Eye health

World Glaucoma Week 2018: Types and symptoms of the eye disease

World Glaucoma Week 2018: Types and symptoms of the eye disease

Glaucoma is found very common in older adults and can lead to loss of vision if left untreated.

Mar 12, 2018, 12:31 PM IST
Artificial eye to help correct blurry images

Artificial eye to help correct blurry images

To build the artificial eye, the researchers first needed to scale-up the metalens.

Feb 24, 2018, 18:26 PM IST
Parasitic worms known to infect only cattle extracted out of US woman's eye

Parasitic worms known to infect only cattle extracted out of US woman's eye

According to researchers, the worms can cause corneal scarring and even blindness if they remain inside a person's eye for a long time.

Feb 13, 2018, 12:10 PM IST
'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

'Most Indians concerned about poor lighting harming kids' eyesight'

The survey pointed out that nearly half of all Indian parents worry that their child will need spectacles in future.

Feb 05, 2018, 18:27 PM IST
Drinking hot tea daily reduces risk of developing glaucoma by 74%: Study

Drinking hot tea daily reduces risk of developing glaucoma by 74%: Study

Glaucoma can lead to blindness, and it would be great if it could be prevented because there is no cure.

Jan 02, 2018, 18:03 PM IST
Worried about your child's eyesight? Encourage them to play outdoors

Worried about your child's eyesight? Encourage them to play outdoors

According to experts, lack of natural light is the key behind poor eyesight.

Dec 28, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

The new findings show that lifestyle changes could help prevent vision loss from glaucoma.

Dec 15, 2017, 19:26 PM IST
A 'momentous achievement': India now free of infective trachoma, says Nadda

A 'momentous achievement': India now free of infective trachoma, says Nadda

The minister said that the survey findings indicate that the active trachoma infection has been eliminated among children in all the survey districts with overall prevalence of only 0.7 percent.

Dec 09, 2017, 10:59 AM IST
This app may help you check power of your lenses

This app may help you check power of your lenses

Lenskart has invested $1 million to introduce 6over6's technology in India. 

Dec 07, 2017, 20:15 PM IST
This enzyme is behind common form of vision loss

This enzyme is behind common form of vision loss

Indian-origin researchers have identified an enzyme that serves as a critical trigger for the damaging inflammation that ultimately leads to macular degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss among the elderly.

Nov 28, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Corneal donor tissue can be stored for 11 days, says study

Corneal donor tissue can be stored for 11 days, says study

Donor corneas, the eye's clear outer covering, are generally not used for surgery if they have been preserved for longer than seven days. 
 

Nov 11, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
Genes play vital role in how kids explore the world visually

Genes play vital role in how kids explore the world visually

 The study found a strong similarity in gaze patterns within sets of identical twins, who tended to look at the same features of a scene in the same order.

Nov 11, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
This is how our eyes sense moonlight, daylight

This is how our eyes sense moonlight, daylight

Although the cells appear visually indistinguishable from each other, they are tuned to respond to different light levels, and take turns signalling to the brain as these levels change. 

Sep 30, 2017, 17:28 PM IST
This boy had a worm wriggling inside his eyeball for three weeks

This boy had a worm wriggling inside his eyeball for three weeks

In a shocking and sad incident, a boy from Mexico lived with a worm wriggling inside his eyeball for three long weeks and finally turned blind.

Sep 24, 2017, 18:09 PM IST
Eye changes may indicate neurodegenerative condition

Eye changes may indicate neurodegenerative condition

The retina is potentially affected by neurodegenerative disorders because it is a projection of the brain.

Sep 10, 2017, 19:46 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
Improve eyesight naturally with these simple tips

Improve eyesight naturally with these simple tips

Headaches, dry eyes or even watery eyes are some signs of an imminent eye problem, but most of us tend to ignore these symptoms.

Aug 31, 2017, 11:56 AM IST
Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Did you damage your eyes during the solar eclipse? Here's how to know

Sky gazers were hoping for clear skies to enhance the experience and they were not disappointed as millions flocked to different locations across the United States to enjoy this 'once in a lifetime opportunity'.

Aug 22, 2017, 13:32 PM IST
High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

High exposure to the sun may increase risk of eye freckles

The researchers from Medical University of Graz in Austria found that the development of eye freckles correlated with increasing age, lifetime number of sunburns and a history of severe sunburns resulting in blisters.

Jul 22, 2017, 17:17 PM IST
Shocking! Doctors find 27 contact lenses stuck in woman's one eye in UK

Shocking! Doctors find 27 contact lenses stuck in woman's one eye in UK

The lenses, which resembled a "blueish mass" in the patient's eye, were causing her discomfort that she simply attributed to dry eye and old age.

Jul 16, 2017, 15:19 PM IST