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Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

...nd are associated with increased risk of permanent eyesight damage. Intensive treatment to diabetes could be the risk factor for developing eating disorder could further be explored and studied....

Artificial lenses- Boon to cataract patients

...a natural lens promises to make cataract patients’ eyesight almost as good as it was when they were young.The device, which is being developed by Jin-Hui Shen, an ophthalmologist at Vanderbilt University’s School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee, contains six overlapping lenses.// As the muscles in the ey...

Screening of Lazy Eye

...of the concern that the person may eventually lose eyesight in their healthy eye. English researchers set out to investigate the risk, causes and outcomes of vision loss in the healthy eye of patients with amblyopia. A total of 350 individuals with lazy eye and vision loss in their healthy eye were followed...

Impotence Drugs Ordered by FDA to have Label Change

...the drugs were the actual cause behind the loss of eyesight or whether the problem was related to other health factors. The agency announced that other health factors like High blood pressure, diabetes or a combination of both the problems could also aggravate any of the reported symptoms....

Smokers Face The Risk Of Becoming Blind In Later Life

Smokers are more prone to losing their eyesight later in life than non-smokers, says a British study. There are around 500,000 people in the UK with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Of these, an estimated 54,000 people have the condition as a result of smoking.// AMD usually develops af...

Nanotechnology Revolution To Be Spearheaded By European Union

... sponsored by European Union is aimed at restoring eyesight to thousands of patients with impaired eyesight. The technology works by rearranging a eye protein which could restore to natural cornea offering a perfect eyesight. This technique is better than transplants as it does not involve tissue rejection. T...

Lesions in the eyes may forecast a stroke

... in the early stages of the condition, well before eyesight is affected. The blood vessels in the eye share s...o surrounding eye tissue, but usually don't affect eyesight in the short run. The study concludes on the note that this test is a marker for stroke even for pe...

IT Professionals Turn To Ayurveda

...essionals who are prone to backaches, insomnia and eyesight problems are to be treated by Ayurveda//. A detailed treatment protocol for treating software professionals would be outlined at the three day Global Summit on Ayurveda at Thrissur next month, said eminent ayurveda expert Neelakantan Mooss here Thur...

Not Blinking Enough In Front Of The Computer Can Cause Dry Eye

...voluntary or involuntary and serves to improve the eyesight by providing a clear definition of objects that are out of focus. In addition, it also reduces the glare and brightness under such circumstances. Blinking rewets the eyes and, offers protection to the eye, especially if the work is visually demandi...

Squinting At Computer Linked To Dry Eye Risk

... is an involuntary action that results in improved eyesight by focusing sharply on objects as well as reducing the bright glare. But the current study seems to demonstrate that squinting may lead to eye strain and ultimately, a dry eye, which is a pretty painful condition, but can be treated by administering ...

LASIK Treatments Still To Reach Common Man

... including the risk of developing an infection and eyesight that is worse than before if any instrument happens to scratch the cornea. "You hire an experienced surgeon and he'll use the device that gives him or her the best results," said Dr. Robert Maloney, clinical professor of ophthalmology at the UCLA. He...

New Gadget To Protect The Eyesight Of Children

...eiled by a Taiwan based company for protecting the eyesight of children by warning them not to sit too close to the TV. The TV will be switched off if the warning goes unheeded.// The new gadget, TV Magic Tool, is an alarm system placed on top of a TV set. It uses a passive infrared (PIR) sensor to judge t...

Use Of Viagra May Affect Eyesight

... like viagra run a very high risk of getting their eyesight damaged, according to a study conducted by the Uni...rnal has published the report. The risk to their eyesight may be increased tenfold as a result of medications like Viagra or Cialis. The loss of vision may al...

Grandma Recovers Eyesight Miraculously

... Urch, a 74-year-old grandmother has recovered her eyesight after suffering a massive heart attack. She had been blind for the past 25 years, and appears to have miraculously regained her sight after a heart operation.// She said: 'When I first came round I just opened my eyes and shouted, I can see, I can...

Light at the end of the tunnel for patients suffering Keratoconus.

...en the cornea. This treatment will not improve the eyesight but it will certainly arrest further degeneration and even prevent blindness. A trial of this treatment procedure, due to commence at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, will be sponsored by the state government. The trial will be led by Chri...

Diabetes, The Silent Killer of New Zealand

... New Zealand alone, more than 70 people lose their eyesight and another 500 have their limbs amputated owing to diabetic complications. The key to effective management of diabetes is therefore early diagnosis/detection and maintenance of blood sugar level at an optimal level to prevent damage to other organs....

A Visually Impaired Patient Pioneers The 'Seeing Machine'

...ldring, a 61-year-old woman who gradually lost her eyesight to juvenile diabetes, has managed to urge scientists and device makers to create// a "seeing machine" that will enable her and thousands like herself to see despite failing visual acuity. The idea was born when Ms Goldring was examined with a scann...

Vitamin A Deficiency Subsequent to Intestinal Surgery

... findings on three patients with increasingly poor eyesight or night blindness, who attended a specialist eye clinic within the space of a year. None of the patients had a family or personal history of eye problems. All three patients, who were all over the age of 65, had had extensive intestinal surgery bet...

Gastric bypass can cause deficiency of Vitamin A

... have caused Vitamin A deficiency, leading to poor eyesight or even blindness. This report is available in the...tamin A that showed remarkable improvements in the eyesight within days of giving the injections....

Latest Drug for AMD, Beyond The Reach Of Common Man

... Lucentis was found to have improved the patient’s eyesight by at least three lines on a vision chart. The only disadvantage is that Lucentis will cost more than 100 times as much as the temporary fix. A dose of Avastin for the eye costs about $13 whereas Lucentis cost up to $3000 for a single dose. Doctor...

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