visual impairment

Eye care least priority for Indians: Study


July 18th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 18 (IANS) Even as India is home to one of the highest populations of the visually impaired, eye health is the least priority for the population here, ... Read more...

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Eye problem cases have increased, say doctors


October 12th, 2011 - 7:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 12 (IANS) There has been an increase in eye problems, especially among those aged over 50 and the diabetic, health experts have noted ahead of World Sight ... Read more...

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Rs.250 mn eye hospital in Pakistani Kashmir


October 9th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 9 (IANS) An eye hospital built at a cost of Rs.250 million was inaugurated in Pakistani Kashmir by Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.Gilani Saturday inaugurated the eye ... Read more...

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Stress killed Shanghai’s bus drivers


July 25th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, July 25 (IANS) Old age and stress are the major reasons behind the sudden death of eight bus drivers while on duty in Shanghai, a study said.Pressure of work ... Read more...

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Stem cell therapy for age-related macular degeneration may soon be a reality


March 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): It may soon be possible to treat or even cure age-related macular degeneration using stem cell therapy, thanks to a new research by Georgetown University Medical Center researchers.In ... Read more...

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Job information on cell phone for Karnataka villagers


March 4th, 2011 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 4 (IANS) Those looking for employment in Karnataka's rural areas would soon be using their cell phones to hunt for jobs.The cell phone turning into a job hunting ... Read more...

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RCom launches bill service for visually challenged


August 16th, 2010 - 7:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Anil Ambani-led Reliance Communications Monday said it has launched a free-of-cost braille bill service to provide post paid bills to its visually challenged customers. The bill, which will ... Read more...

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Babies born to methadone mums develop eye defects: Study


February 28th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 28 (ANI): In a new study, medical experts found that babies born to mothers who had taken methadone during pregnancy developed a range of visual problems.The research, carried out by ... Read more...

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UV-blocking contact lenses can protect eyes from sun damage


January 27th, 2010 - 4:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): UV-blocking contact lenses can reduce or eliminate the effects of the sun's harmful UV radiation, according to a new study.Overexposure to UV radiation can lead to harmful changes ... Read more...

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85-year-olds will increase by a third by 2020: UK study


December 23rd, 2009 - 1:33 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 23 (ANI): The population of people over 85 years of age in Britain would increase by one third by 2020, says a new study.The study suggested that health and social ... Read more...

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Soon, flexible retinal implants to restore vision


December 15th, 2009 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 15 (ANI): Scientists from Stanford University in California have developed what they call 'flexible retinal implant' that would help restore vision of people with certain forms of visual impairment.According to ... 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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Diabetic South Asians more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than White Europeans


March 25th, 2009 - 1:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 25 (ANI): South Asians with type 2 diabetes are more likely to lose their eyesight at an earlier age compared to White Europeans with the same condition, according to ... Read more...

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People with cataract-induced blindness are poorer than those with normal sight


December 16th, 2008 - 3:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): People who have lost their eyesight because of cataract are more likely to live in poverty than those with normal sight, according to a new study.The study ... Read more...

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Phrase “Singing from the same hymn sheet” could upset atheists!


November 9th, 2008 - 5:44 pm ICT by ANI
!-- NO IMAGE --London, Nov 9 (ANI): Staff at a Brit town hall have been banned from using the phrase "Singing from the same hymn sheet" as it could upset atheists. Employees ... Read more...

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Vision loss more common in diabetics


October 14th, 2008 - 1:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 14 (ANI): Visual impairment is more common in people with diabetes than those without the disease, according to a new study."Diabetic retinopathy [damage to the retina caused by diabetes], ... Read more...

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Partially blind to get books with over sized letters


August 17th, 2008 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Aug 17 (IANS) Special books having large-sized letters, free spectacles and magnifying glasses will be provided to partially blind students by the Chandigarh education department, an official said. "We have got ... Read more...

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Spending time outdoors insures against myopia


August 13th, 2008 - 11:43 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 13 (IANS) Children who spend more time outdoors are less likely to develop short-sightedness or myopia, according to a new study. This finding may provide the basis of a public ... Read more...

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Weakening sight indirectly triggers suicide: study


July 15th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) Weakening eyesight could be fraught with unknown risks, even indirectly triggering suicides, according to an exhaustive new review. Failing eyesight often results in psychosocial and health consequences, social ... Read more...

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Visual impairment linked to higher suicide risk


July 15th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Visual impairment is linked to an increased risk of suicide through its indirect negative effect on health, says a new study.Eye conditions that lead to visual loss ... Read more...

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Low-vision therapy may improve visual function in macular disease


May 13th, 2008 - 1:46 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine have shown that a low-vision therapy program that includes a home visit, counselling, assistive devices such ... Read more...

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