glaucoma

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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NGO demands Sahara retail chain ad to be withdrawn


August 23rd, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Expressing concern over content of a recent television commercial of the Sahara Group, an NGO has asked the information and broadcasting ministry to intervene ... Read more...

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UAE group conducts 500 eye surgeries in Somalia


May 20th, 2012 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, May 20 (IANS/WAM) An international team of ophthalmologists, sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Red Crescent Authority, have conducted eye surgeries for over 500 Somali patients.The RCA ... Read more...

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Regular checkup must to detect glaucoma


March 14th, 2012 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Regular eye checkups after 40 years are the only defence against glaucoma, the second most common cause of blindness, say experts.Glaucoma is responsible for up ... Read more...

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Bionic eye implant ready for human trials


February 9th, 2012 - 2:41 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 9 (IANS) Offering hope to more than 160 million people worldwide who are considered clinically blind, a bionic eye implant will be ready for human trials in 2013, ... Read more...

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Study offers first look at Indian Americans’ glaucoma risk


April 5th, 2011 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): A recent study found that Indian Americans were at high risk of developing the most common form of glaucoma.It's generally known that African Americans have the highest risk ... Read more...

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Stem cells could cure ’silent thief of sight’


March 12th, 2011 - 12:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 12 (ANI): In a first, medical experts have reported a major scientific breakthrough wherein stem cells could be used in the battle to cure blindness in humans.Using animals in lab ... Read more...

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Now a tiny computer to track glaucoma


February 25th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 25 (IANS) Scientists have invented a tiny computer to track glaucoma -- a potentially blinding disease. A network of such units could one day track pollution, monitor structural integrity, perform ... Read more...

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Soon, computers that fit on a pen tip, compact radios that need no tuning!


February 23rd, 2011 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): Inventions are increasingly working towards making devices more compact, such as a prototype implantable eye pressure monitor for glaucoma patients or a compact radio that needs no tuning.These ... Read more...

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Identification of glaucoma gene paves way for future therapies


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new candidate gene for the most common form of glaucoma, primary open angle glaucoma (POAG).The findings offer novel insights into glaucoma pathology and could ... Read more...

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Obese women may be less likely to develop chronic eye disease


February 15th, 2011 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 15 (ANI): A new study has found that obesity may be associated with higher eye pressure and a decreased risk of open-angle glaucoma in women."Open-angle glaucoma is a chronic ... Read more...

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Eyelash Enhancer Latisse Might Cure Baldness


January 11th, 2011 - 9:02 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Jan 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) For those of you who are troubled by the problem of hair loss, might very soon get some relief from Allergan. The company's popular eyelash enhancing ... Read more...

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How to fight the signs of aging


January 5th, 2011 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Is aging taking a toll on your mind and you don't know what to do? Well, take a breather, for an expert has revealed new ways to keep ... Read more...

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Unexpected biological pathway in glaucoma discovered


January 4th, 2011 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 4 (ANI): Researchers have identified a new and unexpected biological pathway that apparently contributes to the development of glaucoma and its resulting vision loss.Prior research has suggested that the optic ... Read more...

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Side effects that are actually beneficial for you


December 15th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Side effects that come with medicines are often perceived as a bad thing, but sometimes they can bring surprising benefits.Luscious eyelashes emerged as an unexpected extra in patients ... Read more...

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‘Miracle’ eye implant ‘to lighten blind people’s lives’


November 7th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 07 (ANI): Thousands of blind people may now get their sight back-thanks to a 'miracle' eye implant developed by British surgeons.The 15-minute procedure involves implanting a tiny device so small ... Read more...

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Google’s new apps to help the blind navigate


October 13th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 13 (ANI): Google has released two new applications that would help blind users of their Android smartphones navigate the world.The Walky Talky app gives audio walking directions to the ... Read more...

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Brit scientists crack gene code of blindness-causing disease


September 16th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 16 (ANI): Brit scientists have discovered the gene that could trigger glaucoma-a common eye disease that causes blindness.Researchers predict it may soon be possible to screen people's DNA to find ... Read more...

