vision problems

Opthamologists bemoan deterioration in the field


September 2nd, 2012 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 2 (IANS) At the National Continuous Medical Education (NCME) programme here Sunday, opthamologists stressed the need to concentrate on general eye problems of patients.Speaking in the National Continuous ... Read more...

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Researchers create antidote to deadly bio-attacks


April 20th, 2012 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, April 20 (IANS) Researchers seem to have found a way to protect against deadly chemical attacks, such as Tokyo subway sarin incident, that left 13 people dead and ... Read more...

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Nine Peru miners rescued


April 12th, 2012 - 3:30 am ICT by IANS
Lima, April 12 (IANS) Nine miners who were trapped underground for seven days in Peru were rescued early Wednesday, authorities said.President Ollanta Humala said "mission accomplished" as he greeted them ... Read more...

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Algae genes could restore sight in blind


April 14th, 2011 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 14 (IANS) Blind people may regain their sight thanks to a light sensitive gene taken from algae.Chemists believe they may be able to replace damaged cells in the ... Read more...

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Malaysian man, 110, to marry 82-yr-old woman who agreed to be his bride


January 3rd, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 3 (ANI): A man in Malaysia who is 110 years old is set to marry again after an 82-year-old woman agreed to become his bride.According to Utusan Malaysia, Ahmad Mohamad ... 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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Genetic mutation that causes most common form of eye cancer identified


November 18th, 2010 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 18 (ANI): An international, multi-center study has found a novel oncogene that is associated with uveal melanoma, the most common form of eye cancer.Researchers have isolated an oncogene called GNA11 ... Read more...

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Oz man who raped lesbian told her she “had not met the best man yet”


October 26th, 2010 - 6:46 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 26 (ANI): An Australian man, who has been accused of raping a woman after she told him she is lesbian, is said to have told her she "has not met ... Read more...

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Photoscreening ‘could detect lazy eye in children’


October 2nd, 2010 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 2 (ANI): A new study is examining the use of photoscreening to detect amblyopia, or 'lazy eye' in children aged 6 months to 6 years.Amblyopia, known as "lazy eye," is ... Read more...

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Special retinal cells allow blind mice to ’see’


July 15th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Mice can see light as well as patterns and images without rod and cone cells, thanks to special photosensitive cells in their retinas, new research reveals.For long it ... Read more...

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Eating raw crayfish ‘can cause severe parasitic infection’


May 26th, 2010 - 11:53 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 26 (ANI): Anyone planning to spend time at the river this summer should avoid eating raw crayfish, suggests a new study which found that doing so can result in a ... Read more...

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Vision problems may play spoilsport in viewing 3D movies


May 20th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 20 (IANS) Vision problems may play spoilsport for many in watching 3D blockbusters, experts say. Movies like "Avatar" and "Alice in Wonderland" have already left their mark on the 3D screen, ... Read more...

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Miracles for Valentines


February 14th, 2010 - 10:02 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
By Angela Kaye Mason Feb 14 (THAINDIAN NEWS) While researching different Valentine stories and gift ideas for my articles, I came across several stories that touched my heart more than any gift I ... Read more...

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Noncorrectable vision problems linked to shorter lifespan in older adults


October 13th, 2009 - 4:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): A new study has found that visual problems that cannot be corrected are linked to an increased risk of death in older adults.Visual impairment has been linked to ... Read more...

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Non-correctable vision problems mean increased death risk


October 13th, 2009 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) Vision problems that cannot be corrected are linked to heightened risk of death among people between the ages of 49 and 74 years. These findings are based on data ... 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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Six months right age to get your baby’s eyes tested


June 4th, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 4 (IANS) When should a parent schedule a comprehensive eye assessment for a baby? Clinical research has shown that at six months, the average baby has reached a number of ... Read more...

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Golden rice an effective source of vitamin A


May 14th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 14 (IANS) Beta-carotene in so-called 'Golden Rice' converts to vitamin A in humans, according to researchers. Golden Rice was developed in the early 1990s with the goal of creating rice ... Read more...

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Gene linked to muscular dystrophy-related vision problems identified


April 21st, 2009 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 21 (ANI): University of Illinois scientists have identified a new gene linked to vision loss in common form of muscular dystrophy.Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy, or FSHD, is the world's third most ... Read more...

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Is Isotretinoin really a cure?


March 25th, 2009 - 4:51 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
Isotretinoin is a medication used for the treatment used at severe acne. Most of the time, used as a chemotherapy medication for prevention and treatment of certain skin cancers. In some cases, ... Read more...

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Blink often to keep computer-related eye woes at bay


March 11th, 2009 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): Blinking frequently while sitting in front of the computer helps reduce the risk of dry eyes from prolonged use, say researchers.Keshia Sims Elder, assistant professor in the ... Read more...

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Vision problems prompt older drivers to give up driving


January 7th, 2009 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that a decrease in vision function prompts older drivers to shun their car keys.The study, conducted by researchers affiliated with Johns Hopkins ... Read more...

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New method to train athletes brains boosts reaction time by 53 percent


November 19th, 2008 - 2:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): In order to excel in sports, athletes need mental strength along with physical capabilities. Therefore, scientists have now developed a method to train the brain of sportsmen ... Read more...

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Brain pressure leads to vision loss more often in men


October 16th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): Men are more likely than women to suffer vision loss as a result of a particular cause of intracranial hypertension (IIH), or increased pressure in the brain, ... Read more...

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Kids from minority communities get less health care


February 6th, 2008 - 2:09 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): A nation wide survey has revealed that minority children experience significant disparities in health care than the majority group.Dr. Glenn Flores, professor of pediatrics at UT Southwestern ... Read more...

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LASIK found to be safe and effective procedure in the long-term


December 29th, 2007 - 1:53 pm ICT by admin
Washington, December 29 (ANI): While the efficacy of LASIK procedures in correcting vision problems has been a subject matter of controversy for quite some time, a new study has now suggested that ... Read more...

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