ophthalmology

Blinded by light, this family sees no hope


September 2nd, 2012 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Jhunjhunu (Rajasthan), Sep 2 (IANS) Darkness has become a life-long curse for two generations of a family in a Rajasthan village. This family has 15 members, including eight children, who ... Read more...

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Omega-3 fatty acid boosts brainpower


June 29th, 2012 - 1:10 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 29 (IANS) An Omega-3 fatty acid called DHA in fish boosts our memory and brainpower, says a study.Principal investigator Yves Sauve and his team from the University of ... Read more...

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Harvard team crack superbugs’ genetic code


May 23rd, 2012 - 3:59 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 23 (IANS) Scientists have cracked the genetic code of superbugs such as MRSA, figuring out why they have become so resistant to anti-bioitics in mixed infections. Since 2005, ... 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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Antibiotic can prevent blinding even with half dosage


December 29th, 2011 - 4:01 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 29 (IANS) Azithromycin, an antibiotic used in treating a potentially blinding eye infection, is just as effective if administered for six months instead of an year. So, the ... Read more...

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High Vitamin D levels ‘may prevent age-related vision loss’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): A University at Buffalo study has found that women under the age of 75 with high vitamin D status were less likely to have early age-related macular degeneration ... 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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Drugs to treat age-related blindness


February 7th, 2011 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 7 (IANS) Scientists have come up with new ways to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) -- the most prevalent type of blindness among the elderly -- after figuring out one ... Read more...

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Meet the man who goes temporarily blind every time he has sex


November 30th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A man, whose identity could not be revealed, was forced to seek medical help after temporarily losing his sight every time he had sex.As per the NCBI ... Read more...

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Deaf adults ’see better’ than hearing people


November 11th, 2010 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new research at the University of Sheffield has revealed that deaf adults can react more quickly to visual cues than those who can hear well.Dr Charlotte Codina, ... Read more...

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What causes those black flecks in eye?


October 26th, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 26 (IANS) Short-sighted people are susceptible to black flecks in the eye as the jelly within the visual organ is already stretched and strained.As people age, the jelly-like substance that ... Read more...

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New treatment for severe eye disease found disease


July 22nd, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Normal 0Washington, July 22 (ANI): Researchers may have found a new treatment for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a severe neurodegenerative disease of the retina that ultimately results in blindness.University of Massachusetts Medical School ... Read more...

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Sun-sensitizing medications, sun exposure linked to cataract


June 15th, 2010 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the use of medications that increase sensitivity to the sun, combined with exposure to sunlight, is associated with the risk of age-related ... Read more...

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Caffeine ‘effective in preventing cataract formation’


May 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 6 (ANI): Caffeine may provide the lens protection against damage that could lead to the formation of cataracts, according to a new study.The study has been presented at the 2010 ... 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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Smoking ‘worsens age-related macular degeneration’


December 31st, 2009 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 31 (ANI): Even after 80, smoking continues to increase one's risk for age-related macular degeneration (AMD), according to a new study.AMD causes progressive damage to the macula, the center of ... Read more...

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Eye floaters and flashes of light can cause blindness


November 25th, 2009 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 25 (ANI): A new Canadian study led by a researcher of Indian origin has found that eye floaters and flashes of light are linked to retinal tear or detachment and ... Read more...

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Laser eye surgery has no long-term effects on cornea


November 10th, 2009 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): A research team, including an Indian-origin boffin, has found that laser eye surgery that corrects vision does not lead to later problems with the cornea - at least ... Read more...

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Shot of gene therapy may restore vision


October 26th, 2009 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 26 (IANS) Children with congenital blindness may be able to improve their condition with gene therapy, say researchers. "Children who were treated with gene therapy are now able to ... Read more...

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WHO Director-General visits Cuba


October 25th, 2009 - 4:18 pm ICT by IANS
Havana, Oct 25 (IANS) Margaret Chan, director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has arrived in Cuba for a four-day visit. Her visit includes a tour of important scientific institutions in the country ... Read more...

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Women cry more than men - and in more dramatic fashion


October 15th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 15 (ANI): Men knew it all along. And now a new study has made it official: women shed tears more often than blokes, for longer, and in a more dramatic ... Read more...

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Gene therapy raises hope for the colour blind


September 17th, 2009 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 17 (ANI): Researchers in the US have made a breakthrough discovery which could bring a cure for colour blindness and other diseases that can lead to a total loss of ... Read more...

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Lens implantation may treat some patients with nearsightedness


July 14th, 2009 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): Some people with nearsightedness may be provided with stable correction through the implantation of lenses made of a collagen-like substance, suggest the promising findings of a study."Laser-assisted ... Read more...

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Erectile dysfunction drugs ‘pose no threat to vision’


April 14th, 2009 - 11:37 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 14 (ANI): Erectile dysfunction (ED) drugs like Viagra and sildenafil pose no threat to vision, say researchers.According to a report in the April issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of ... Read more...

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Stem cells from human corneas may normalise vision


April 9th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Stem cells from human corneas restored transparency when injected into eyes that were scarred and hazy, without triggering rejection, according to experiments on mice. These findings suggest that ... Read more...

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Chandigarh docs find safer cataract-glaucoma treatment


July 16th, 2008 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 16 (IANS) A team of ophthalmologists from Chandigarh has evolved a way to concurrently treat two eye diseases - cataract and glaucoma - without post operative complications. And that's great ... Read more...

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Snapshots of eyes may help catch diabetes early


July 15th, 2008 - 1:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Snapshots of eyes, used for detecting eye disease, can also serve as an early warning for diabetes, say researchers. The new vision-screening device developed by scientists Victor ... Read more...

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Super-fast laser may revolutionise corneal transplant surgery


July 8th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 8 (ANI): Initial results of a two-year pilot program being run at the University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center suggest that a super-fast and high-tech laser developed for use ... Read more...

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Indian researcher identifies clue to cataract formation


April 18th, 2008 - 12:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 18 (ANI): An Indian researcher from University of Missouri has made a breakthrough in uncovering the mystery of cataract formation, which he hopes could lead to better treatment or ... Read more...

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Army hospital gets its first lasik surgery centre


March 24th, 2008 - 6:42 pm ICT by admin
New Delhi, Mar 24 (ANI): The first ever Kerato-Refractive Surgery (Lasik Surgery) Centre of the Armed Forces was inaugurated at Army Hospital (Research and Referral), here today by Lieutenant General Yogendra ... Read more...

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;Research unveils common origins for distinct clinical diagnoses


March 10th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by admin
London, Mar 10 (ANI): Researchers have found that two clinically different inherited syndromes are in fact, variations of the same disorder.The research team, led by Nicholas Katsanis, Ph.D., an associate professor of ... Read more...

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Newly developed anti-malarial drug effectively treats toxoplasmosis


March 5th, 2008 - 5:42 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center have claimed that a newly developed anti-malarial drug might be 10 times more effective than the key medicine in the ... Read more...

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