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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.

Sleep apnea patients at glaucoma risk

Glaucoma is thought to be a disease in which the optic nerve sustains damage due to increased eye pressure, resulting in a restricted visual field.

Human skin cells hold promise to treat glaucoma

 Using stem cells derived from human skin cells, US researchers have revealed that these can be turned into retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) -- the neurons that conduct visual information from the eye to the brain -- to prevent or cure glaucoma.

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. 

Smart contact lens can help predict glaucoma progression

 A contact lens with a built-in sensor could help doctors determine which glaucoma patients have a higher risk of disease progression, says a new study.

Physics behind perfect pancake may help save eyesight

 Understanding how to make perfect pancakes could help improve surgical methods for treating glaucoma - eye disease which may result in damage to the optic nerve and vision loss, scientists say.

Green leafy vegetable intake lessens risk of glaucoma

A recent study says that leafy vegetables such as lettuce, spinach and kale and nitrate-rich vegetables are associated with lowering the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma by 20 to 30 percent.

Three new glaucoma-related genes found

Glaucoma is a group of conditions that damage the optic nerve, the bundle of nerve fibers connecting the eye to the brain.

These yoga positions lead to 'eye pressure' in glaucoma patients

The research team emphasizes the importance of educating glaucoma patients on all of the risks and benefits of relating to physical exercise and their overall vision health.

Head-down yoga postures fatal for glaucoma patients: Study

For people suffering from glaucoma, certain yoga positions - especially head-down postures - and other exercises like push-ups and lifting heavy weights may be dangerous, a team of US researchers has warned.

In a first, retinal nerve cells grown in lab

Researchers from Johns Hopkins University have developed a method to efficiently turn human stem cells into retinal nerve cells that transmit visual signals from the eye to the brain.

Home eye care service launched in Delhi

 With an aim to making eye care more accessible, a leading health institution here on Friday launched its home eye-care services.

Australian state to grow cannabis for medical reason

The Victorian state of Australia is preparing to grow marijuana in a bid to treat a plethora of serious medical illnesses.

Can our brain regulate its loss of control?

Can our brain regulate its loss of control?

 Our brain could actually be regulating the progression of glaucoma and other neuro-degenerative diseases, researchers say.

Higher blood mercury level may increase glaucoma risk

 Lower blood manganese level and higher blood mercury level may increase risk of glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible blindness worldwide.

Glaucoma medication may treat drug-resistant TB

 A common medication used to treat glaucoma - an eye disorder that causing gradual loss of sight - could also be used to treat tuberculosis, even the drug-resistant kind, says a new study.

Simple injection to cure glaucoma

Glaucoma, an eye disease that damages the optic nerve and can result in vision loss and blindness, can now be treated with a simple injection, eye surgeons have said.

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.

Wearable device helps visually impaired avoid collision

Researchers have developed a wearable device for the visually-challenged people that can help them avoid a collision.