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Twins help Oz researchers find genes for blindness


September 13th, 2010 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 13 (ANI): Several studies in Australia have found new genes that affect eyesight, all thanks to twins.Stuart MacGregor from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) said, "Using data collected ... Read more...

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Scientists shed new light on how our vision works


July 28th, 2010 - 5:22 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 28 (ANI): Australian scientists have shed new light on how our vision works. The findings could lead to the development of new tests for eye diseases such as glaucoma.Colour-sensing ... Read more...

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Eyelash Enhancing Serum hit among Brit women


July 16th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 16 (ANI): In a desperate bid to get their hands on a new eyelash enhancing serum online, thousands of Brit women brought the Boots website, which sells the product, crashing ... Read more...

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Green tea helps prevent eye disease


April 25th, 2010 - 4:47 am ICT by IANS
London, April 25 (IANS) Green tea has always been known for its antioxidant effects and disease fighting properties, but now researchers say the benefits could help the eyes. The report, the first to ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Green tea, renowned for its powerful antioxidant and disease-fighting properties, has been found to help protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases. The new study, the first documenting how ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight eye diseases


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 22 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that green tea can help prevent glaucoma and other eye diseases.They have found that the healthful substances found in green tea - renowned for their ... Read more...

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Women suffer bad eyesight for not wearing glasses


April 5th, 2010 - 12:38 am ICT by IANS
London, April 4 (IANS) Millions of British women are suffering from poor vision because they are too vain to wear spectacles, a study has revealed. The research revealed a quarter of females who ... Read more...

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Glaucoma set to rise as population ages


March 11th, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) In a bid to spread awareness about glaucoma, an eye disease that is the second leading cause of blindness across the world and is expected to rise ... Read more...

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Green tea may help fight glaucoma


February 19th, 2010 - 12:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Green tea contains healthful substances that can penetrate eye tissues, raising the possibility that the tea may protect against glaucoma and other eye diseases, say researchers.Scientists have confirmed ... Read more...

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Glaucoma meds linked to reduced risk of death


February 9th, 2010 - 3:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 9 (ANI): A new study has shown that glaucoma patients who take medication for the condition have a reduced likelihood of death.Glaucoma (a common condition that consists of elevated pressure ... Read more...

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An eye test could help in detecting Alzheimer’s


January 15th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 15 (IANS) A simple yet low cost eye test could help detect and diagnose Alzheimer's early on than is currently possible, says a new study. The research, led by ... Read more...

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Cure for glaucoma soon, says new research


October 6th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 6 (IANS) Cure for glaucoma which leads to blindness may be on its way. Canadian researchers have discovered an unidentified form of circulation in the human eye which may provide important ... Read more...

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UAE charity launches eye care initiative in Morocco


September 5th, 2009 - 9:43 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Sep 5 (IANS) The United Arab Emirates Red Crescent Authority (UAE-RCA) has launched the Emirates Anti-Glaucoma Initiative in Morocco, WAM news agency reported Saturday. The initiative plans to treat 4,000 people ... Read more...

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Scientists identify gene involved in common birth defect in the brain


August 10th, 2009 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 10 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Chicago and University of Alberta have identified a gene that appears to be critically involved in a common birth defect which causes mental ... Read more...

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Novel eye drops may reverse glaucoma symptoms


August 6th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 6 (ANI): In an Italian study, researchers have found that a new type of medicated eye drop may be able to reverse symptoms of glaucoma.Glaucoma, the world's leading cause of ... Read more...

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Powerful technique helps pupils reveal diseases


July 22nd, 2009 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 22 (IANS) A powerful new technique, developed by scientists, can quantify damage caused by serious eye diseases affecting tens of millions worldwide. Known as multifocal pupillography, the method involves monitoring ... Read more...

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Coming soon: A drug that grows longer, thicker eyelashes


March 19th, 2009 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): A drug used to treat patients with glaucoma, a condition that raises the pressure inside the eye and can cause blindness, is now being marketed to make ... Read more...

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