Visual impairment in US to double by 2050, say researchers

The study claims that in another 35 years, the number of Americans with a variety of eye diseases like glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy (DR), age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and cataracts will increase dramatically.

Over 500 walk to raise awareness about glaucoma

According to medical statistics, hardly 10 percent of the Indian population knows that 68 percent of them run the risk of developing glaucoma, which can be controlled only if proper medical treatment is taken.

World Glaucoma Week: Symptoms, types, prevention!

Although, glaucoma can affect any age group, including infants, it is more common in older adults. 

Vision impairment of over 100 million people correctable: Study

Uncorrected refractive error continues as the leading cause of vision impairment and the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Statins may help restore sight in patients with macular degeneration!

Researchers found that a high-dose of atorvastatin (80mg) is associated with regression of lipid deposits and improvement in sight in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

'Crispr' gene editing technique may treat inherited blindness

While rare overall, it is one of the most common inherited diseases of the retina.

Chinese doctors conduct 'animal-human' cornea transplant

An eye institute in China Shandong province announced on Monday the successful transplant of a bio-engineered pig cornea into a human eye.

Mediterranean diet cuts blindness risk by 26 percent

Regular consumption of oily fish and vegetables seemed to give most of the protection.

Parkinson's drug wards off blindness in oldies

Patients receiving L-DOPA were significantly less likely to get AMD, and when they did, its onset was significantly delayed.

Diabetic retinopathy major cause of preventable blindness in India

Diabetic retinopathy is one of the biggest causes of preventable blindness among Indian adults, doctors said.

New tools can predict blindness, amputation risk in diabetics

A new study has found two new risk prediction tools, which can identify patients with diabetes, who are at high risk of blindness and amputation.

Soon, eye drops to clear up cataracts

Scientists, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new chemical that could be added to eye drops to help clear up cataracts, the leading cause of blindness.

Maharashtra: Negligence at eye camp; 32 suffer pain, loss of vision

An eye check-up camp in Maharashtra, near Mumbai, takes two people eyesight. Two of the involved doctors are suspended in this incident.

One billion people at risk of blindness by 2050

 Nearly one billion people could be at risk of blindness by the middle of the century if an emerging short-sightedness (myopia) epidemic is ignored, said researchers.

2050 may witness up to 1bn people going blind

Currently, it's estimated that over 2 billion people in the world suffer from myopia.

'Proper eye care, food habits can prevent vision loss'

Many eye diseases have no early warning signs or symptoms, but a dilated exam can detect eye diseases in their early stages before vision loss occurs.

MoU for health insurance cover for disabled persons signed

 A memorandum of understanding was signed today for providing comprehensive and affordable health insurance cover for the Persons with Disabilities (PwDs).

Blind spot in human eye can be 'shrunk'

The human eye does have an unavoidable blind spot and with training, this can be effectively “shrunk".

Beware, dengue can affect your vision!

Dengue fever is a dangerous and debilitating disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. But, what's even scarier is that the mosquito-borne disease can affect vision and in rare cases, cause blindness.

Diabetes complications tied to higher risk of dementia

People who have diabetes and experience high rates of complications are more likely to develop dementia as they age than those who have fewer diabetic complications, according to a new study.