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New research says glaucoma is in one’s genes


September 4th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, Sep 4 (IANS) Scientists have isolated three new genes linked to Primary Angle Closure Glaucoma (PACG), a leading cause of blindness, which affects 15 million people worldwide, 80 percent ... Read more...

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Age-related macular degeneration risk on the rise for Asians


May 2nd, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 2 (ANI): A new study has reported on the increasing rates of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) among Asians.The study has been published in the May issue of Ophthalmology, the journal ... Read more...

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People with hemianopia have difficulty in detecting pedestrians


November 13th, 2009 - 1:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Researchers have found that people suffering from hemianopia face difficulty in detecting pedestrians while driving.Hemianopia is a condition in which one half of the visual field in both ... Read more...

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Glasses embedded with a telescope may enable visually impaired to drive


July 25th, 2008 - 12:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 25 (ANI): Visually impaired people may soon be able to drive or perform other activities requiring sharper distance vision with the help of glasses embedded with a telescope, say ... Read more...

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Scientists reverse engineering the brain to produce mind-body interplay


June 15th, 2008 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A team of scientists at the University of British Columbia are reverse engineering the brain to model the first working computational model of the complex interaction between ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant brain stem cells is possible, say scientists


June 7th, 2008 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A team of researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute claims to have identified specific molecules that can help awaken the sleeping brain stem cells.Dr. Dong Feng ... Read more...

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Soon, bionic eye implants to give blind cat-vision


May 22nd, 2008 - 4:11 pm ICT by admin
London, May 22 (ANI): Bionic eye implants that will enable blind people to see without an optic nerve is on the horizon, for US scientists have developed software that will perceive ... Read more...

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Awakening dormant stem cells holds hope for regenerating damaged retina


March 19th, 2008 - 1:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute have given new hope for regenerating the human retina damaged by disease or injury - by successfully awakening sleeping stem cells. They ... Read more...

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People with less tear production more likely to get dry eye syndrome after LASIK surgery


March 4th, 2008 - 1:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study has found that people with a certain low level of tear production are more likely to develop chronic dry eye syndrome after LASIK (laser-assisted in ... Read more...

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Fatty acids helpful in treating dry eye syndrome


February 12th, 2008 - 6:27 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI) Cornea Service Director and Harvard Medical School have found that alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a fatty acid supplied by diet can ... Read more...

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Technique improves TV viewing for people with low vision


January 16th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 16 (ANI): Researchers at Schepens Eye Research Institute have developed a new technique that can improve the ability of people with low vision to see and enjoy watching television.The technique, ... Read more...

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Kith and kin more likely than strangers to agree that youre attractive


December 13th, 2007 - 1:10 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 13 (ANI): Friends, siblings and spouses are more likely to agree on the attractiveness of your face than strangers, says a study.The study, led by led by Richard Russell, a ... Read more...

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New smartpen, paper technology to help visually impaired students


December 4th, 2007 - 1:38 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Dec 4 (ANI): Blind students can now take a breather as far as their studies are concerned, for a new revolutionary smartpen and paper technology that works with touch and records ... Read more...

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