visual impairment

Visual impairment – 10 signs your eyes are going bad!

Here are some signs that signal you may have some vision problems and that it's time to see your Ophthalmologist. 

Oct 14, 2016, 14:46 PM IST

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.

Aug 25, 2016, 23:53 PM IST

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.

May 20, 2016, 15:39 PM IST

Cut visual impairment rates by 25 per cent within 2019: WHO

The WHO Global Action Plan (GAP) for the prevention of avoidable blindness and visual impairment 2014-2019 emphasises on improving eye health for everyone and reducing the prevalence of avoidable blindness and visual impairment by 25 per cent by the year 2019.

Oct 08, 2015, 15:59 PM IST

New vision-correcting display to soon replace specs

Scientists are developing vision-correcting display technology, which will help users with visual impairment to see text and images without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses.

Jul 30, 2014, 15:34 PM IST

Statins proved to be best for treating cataracts

Statins are among the most commonly prescribed medications for cataracts, which is the leading cause of visual impairment worldwide affecting more than 20 million people, according to research.

Sep 01, 2013, 15:30 PM IST

Toll in hooch tragedy rises to 20, 15 others taken ill

The hooch tragedy in Bihar`s Bhojpur district has claimed 20 lives so far while 15 others were taken ill with two persons suffering visual impairment, an official said on Monday.

Dec 10, 2012, 20:37 PM IST

Viagra may leave you visually impaired

Am octaganerian from America alleges that he’s been left with “serious visual impairment” after taking Viagra.

Dec 03, 2012, 17:24 PM IST

`Smartphones can be a boon for visually impaired`

iPhones and other smartphones can be a boon to those with low visions, but few doctors are recommending them to patients, according to a new study.

May 17, 2012, 14:03 PM IST