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South Asians with diabetes more likely to lose their eyesight earlier than white Europeans

South Asians with type 2 diabetes are significantly more at risk of losing their eyesight and losing it at an earlier age, compared to White Europeans with the same condition. A UK study carried out by the University of Warwick shows diabetic retinopathy (damage to the retina) is more prevalen...

Researchers Use Gene Therapy to Restore Eyesight in Blind Mice

A new study has used gene therapy to bring back eyesight in mice that had a form of hereditary blindness. The finding may have an impact on many of the common blinding diseases in humans, researchers now state. The study was conducted by a team of researchers led by John J. Alexan...

Grandma Recovers Eyesight Miraculously

Joyce 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 sho...

New Gadget To Protect The Eyesight Of Children

A new gadget has been unveiled 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 ...

Eating disorder in Diabetic girls lead to eyesight damage.

Diabetic girls were more likely to have an eating disorder when compared with non-diabetic girls. Some reported binge eating and used to take less than their prescribed dose of insulin in order to lose weight. Under dosing of insulin lead to early onset of diabetes related complications and are ass...

Playing Video Games Could Improve Eyesight

Playing video games that involve firing guns could improve eyesight, suggests// a study. Playing "Gears of War," "Lost Planet," "Halo" and other action video games can improve eyesight, say Daphne Bevelier of the University of Rochester and other researchers who conducted tests on 10 male col...

Breast Fed Children Have Better Eyesight

According to a study conducted by British researchers, breast fed babies have a better vision when compared to their bottle fed counterparts//. This once again goes on to prove the numerous benefits of breast feeding. This study was conducted by Institute of Child Health in London among 262 c...

Yellow and green vegetables for better eyesight

Kids are often told that eating carrots will boost their eyesight, but according to a recent research, yellow and green vegetables like peas// , sweet corn and brocolli have chemicals that may be good for the eyesight. The diets of 1,700 American women of the age group 50 to 79 were studied by r...

Yellow Fruits And Vegetables Help In Fight Against Loss Of Eyesight

Researchers from the US have shown that yellow plant pigments play a role in protecting people from developing// age-related macular degeneration (AMD). The study conducted by the scientists at the University of Wisconsin, which has been published in the Journal of Ophthalmology, states that c...

Power Cuts Cost Patient His Eyesight

A man who lost sight in one eye because of a city hospital's inability to activate emergency power supply during two successive black-outs in the middle of a cataract surgery was awarded over Rs one lakh in compensation by a consumer court here//. "It had taken about 15-20 minutes of crucial a...

Use Of Viagra May Affect Eyesight

Men who have a history of heart problems and consume anti-impotency pills like viagra run a very high risk of getting their eyesight damaged, according to a study conducted by the University of Alabama. //The researchers suggest that taking viagra may result in the anterior optic nerve receiving a ...

Early therapy aids eyesight

Early therapy for early outset glaucoma appears to slow the advancement of the disease. Researchers report immediate treatment of the most common form 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 detaile...

Robotics insights through flies' eyes

...spinning lightning-fast around its own axis, and making precise, pinpoint landings all these maneuvers are simply a matter of course. Extremely quick eyesight helps to keep it from losing orientation as it races to and fro. Still, how does its tiny brain process the multiplicity of images and signals so rapi...

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Announces the Availability of New Centrum Ultra Line of Multivitamins Specially Formulated For Women and Men

...e health .* Lutein** and vitamins A, C and E to help support healthy eyesight .* B vitamins to help unlock energy .* Vitamins A, C, E, iron,...s: Lutein** and vitamins A, C and E to help support healthy eyesight .* Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, E, selenium and zinc to help s...

Studies Indicate Good Nutrition Linked to Eye Health

...tables and corn. "No matter what your age, it's never too soon to start taking proactive measures in the area of nutrition to help maintain good eyesight for life," says Warren Harvard Low, O.D. A superfood high in Vitamins C, E, beta-carotene, and lutein is Chlorella, a single-cell, fresh water gr...

Focusing on Hispanic Eyecare

... ST. LOUIS, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- If you are having difficulties with your eyesight or need a complete eye exam, which eyecare professional should you visit? The answer may not be as crystal clear as it seems because there are variou...

Wildlife faces cancer threat

...astal waters of South America), are also showing higher rates of genital carcinomas. Other virus-induced cancers can affect the feeding ability or eyesight of wildlife. Green sea turtlesa migratory species in oceans across the globesuffer from fibropapillomatosis, a disease that causes skin and internal o...

Had Your Eyes Checked Lately?

...once by age 40, according to new guidelines set by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who have specialized in eyesight and are the best-trained of all eye-care providers. "It puts us in an ideal position to make assessments of risk," Iwach said. Having had that base...

EyeCare America Reminds Seniors: "Don't Lose Sight of Your Independence"

...alth campaign is intended to remind the senior community about the value of eyesight and encourage seniors 65 and older to call EyeCare America's Seniors EyeCa...of my crocheting and knitting. Thank you all so very much for giving me my eyesight back so that I can do the things I love most, seeing my husband, children, ...

Depression does 'make your brown eyes blue'

...itive functioning," says Dr. Polat, whose team pioneered a study on visual perception in people with depression. The new results linking depression to eyesight could result in a breakthrough tool to accurately diagnose depression. Not Seeing the Whole Picture To investigate the effects of depression o...

