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Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers identify potential predictor of glaucoma damage

Researchers idendified a marker of damage to cells in the eye which could be used to monitor progression of glaucoma and the effectiveness of the treatment.

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

This pair of smart contact lens may diagnose diabetes, glaucoma

Since blood sugar can be measured with tears, many attempts have been made to monitor diabetes with contact lenses. However, their biggest drawback has been poor wearability.

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

New eye test may detect early signs of glaucoma

Glaucoma affects an estimated 60 million people in the world, with one in 10 suffering total sight loss in both the eyes.

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. 

Telangana Governor calls for creating awareness about glaucoma

Telangana Governor calls for creating awareness about glaucoma

Currently, in India, every 8th individual, or nearly 40 million aged 40 years or older, either has glaucoma or is at risk of developing the disease, the release said.

This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

This new retinal imaging technique could detect onset of vision loss

A new non-invasive retinal imaging technique has been developed by researchers that could prevent vision loss in diseases like glaucoma.

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.