loss of vision

Prosthetic retina shows promise in restoring sight


May 18th, 2012 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 18 (IANS) Scientist are developing a prosthetic retina which can restore sight to patients suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD), one of the commonest causes of blindness. The ... Read more...

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Caffeine use may help overcome dry eye syndrome


April 19th, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, April 19 (IANS) Caffeine intake may help overcome dry eye syndrome (DES) -- caused by the diminishing ability to produce tears with symptoms like grittiness, scratchy or smarting sensation ... Read more...

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This Holi, play with a splash of safety


March 5th, 2012 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Amid the riot of powdered hues and watery splashes that Holi brings, experts say people should not ignore safety issues as toxic chemical colours could ... Read more...

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Stem-cell treatment helps American see again, view Taj Mahal


December 6th, 2011 - 2:37 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 6 (IANS) Seven years after he lost his sight following acute illness, it was no less than a miracle for 62-year-old Carl Stevens when he was able ... Read more...

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Amnesty International demands justice for victims of Egypt’s January revolution


May 20th, 2011 - 3:18 am ICT by BNO News
LONDON (BNO NEWS) -- At least 840 people were killed and over 6,000 people were injured in the violent repression that took place during the Egyptian revolution earlier this year, Amnesty International ... Read more...

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Practice improves sense of touch in blind


May 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Do the blind have a better sense of touch because the brain compensates for loss of vision or because of heavy reliance on their fingertips? A ... Read more...

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Now, a new eye jab that could cure blindness!


April 17th, 2011 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 17 (ANI): Scientists have developed a new eye injection, which they claim could cure blindness.The treatment, which costs 2,000 pounds, could stop the onset of blindness and can also help ... Read more...

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Eating fish can reduce blindness risk by half


March 15th, 2011 - 6:15 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 15 (IANS) Eating fish just once or twice a week could reduce the risk of suffering from the most common form of blindness by nearly half. Research shows ... Read more...

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Bottle rockets can cause serious eye injuries in kids


January 11th, 2011 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that bottle rockets can cause significant eye injuries in children, often leading to permanent loss of vision.The authors said, "Injuries may result from ... Read more...

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NY court rules golfers not obliged to shout ‘fore’ to warn of wayward shots


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): Golfers are not legally obliged to shout 'fore' to warn fellow players of wayward shots, according to a ruling in the U.S.According to the Daily Mail, the case ... Read more...

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Eye movement problems ’cause reading difficulties in stroke patients’


December 2nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 02 (ANI): A new study led by scientists at Liverpool has found that damage to the nerve supply that controls eye movement is a common problem after a stroke.Visual ... Read more...

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Eminem was a victim of bullying as a child


October 19th, 2010 - 6:42 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Oct 19 (ANI): As a child, rapper Eminem was a victim of bullying and his mother even sued his school for lack of protection, it has emerged.According to court papers ... Read more...

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FDA approves first oral drug that reduces multiple sclerosis relapses


September 22nd, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by BNO News
SILVER SPRING, MARYLAND (BNO NEWS) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Wednesday announced that it has approved the first oral drug to reduce multiple sclerosis (MS) relapses.Gilenya capsules (fingolimod) ... Read more...

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Gene causing neurodegenerative disease in dogs ‘also generates illness in humans’


August 25th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 25 (ANI): Scientists have identified a gene responsible for a fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects American Staffordshire terriers. This same gene may be responsible for a similar rare, fatal disease ... Read more...

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Drug implant to help stem sight loss


August 19th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) A biodegradable implant called Ozurdex that could help thousands of people suffering vision loss, has been approved for treatment in Britain and other countries by the European Medicines ... Read more...

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Firestick Plant Causes Temporary Blindness To Pastor Rick Warren


July 23rd, 2010 - 7:38 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri July 23, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a recent development an evangelical preacher named Rick Warren inflicted damage on his eyes unwillingly after he was working in his garden and got toxic ... Read more...

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Glenn Beck Diagnosed With Macular Dystrophy, Could Go Blind


July 20th, 2010 - 2:02 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
July 19 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While speaking to a crowd of about 6000 people during his “American Revival” tour in Salt Lake City Utah on Saturday, Glenn Beck tearfully gave some ... Read more...

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Popularity of Lady Gaga’s “doe-eyed” look raises safety concerns


July 8th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Lady Gaga's 'big-eyed effect', made popular by the singer in her Bad Romance video, is increasingly gaining popularity among teens who are using "circle lenses" to change ... Read more...

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Near blind girl scores 91.5 percent in Maharashtra Class 12 exams (With Images)


May 27th, 2010 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) With a mere two percent vision in both her eyes, Aditi Shah did not let her impairment come in her way. She scored 91.5 percent in Maharashtra's HSC ... 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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Scientists unveil bionic eye for future implantation


April 12th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have unveiled a bionic eye for future implantation in patients. The prototype, developed by Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) researchers at the University of New South Wales, will deliver ... 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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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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April-born most at risk of multiple sclerosis


January 5th, 2010 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 5 (IANS) Babies born in April have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, says a new study. The findings suggest that mothers pregnant during the ... Read more...

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Nine persons lose vision after cataract surgery in Tamil Nadu


December 16th, 2009 - 9:47 pm ICT by ANI
Dharampur (Tamil Nadu), Dec.16 (ANI): At least nine patients lost their eyesight following cataract surgery in a private hospital in Dharapuram town of Tamil Nadu state.About 23 patients had to be admitted ... Read more...

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Arthritis drug may help treat inflammation in Graves’ eye disease patients


November 7th, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 7 (ANI): A drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis has been found effective in reducing inflammation in patients with Graves' eye disease after steroids failed.Graves' eye disease is an autoimmune ... Read more...

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Omega 3 oils could help cut age-related macular degeneration risk


July 23rd, 2009 - 4:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A diet high in omega 3 oils can lower the risk of developing age related macular degeneration, says a new study.The study has been published in the August ... 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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DXM Drugs: The Cons


June 30th, 2009 - 6:16 pm ICT by GD
The recent demise of the pop icon, Michael Jackson has again put the responsibility of the doctors under scanner. The Jackson family crying foul over the incident believes that the over ... Read more...

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What underlies bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals


January 16th, 2009 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 16 (ANI): Researchers at Uppsala University in Sweden say that the prime reason behind the bewildering diversity in coat colour among domestic animals like pigs and dogs, as compared ... Read more...

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Indian scientists advance towards first saliva test for diabetes


January 14th, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): Researchers from India and Oregon have taken a step toward developing the first saliva test to detect and monitor how efficient is the treatment for Type 2 ... Read more...

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Glaucoma may be linked to increased reading impairment in elderly


January 13th, 2009 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, January 13 (ANI): Glaucoma, a common eye condition capable of damaging the optic nerve and resulting in loss of vision, may be linked to slower spoken reading and increased reading ... Read more...

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Excessive light can cause loss of vision


January 8th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 8 (IANS) Excessive exposure to light causes deterioration and loss of vision gradually over life, new research says."There are about 150 million light-sensitive cells - known as photoreceptors - in ... Read more...

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Golfers should yell warnings against stray shots, rules court


December 28th, 2008 - 11:08 am ICT by ANI
Melbourne, December 28 (ANI): Golfers could hit trouble if they failed to warn other players against their stray shots, according to a court in Queensland.The Court of Appeal dismissed an appeal ... Read more...

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35 more people blinded after free eye camp treatment


August 26th, 2008 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Villupuram (Tamil Nadu), Aug 26 (IANS) At least 35 people, including seven women, here Tuesday complained of loss of vision after treatment for their eye ailments at a free eye camp late ... Read more...

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