Tag: "vision" at medical news
Laser Surgery Safer Than Contact Lenses?
...d to be safer to use than laser surgery to correct vision
impairment over the past years. However this view ...overed that there is greater danger of losing ones vision
from the use of contact lenses than from undergoing laser vision
correction surgery often referred...
India To Launch Sex Education And Drug Awareness In Schools Soon
... sexual abuse and the like. . Partnering in this vision
to free the younger generation in India from the ignominy of walloping in darkness and suffering from the consequence of being denied the access to right information from authentic sources, India’s National Examination Board has reached a decision to...
WHO Makes No Bones about Global Polio Eradication
...Health Organization has communicated// its abiding vision
of seeing a world free of polio in a span of one to two years. The vision
which carried a deadline of 2005 faced a gap in fructification, sending it off mark by more than two...
Stroke Symptoms Common Among General Population
...akness on one side of the body; 4.6 percent sudden vision
loss in one or both eyes; 2.7 percent sudden loss of the ability to understand what others were saying; and 3.8 percent suddenly could not express themselves in speech or writing. African Americans and those with lower incomes, less education, poor...
Judicial Probe Ordered for Botched Eye Surgery Camp
...Some 38 people, most of them villagers, lost their vision
during a free cataract operation camp organised by the Assam government last month under the National Programme for Control of Blindness. A three-member expert committee appointed by the government to investigate the incident indicted the Regional ...
Regardless of Your Age, Keep Blood Pressure Under Control
...elay kidney failure or possibly prevent it Prevent vision
loss due to severe hypertension Talk with your doctor about how to manage your blood pressure. The vast majority of older adults can reach healthier blood pressure levels with a combination of lifestyle changes and blood pressure-lowering drugs. S...
Receptors involved in corneal clarity identified
...thelial growth factor A, prevents the formation of vision
obstructing blood vessels, thus keeps the cornea clear. According to the researchers, this discovery could help in the development of new drugs, new therapies for eye diseases and eye injuries.The Aberdeen team and colleagues at the Medical College...
Team Tracks Genetic Origins of Eye Cancer
...ps within the eye, and it's commonly detected when vision
begins to be affected," White explained. "By this time, the tumor has grown quite large, and it then migrates to the liver. Once this has occurred, the prognosis is quite poor." Treatment is often aggressive, involving removal of the eye, though mo...
Shingles Vaccine For Older People - Panel Recommendation
... left with after effects like scars and hearing or vision
loss. Immunization is recommended even if the person has had an earlier attack. Over a million cases of shingles occur every year in the US and the average person has a 30% chance of developing it during their lifetime. Since older people have less...
Children's Hospital to get New Unit
...enior nurse at North Bristol NHS Trust, said: "Our vision
for many years has been for all children's acute inpatient services to be located on a central site, to provide a more joined-up service with a single point of access. "The promise of moving to a purpose-built unit that staff and patients have been...
New Nationwide Study on Leading Cause of Vision Loss for Seniors
... and fish oil products can slow the progression of vision
loss from age-related macular degeneration. “This...progression by 25 percent and the risk of moderate vision
loss by 19 percent. That study involved vitamins C and E, beta carotene, zinc and copper. The new ...
Free Online Educational Videos for People with Diabetes
...eatening eye disease for people with diabetes, but vision
loss due to diabetic retinopathy can be prevented ...eatment," she advises. Even if there are no eye or vision
problems, an eye exam should be performed yearly to monitor eye health and determine the best follow...
Low Health Literacy Interferes with Good Health Care
...didn’t understand the instructions or whether poor vision
prevents you from accurately reading the label on the bottle, low health literacy can get in the way of good health care. Communication problems with health professionals can negatively impact the outcome of medical care for some patients, accordin...
People with early AMD not benefited by Laser Treatment
... ineffective in preventing complications of AMD or vision
loss. Researchers at the University of Pennsylvani...reatment does not slow down or prevent the loss of vision
from age-related macular degeneration (AMD). According to the NEI, AMD is a disease associated with...
Revolutionary Eye Cancer Treatment
...aid. "It could also increase the chance that their vision
can be preserved by eliminating the tumor and preventing its spread from the eye to the rest of the body." The discovery that blocking MDMX releases the apoptosis response in retinoblastoma has important implications for certain forms of adult canc...
Eye could reveal serious health disorder
...have any life threatening disease.// Conventional vision
tests reveal eyesight abnormalities, such as macular degeneration. But according to professor Emanuel Rosen, of Rosen Eye Associates, Manchester, a test of retina can identify early signs of conditions such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes, tha...
A Drug That Prevents Blindness
...ngland Journal of Medicine, Lucentis has prevented vision
loss in 90% of the patients studied. A remarkable improvement in vision
was reported in 33% of those experimented on . 716 patients, who formed the subject of the clinical ...
Naked truths and Basic Instincts
...own to heterosexual men by actually cancelling out vision
of one eye's image by presenting a specific high contrast image to the other eye the men are still able to focus and find their point of reference of the abstract figure. This intense focus stimulated by nude or erotic images showed itself in women...
Cell Transplants Can Even Help In Restoring Vision
UK Scientists have successfully restored vision
through cell transplants when they treated animals... human eye diseases. They were able to restore the vision
to mice, which had lost their sight, leading to hopes that it could also benefit human beings in the...
Hope For Patients With Macular Degeneration From Manmade Protein
...sis, becomes detrimental when new growth obstructs vision
or when a tumor pirates the process to survive. In an animal model, researchers used the protein they developed to reverse obstructive growth as long as one month after injury, says Dr. Ambati. That's a very long time after injury in a mouse’s lifet...
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