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Age-related Macular Degeneration

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

Eating foods rich in fat increases risk of eye disease: Study

 Is your diet rich in fat? Well, a new study has found that diets rich in fat ups the risk of major eye disease.

Nov 16, 2016, 22:34 PM IST

Statins may help restore sight in patients with macular degeneration!

Researchers found that a high-dose of atorvastatin (80mg) is associated with regression of lipid deposits and improvement in sight in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Feb 08, 2016, 22:39 PM IST

Parkinson's drug can prevent, delay blindness in adults

In a major breakthrough, researchers have discovered a drug normally used to treat Parkinson's disease, which may be able to delay or prevent a common form of blindness among older people.

Nov 10, 2015, 18:38 PM IST

Blind spot in human eye can be 'shrunk'

The human eye does have an unavoidable blind spot and with training, this can be effectively “shrunk".

Sep 01, 2015, 16:04 PM IST

World first bionic eye implant restores central vision

Ray Flynn, 80, is the first person to get bionic eye implant with dry age-related macular degeneration( AMD).

Jul 22, 2015, 10:31 AM IST

New insight into preventing eye disease

Nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly “talk” to each other to maintain healthy blood flow and prevent disease, finds a new research.

Apr 28, 2015, 13:08 PM IST

Telescopic contact lenses allow you to zoom in and zoom out

Researchers have unveiled the latest version of a first of its kind telescopic contact lens that allows the wearer to zoom in and out with the wink of an eye.

Feb 15, 2015, 15:11 PM IST

In your 40s? Here's how to stay healthy!

Maintaining a healthy body and staying in shape is the best way to defend oneself against cancers and other diseases.

Jan 21, 2015, 20:20 PM IST

Top-selling eye vitamins in US not safe: Study

 Researchers have found that claims made about top-selling eye vitamins in the US lack concrete scientific evidence and these supplements could pose a risk to users.

Dec 10, 2014, 17:25 PM IST

Now, wireless Nanotube device that may restore sight to blind retinas

 A new wireless device has been recently crafted with Nanotube material that might help restore sight to blind retinas.

Dec 03, 2014, 18:13 PM IST

HIV drug can block macular degeneration among older people

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: In a key discovery, researchers have shown that an anti-HIV drug can help treat age-related macular degeneration among the elderly.

Nov 21, 2014, 09:22 AM IST

Soon, prosthetic retina to help people regain vision

Scientists have made new progress in prosthetic retina that could provide aid from the problems related to this crucial part of the eye.

Nov 13, 2014, 14:03 PM IST

Induced stem cells cleared for human trial in Japan

A Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease will be the first person in the world to be treated with the next-generation stem cells called induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells.

Sep 11, 2014, 21:46 PM IST

New eye drops to stave off blindness

In a breakthrough, researchers, led by an Indian-origin scientist, have found a potential treatment for AMD - the leading cause of blindness among elderly - that could be delivered via eye drops.

Oct 13, 2013, 15:48 PM IST

Potential topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration identified

A new study led by Indian origin researcher has identified a possible topical treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD) in a study of mice that shows promise for clinical use.

Oct 10, 2013, 19:43 PM IST

Smoking can cause progressive vision loss

The hazards of smoking are well known. But what is not so well known is that smoking can also be a reason for vision loss in people at or above the age of 50 years.

Oct 09, 2013, 15:54 PM IST

New test can detect eye disease early

Scientists have developed a new, quick and simple eye test that can predict who is more at risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Oct 01, 2013, 19:01 PM IST

Omega-3 rich oils help fight age-related macular degeneration

Researchers Omega-3 rich oils, which are present in fish, can help improve membrane fluidity in retina cells and help fight age-related eye diseases.

Aug 16, 2013, 13:44 PM IST

New drug offers new hope for AMD sufferers

A new drug holds promise for those with age-related macular degeneration, which is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness in older adults.

Jun 19, 2013, 20:37 PM IST