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Let Blind Eyes Be Opened - Stem Cell Therapy and Aniridia

...ally associated with old age - such as glaucoma or cataracts - when they are young. Aniridia results in near blindness since the limbal cells that keep the surface of the cornea clear and healthy are missing or few in number. The revolutionary treatment to restore sight caused by the absence of an iris is...

Latest Research on Visual Skills is an Eye Opener

...n in India who was born blind owing to congenital cataracts in both eyes. The woman was completely blind for 12 years before she was identified for treatment. Now, twenty years after her surgery, the researchers found that she is able to discern between separate objects, determine depth, localize faces among...

Cataract Surgery to Eliminate Reading Glasses?

...so implanting them into the eyes of people without cataracts in order to correct presbyopia. This requires remo...uctant to perform this procedure in people without cataracts because of the risks involved in any eye operation, as well as lack of information about long-term s...

Immune Response Linked to “Ghost” Parasites and Severely Congested Sinuss

...ting side effects, including loss of bone density, cataracts in the eye and weight gain. An estimated 32 million Americans suffer from persistent inflammation of the tissue that lines the nasal and sinus cavities, according to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Thirty-three men a...

Toxic Strand Of RNA Causes Myotonic Muscular dystrophy

...ssive wasting of the muscles, irregular heartbeat, cataracts and insulin resistance. Many of the people with the condition are usually oblivious of it until their teens. To prove the theory that toxic RNA is involved in myotonic muscular dystrophy, a research team led by Dr. Mani Mahadevan, a UVa pathologist...

Online Drugs Could Prove Hazardous To health Warn Doctors in UK

...ad been taking steroids for four years that caused cataracts in her eye requiring immediate surgery. It was reported that following this certain eye surgeons found that they could obtain almost around 1000 tablets of prednisolone, which was the steroid that the woman had taken. Explaining that many drugs ava...

AMD Found To Affect People In Their 50s

...er people. She says that macular degeneration and cataracts are found at an increased rate among the younger age group. Dr. Juricic also advices her patients to take certain precautionary measures which would help to prevent blindness. Regular eye checkups, daily use of sunglasses and healthy lifestyles can h...

UV Rays Affects the Power of Vision

...Organisation (WHO) estimates that about 20% of the cataracts may be due to the over-exposure to UV radiations. The lead author of the report, ophthalmologist Dr Neepa Thacker Dave said that UV rays can cause other problems to the eye such as tumours on the surface of the eye, photokeratitis or snow blindness, ...

Sensory Input Necessary During "Critical Periods" Of Brain Development

...vision, restoring vision to a child afflicted with cataracts or strabismus, an eye misalignment which can impair vision, may not be enough to correct the damage. Nor will treatment involving single gene replacement. "We need to try to find the major switches that turn on genes in the downstream network as opp...

Raloxifene Better Than Tamoxifen For Breast Cancer

...Raloxifene was found to cause less of blood clots, cataracts and uterine cancer than tamoxifen in the trial. "It is clear that raloxifene is the winner of this trial," said lead researcher Dr. Norman Wolmark, a researcher at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Tamoxifen is sold as a generic drug and i...

Increased Risk of Eye Disease in Obese

...as Age related muscular dystrophy (AMD), Glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. AMD causes progressive muscle weakness in the muscles, which controls the eyes leading to drooping eyelids. Glaucoma causes vision loss by damaging the optic nerve, glaucoma does not produce any early symptoms making it ha...

Cataract incidence high among people on a high carbohydrate diet.

...were more than twice as likely to develop cortical cataracts as women whose meals provided between 101 and 185 ...de Nurses' Health Study, did not have a history of cataracts but were recently diagnosed with the disease. Scientists don't know why there appears to be a link...

Airlines Pilot At Heightened Risk Of Having Cataracts

...tions while flying may increase the risk of having cataracts for airlines pilots, in comparison to non-pilots. ...n in the article. Previous studies have shown that cataracts can be caused by exposure to radiation, including a recent study of astronauts showing an associatio...

Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan

...lems, such as age-related macular degeneration and cataracts may not live as long as those without them, // say...he decreased survival rates for people with either cataracts or macular degeneration, suggests that these conditions may reflect systemic rather than only local ...

The Cause Of Visual Problems Different From Race To Race

...s the leading cause of blindness for whites, while cataracts and glaucoma are the leading causes of blindness f...cent of the black patients became blind because of cataracts and glaucoma. Researchers say cataracts were the leading cause of low vision. The leading cause of b...

Benefits and Risks of Asthma Treatment Questioned

...on bone thinning in adults or eye problems such as cataracts and glaucoma due to a lack of sufficient medical evidence. Researchers from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, say, ?§After a systematic and accurate review of the proven risks, we can say with confidence that the majority of evidence supp...

Different Sun Rays, Different Damage

... used in tanning salons, also increase the risk of cataracts and retinal damage. Although experts still believe UVB is responsible for much of the skin damage caused by sunlight -- especially sunburn -- UVA may be an important factor in other types of sun damage, including photo aging and the development of sk...

Gene linked to 'Missing Eye' condition in newborns

...ditions, such as retinal and macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma....

Eye colour is a component in cataract

...th brown eyes are at increased dangerof developing cataracts than those with blue eyes. Australian researchers have evaluated the eye health of 3004 people aged 50 or above.// Five years on, they reviewed which, of the 2,224 still alive, had developed cataract. Anyone who lives long enough will experience cata...

Vitamin C to put off cataract

...ll, 35% had "cortical opacities", a common form of cataracts involving a particular type of lens cell. The researchers also revealed that the use of vitamin C supplements for at least 10 years was associated with a 60% reduction in the risk of cataracts, compared to women who took no supplements. A UK expert...

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