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.

Eye institute does rare surgery for Glaucoma

A leading eye institute Thursday claimed to have created history by being the first in East India to perform Viscocanalostomy, a type of non-penetrating glaucoma filtration surgery.

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.

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.

Tiny needles hold promise for two key eye diseases

Needles too tiny to be seen with naked eyes can soon deliver drugs to specific areas relevant to two of the world's leading eye diseases - glaucoma and corneal neovascularisation, researchers report.

How we watch TV can help detect eye related issues

How we watch TV can help detect eye related issues

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.

Bono wears sunglasses as he has glaucoma
Bono wears sunglasses as he has glaucoma

 

London: U2 frontman Bono has revealed that the reason he always sports sunglasses is because he has glaucoma.

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.

Scientist discover new cause of glaucoma

Scientists have revealed that they have discovered a novel cause of glaucoma in an animal model and are developing an eye drop aimed at curing the disease.

Eye implant could lead to better glaucoma treatments

A tiny eye implant developed by Stanford researchers could pair with a smartphone to improve the way doctors measure and lower a patient's eye pressure to treat glaucoma.

`Smart` eye-embedded device can manage glaucoma better

In a ray of hope for glaucoma patients, engineers have designed a first of its kind electronic sensor that can be placed permanently in a person`s eye to track changes in eye pressure.

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.

A cup of coffee a day keeps retinal damage away

Gradually, the medical community is changing its tune from “coffee is more trouble than it is worth” to “it is not as bad as we were told!” Yes, you have got another reason to have a cup of coffee everyday.

Whoopi Goldberg turns weed columnist

Actress-comedian Whoopi Goldberg has turned weed columnist which she claims has helped her in her glaucoma.