Blindness

Gene editing method could prevent glaucoma

Gene editing method could prevent glaucoma

Researchers found that removing the mutated protein by disrupting the mutant myociln results in lowered intraocular pressure, which in turn prevents glaucomatous damage to the eye.

Oct 03, 2017, 15:14 PM IST
Cataract behind 63% blindness cases in India: Experts

Cataract behind 63% blindness cases in India: Experts

According to a group of ophthalmologists, who were speaking to the media at Rajendra Prasad Eye (RP) Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences at the AIIMS, India currently has the highest numbers of blind and visually impaired people.

Sep 02, 2017, 15:38 PM IST
Treatment for age-related blindness a problem no more! Revolutionary new eye-drops developed

Treatment for age-related blindness a problem no more! Revolutionary new eye-drops developed

The drops use a cell-penetrating peptide (CPP) to deliver the drug to the relevant part of the eye within minutes.

May 16, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Brains of blind people 'rewire' to boost other senses

Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in the US used MRI multimodal brain imaging techniques to reveal these changes in a group of 12 subjects with early blindness and they compared the scans to a group of 16 normally sighted subjects.

Mar 23, 2017, 21:05 PM IST
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. 

Mar 20, 2017, 09:12 AM IST
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.

Mar 15, 2017, 15:39 PM IST
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.

Mar 12, 2017, 23:55 PM IST
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. 

Mar 11, 2017, 17:03 PM IST
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. 

Mar 11, 2017, 12:48 PM IST
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.

Feb 17, 2017, 17:35 PM IST

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.

Sep 23, 2016, 05:45 AM IST

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.

Sep 11, 2016, 00:58 AM 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

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.
 

Aug 05, 2016, 17:35 PM IST

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.

Jul 27, 2016, 13:48 PM IST