also more likely to sleep with the affected eye facing downward.

Scientists `print` new eye cells to treat blindness

In a breakthrough, Cambridge scientists have for the first time printed new eye cells, using inkjet printing technology, that could be used to treat sight loss.

Cure for blindness to become reality soon?

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.

New contact lens releases drugs into the eye

Scientists have developed a new contact lens which releases drugs into the eye and could help treat glaucoma, the world`s leading cause of irreversible blindness.

Taking oral contraceptives can cause glaucoma in women

A new study has suggested that that women who have taken oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma.

New eye drops to stave off blindness

In a breakthrough, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a potential treatment for AMD - the leading cause of blindness among elderly - that could be delivered via eye drops.

Glaucoma main cause for blindness: Doctors

Glaucoma has emerged in recent times as one of the most corroborating factors for blindness among patients, doctors in the national capital said Wednesday.