Washington, June 13 (ANI): Researchers have engineered a virus that is capable of delivering normal genes to difficult-to-reach retinal cells that need fixing. Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, method could
US researchers have shown that high cholesterol levels could affect the immune system and lead to macular degeneration. According to them, one of the most common forms of blindness may be prevented with eye drops designed to
Super specialty Narayana Nethralaya launched a novel community paediatric eye programme in the tech hub Bangalore under the state-run National Rural Health Mission to become the country's first eye hospital to screen eyes of
Eye care experts and doctors said in New Delhi on Friday that an estimated 10,000 new cases of eye cancer are diagnosed every year in the country. They were speaking at a two-day international conference on ‘Oculoplasty,
A walk organized in Gurgaon on Sunday to spread awareness about glaucoma witnessed participation from over a hundred people of all ages. Glaucoma is an eye disease causing gradual loss of sight. Gurgaon residents along with
The National Programme for Control of Blindness has launched a new target- to reduce the number of people going blind due to preventable eye disease to less than one percent of the population by 2020. ‘The national programme
Rods and cones in the eyes are the most important photoreceptors. In humans, rods provide night vision, while cones offer a full-colour look at the world during the day. Now, damaged cones in retinas could be regenerated and
The risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of blindness in older people, may increase due to aspirin, a drug for prevention of cardiovascular disease, says an Australian study. Aspirin is one of the
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see." -Helen Keller, famed deaf blind author.
Helen Keller belonged to the
According to researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute Rosemary herb has yielded a compound -- carnosic acid -- that promotes eye health. Stuart A. Lipton's team at the institute found that carnosic acid protects
Smoking can bring on age-related cataract, a leading cause of blindness and vision loss worldwide, says a new finding.
‘Although cataracts can be removed surgically to restore sight, many people remain blind from cataracts due
A local court on Monday awarded Rs. 14.84 Lakhs as compensation to a man who lost his eyesight due to negligence of doctors at a state run hospital in Jammu about 23 years back.
The Jammu and Kashmir Government was directed by
Narayana Netralaya has proven to be much more than haven for the needy, it is also known as the first technically advanced hospital of the country. According to reports a Netherlands-based Maastricht University will conduct
Even though India has the highest population of visually impaired, a new study has found that eye health is of the lowest priority amongst Indians. A study found that compares to 10 other markets Indians are most likely to have