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How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

How smoking causes glaucoma, other eye diseases

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. 

New nano-implant may help restore sight

New nano-implant may help restore sight

 The nanowires give the prosthesis higher resolution than anything achieved by other devices - closer to the dense spacing of photoreceptors in the human retina.

Eyes of Zebra fish may help unveil cure for human blindness, say scientists!

Eyes of Zebra fish may help unveil cure for human blindness, say scientists!

In the study, when the scientists injected drugs that kept GABA concentrations in the retinas of newly blinded fish at a high level, they found it suppressed the regeneration process.

Doctors claim India free from trachoma: All you need to know about eye infection causing blindness

Doctors claim India free from trachoma: All you need to know about eye infection causing blindness

The infection, which is caused by an obligate intracellular bacterium called Chlamydia trachomatis, is common in children till nine years of age. 

There is potential cure for blindness in humans – Read

There is potential cure for blindness in humans – Read

The findings showed that the levels of GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid), a neurotransmitter, best known for its role of calming nervous activity -- drop when the unique self repair process kicks in. 

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

This 'special' surgery might prevent blindness - Read

Gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 can be delivered directly into the eye to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), an advance that may pave way for a new therapy for non-hereditary degenerative diseases.

Eye health: 8 ways to improve your vision naturally!

. There are many things you can do to keep your eyes healthy and enjoy good eyesight.

DNA: Analyzing the effect of the smart phone on your eyes

Analyzing the effect of the smart phone on your eyes and smart phone blindness. To know more watch the full news story.

More than two-thirds rise in vision loss globally due to diabetes: Study

More than two-thirds of the increase in blindness and visual impairment globally in the past two decades has been caused by diabetes, finds a recent study.

Vision loss is the worst ailment, reveals study

According to the study published in the journal Ophthalmology by JAMA, the researchers analysed the results of an online poll of 2,044 adults with an average age of 46, including non-Hispanic white individuals and minority groups to understand the importance and awareness of eye health.
 

Stem cells injection could ward off glaucoma

The influx of cells regenerated the tiny, delicate patch of tissue known as the trabecular meshwork, which serves as a drain for the eyes to avoid fluid buildup.

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.