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New Potential Treatments for Common Eye Diseases

Researchers have uncovered a potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness. Many serious...

Rise in Screen Time Amid Pandemic Leads to Increased Vision Impairment

Increased digital screen time amid the COVID-19 pandemic has further increased the rising burden of preventable blindness/Vision Impairment in the country, said the All...

Severe Vision Loss Can Lead to Less Accurate Judgement of Distance of Nearby Sounds: Researchers

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have revealed that people with severe vision loss can less accurately judge the distance of nearby sounds, potentially putting...

Scientists Identify Protein Which may Cause Blindness

An international team of scientists has identified a protein which is strongly linked age-related macular degeneration, the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries. The...

Researchers Find Cells Linked to Blindness in Elderly People

A team of researchers have discovered cells that lead to progressive loss of central vision among the elderly. Age-related macular degeneration is one of the...

India Pulls off Target of Undergoing 25 per cent Reduction in Visual Impairment

 India has successfully achieved the target of 25 per cent reduction in visual impairment, the latest National Blindness and Visual Impairment Survey 2015-2019 has...

Think Twice Before Smoking, It is Slowly Turning You Blind

Do you smoke cigarettes? Think twice before taking another drag as it may not only damage your heart or lungs but can also make...

Excess Smoking Can Not Just Cause Cancer But Also Blindness

While excessive smoking has been linked to various health issues, including heart disease and cancer, a new study has warned that smoking over 20...

New Drug Offers Treatment For Diabetes-Related Blindness

In a major breakthrough, Australian scientists have developed a new drug that offers treatment for people suffering from diabetic retinopathy -- the main cause of blindness from diabetes. The debilitating disease occurs when...

Consuming Mediterranean Diet Prevents Risk of Age-related Blindness

Consuming a Mediterranean diet rich in fruits, vegetables, grains, potatoes, olive oil, seeds, fish, low saturated fat, dairy products and red meat can help...

Gene Therapy Wins Big at Portugal’s Champalimaud Foundation

Seven scientists in the United States and Britain who have come up with a revolutionary gene therapy cure for a rare genetic form of...

Blue Light From Smartphones Accelerates Blindness

Are you addicted to your smartphones, laptops and tablets? The blue light emitting from these digital devices can affect your eye's retina and lead to age-related...

Treating blindness with stem cell therapy

Stem cell-derived retinal cells can now be used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD). These advances have been made my a team of scientists...

Drinking hot tea may be less likely to develop glaucoma

January 1, 2018: People who drink hot tea daily may be less likely than others to develop glaucoma symptoms, U.S. researchers say. Compared to coffee, soft drink...

Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu pledges to donate Eyes at Run of Vision programme by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital

Ranchi, Septemeber 03, 2016: Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu announced on Saturday that she will donate her eyes at the Run of Vision programme organised...

Stem cells may hold secret to curing blindness: Study

Researchers announced this week they have developed a new form of eye repair treatment where stem cells are used to grow new eye tissue...

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