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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 

 

 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

AIIMS to become country's first public hospital for eye tumours

The facility is a form of local radiation delivered to the eye through a radioactive device which is attached to the eye for a temporary period of time.

Botched eye treatment: Delhi govt seeks report from hospital

Botched eye treatment: Delhi govt seeks report from hospital

Some of the patients, who were discharged and are on medication, alleged that their eye-sight has not been completely restored and they are still facing problems.

This chemical reaction in eye can boost your vision

This chemical reaction in eye can boost your vision

Researchers successfully used a modified form of vitamin A, called locked retinal, to induce the recycling mechanism and engage proteins central to human vision. 

20 people develop blur vision after treatment at GTB hospital

20 people develop blur vision after treatment at GTB hospital

One of the vials of the medicine - Avastin - used by GTB doctors is suspected to have been contaminated.

Eye movements may reveal whether a person is lying, says study

Eye movements may reveal whether a person is lying, says study

The finding could be valuable to police when trying to confirm key identities in criminal networks such as terrorist cells or gangs, researchers said.

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.