Eye health

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
Wash hands, never rub: This is how you shield your eyes from infection this monsoon

Wash hands, never rub: This is how you shield your eyes from infection this monsoon

Avoid infections like conjunctivitis, sties, dry eyes and corneal ulcers by using clean towels.

Jul 05, 2017, 11:34 AM IST
Scientists identify gene that causes sight loss in children

Scientists identify gene that causes sight loss in children

The mutation was identified in patients with a disease known as ocular coloboma, which causes part of the eye to be missing at birth.

May 18, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

Consuming low-glycemic diet key to keep age-related eye disease at bay

In early stages, age-related macular degeneration (AMD) results in blurred vision. However, in advanced stages, it can make life very challenging.

 

 

 

May 17, 2017, 19:45 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
Is your child struggling to get good grades in school? There might be a problem with their vision!

Is your child struggling to get good grades in school? There might be a problem with their vision!

The children referred for further optometric examination had significantly lower scores in reading, spelling, numeracy, grammar and punctuation tests.

May 16, 2017, 00:32 AM IST
Miranda House becomes first DU college to install digital 'talking signage' for visually impaired students

Miranda House becomes first DU college to install digital 'talking signage' for visually impaired students

These digital sinages will help all the blind students inside the premise to to figure out their way across the college campus.

May 10, 2017, 13:38 PM IST
Here comes a touchscreen tablet to help visually impaired people

Here comes a touchscreen tablet to help visually impaired people

The device quickly forms shapes and relief maps that users can then explore with their fingers, using their sense of touch.

May 07, 2017, 14:45 PM IST
Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

Researchers develop synthetic soft retina offering hope to visually impaired people

The researchers believe that the study could lead to development of new, less invasive technologies that more closely resemble human body tissues, helping to treat degenerative eye conditions such as retinitis pigmentosa.

May 05, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

First synthetic retina created for visually impaired

The study, published in the journal Scientific Reports, shows that unlike existing artificial retinal implants, the cell-cultures are created from natural, biodegradable materials and do not contain foreign bodies or living entities.

May 05, 2017, 17:02 PM IST
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.

Apr 30, 2017, 17:38 PM IST
Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

Scorching heat giving rise to eye damage; doctors say cases up by 30%!

Unprotected exposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can increase the risk of developing cataracts and damaging the retina.

Apr 28, 2017, 13:34 PM IST
Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Programme to improve cataract surgery rate in Africa

Lion Aravind Institute of Community Opthalmology (LAICO) was involved in the programme being a part of the Aravind Eyecare System which is a World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for Prevention of Blindness.

Apr 26, 2017, 20:58 PM IST