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Advances in Treatment of Cataracts

...ight to the retina. These obstructions can lead to vision loss. //Cataract is a major cause of blindness in India. Modern corrective surgery requires implantation of artificial lenses, however these implants often leave patients dependent on eyeglasses. But now, a recent study at Harvard Medical School has ...

Roller coasters – cause “Chronic Headache?

...ng lady presented with throbbing headache, blurred vision and nausea, immediately after. But investigations like CT etc did not reveal any significant findings. The headache persisted for nearly 2 months until it became an intolerable episode and she was hospitalized and though MRI findings were not signif...

Blocked viens block eye sight

.... These large veins that grow in the iris obscures vision and exert painful pressure on the eye. To treat this condition Stanford researchers Palanker and Flecther have developed a needle-shaped probe that could shoot drugs right at the site of blockage and reopen the vein. The hollow needle is 1.5 millim...

Silicon eye implants

... an year back over three people who had lost their vision due// to a hereditory condition called retinitis pigmentosa,said that implanting three more people will give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whol...

Implantable Contact Lens Found Safe and Effective

...lens does not correct astigmatism, which is blurry vision caused by an irregular curvature of the cornea. The implantable contact lens corrects a range of nearsightedness for which there is no other alternative. This procedure offers an effective and safe alternative to corneal laser correction. The implant...

Cure for blindness

...ired patients.Retinal cell transplants can restore vision in blind rats, thereby opening up new possibilities for them. Researchers at the University of Texas, have transplanted human retinal cells into rats born with a predisposition to blindness.// Experiments showed that the rats were then able to distin...

Genes for Vision discovered

...ad to new methods for preserving and restoring the vision of those affected.// Photoreceptors - cones, which are activated by light, and rods, which operate only at night - are susceptible to a wide variety of inherited diseases, suchas retinitis pigmentosa and cone-rod dystrophy. The newly identified gen...

Antenatal kerosene exposure endangers child's sight

...nal of Occupational health. They found that poor vision acuity (sharpness) were more common among children...posure on offspring. The researchers compared the vision of 43 children between 3 and 6 years old whose mothers were frequently exposed on the job to organic...

The winter worry

...hers may experience severe headaches, vomiting and vision problems. It is treatable, often with a combination of drugs and bed-rest, although if it cannot be controlled, the baby may have to be delivered prematurely....

Eyedrops for amblyopia

...s worn over the unaffected eye to stimulate better vision in the "lazy" eye. The same thing happens with atropine drops, which temporarily blur vision in the unaffected eye. But parents have difficulty getting children to wear eye patches because of i...

FDA Approves New surgery Treatment for Farsightedness

...of farsightedness and astigmatism, which is blurry vision usually caused by an uneven curvature of the cornea. Conductive keratoplasty could also be safer for patients with glaucoma, because keratoplasty does not require the temporary elevation of pressure within the eye that is induced during LASIK. The ...

Artificial silicon retina

... an year back over three people who had lost their vision due to a hereditory condition called retinitis pigmentosa,said that implanting three more people will give them a large data. He would be doing the implant of these micro chips in one woman and two men suffering from retinitis pigmentosa .The whole ...

Clotting Protein plays a role in nerve repair

... numbness, muscle weakness and stiffness, impaired vision and coordination problems. In nerves outside the brain or spinal cord, loss of myelin can also occur after an injury. Previous research has shown that fibrin gathers in the lesions of people with multiple sclerosis, but the protein's role in nerve r...

Eye colour is a component in cataract

...causing cloudiness. Cataract can severely impair vision and the only treatment is to remove the faulty lens and insert an implant. In this study, people who had brown eyes turned out to be 70 per cent more likely to develop a cataract than those with blue eyes. What is more, the brown-eyed participants we...

Screening of Lazy Eye

...ccording to new study some light was thrown on the vision loss with lazy eye, but not in the eye affected by the condition. The study focuses on the risk of vision loss in the normal eye in the future.// At least 2 percent of the population is born with amblyopia,...

Benign eye tumors being treated

...dynamic therapy, researchers successfully restored vision in three patients who were suffering from intraocu...don't treat the tumors unless the problems lead to vision loss or a detached retina. In these cases, each of the patients was suffering from a tumor in one e...

Early therapy aids eyesight

...m of glaucoma appears to impact the progression of vision loss.// This has very few significant signs. Doctors are able to detect it only in a detailed eye exam. In this study, doctors recruited 202 patients who had early stage glaucoma in one eye. Around half of the group was treated with medicine and lase...

Laser may stop macular degeneration

... the wet form, which is associated with more rapid vision loss. Dr. Friberg felt that they know the laser is...ve at getting rid of the drusen and in some cases, vision improves. They hope to answer the other questions which arises from this study.. Dr. Friberg says i...

Vision loss could result due to MSG

...uring oriental and processed foods could result in vision loss due to retina// injury. Glutamate is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter, a chemical that sends signals between nerve cells. The findings were published following a study which involved rats that were fed with diets high in MSG over...

Progression of Glaucoma could be controlled with early detection

...has advanced. And once someone has lost his or her vision from glaucoma, it cannot be regained. Researchers in New York and Sweden, focusing on a previous study called The Early Manifest Glaucoma Trial, conducted a study which looked// at why some patients had their disease progress while others did not. Th...

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