Video: CVS/pharmacy Pays Tribute to Caregivers and Announces Winners of the 'For All the Ways You Care' Contest

...erve more teens and young adults. Jeffery Madewell (West Milton, Ohio) - Jeff was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease when he was 19 and lost his eyesight the week before undergoing surgery. Ten years ago he started a clothing and toy drive to gather items to send to the kids on the Rosebud Indian Reserv...

Prescription Training Puts Docs in Shoes of Older Patients

...rned about barriers elderly people may encounter when trying to maintain a dosing schedule, including the ailments of old age, such as arthritis, poor eyesight or memory, and psychological issues such as feeling one was taking too many medications and that meds weren't alleviating their ills. They discussed p...

Violent video games can improve vision

.... Polat's previous research in treating the "lazy eye" phenomenon, the Tel Aviv University-Rochester team hopes to apply video game playing to improve eyesight in adults, teens and children. ...

Hispanic Children More Likely to Have Hearing Loss

...ge of 19. In contrast, the vision finding was drawn from a new investigation conducted between 2003 and 2007 that looked into so-called "refractive eyesight errors" among black and white children (aged 6 months to about 6 years) living in the Baltimore area. "Based on the data available in the various ...

Action-Filled Video Games Boost Adult Vision

... MONDAY, March 30 (HealthDay News) Action video games aren't just child's play: A new study finds the pastime can help adults improve a part of eyesight called contrast sensitivity, one of the first parts of vision to be affected by aging. Contrast sensitivity -- the ability to notice even minor ch...

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Teams with Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith in Diabetes Awareness Drive

...defense - in football and in preventing diabetes type 2. Sadly, he learned to be vigilant about diabetes in his own family. "Seeing my mother lose her eyesight at a young age motivates me quite a bit. I think about all the things Mom could have seen. She has never seen her grandkids. Eating right and exercise...

Welsh 'Self-Test' to Help Cure Glaucoma on World Glaucoma Day

...s of African American churches in your area and/or to all churches and T.V. Stations around the U.S.A. Dr. Welsh is the author of eight books on eyesight and the man behind the now famous biennial Welsh Cataract Congresses which met from 1969 to 1996. He is now retired but working for free. CONTACT...

VSP's Sight for Students Program Helps 500,000th Child

... "My son began struggling in Kindergarten and complaining of headaches to the school nurse," said Raul Alfaro's father of Fort Wayne, Ind. "His eyesight began affecting his performance in the classroom, and my wife and I knew we had to do something about it despite the financial hardships we were exper...

Frost & Sullivan: Ageing Population and Availability of Preventative Medicines Propels Growth of European Eye Health Ingredients Market

...ifestyle changes, switching to nutrient-rich diets that will aid in protecting visual acuity, preventing cataract and blindness and safeguarding their eyesight from harmful exposure to ultraviolet rays. Since 2007, the European market for eye health ingredients has been dominated by antioxidants. Key eye...

Kids Who Spend More Time Outdoors Have Better Vision

... Among other things, the researchers asked about the children's time spent using the computer, reading for pleasure and watching TV. The children's eyesight was tested annually. The findings were published in the January issue of Optometry and Vision Science . The children who developed myopia -- al...

Elderly Car Crash Deaths Down in Last Decade

... , questioned the commonly held assumption that as people age, diminishing eyesight renders them more accident-prone, or that standard visual acuity tests help...tablish a firm eyesight-accident link. The authors further observed that eyesight testing charts typically used at most motor vehicle departments are not tha...

Clinicians at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Present New Data Showing Masimo Rainbow SET(R) Oximetry and Patient SafetyNet(TM) Improves Patient Outcomes and Reduces the Cost of Care

...caring clinicians improve the quality of care for their patients. In the last ten years, we have witnessed our technology being used to help save the eyesight of neonates, detect congenital heart defects in newborns and save countless lives. The evidence gathered by Dr. Blike and his team at Dartmouth-Hitch...

New Initiative Urges Women to Address Men's Health this New Year

...doctor's visit. -- 82 percent of women responded that their spouse or male partner was more likely to discuss changes in cardiovascular health, eyesight or hearing with them after an annual medical exam than changes in weight or sexual function. -- Women were two times more likely to attribute s...

Does Your Senior Need Help at Home? A Holiday Checklist for Anyone Caring for Seniors

...It could, however, mean that your older loved one might benefit from a little extra help at home. Look below bathroom and kitchen sinks. Is poor eyesight making it difficult for your elderly relative to read medication labels and to properly store cleaning materials? Is he forgetting to refill medicati...

December 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights: Colorectal Screenings, Lighting Tips for Low Vision and Generic Medications

...would drop substantially if all people eligible for screening had a colonoscopy. Lighting Tips for Low Vision ROCHESTER, Minn. -- eyesight can fade over time because of aging or an eye disease. The December issue of Mayo Clinic Health Letter offers tips to help compensate for low vision...

Historic LASIK Surgery Performed on Quadriplegic Patient to Preserve his Communication Abilities

...cause of their experience and the fact that they seem to use the most advanced technologies, including the unique Wavelight Eye-Q Intralase lasers. My eyesight is essential to my well-being, and it was even more critical to me to find LASIK surgeons who could give me the best outcome. I'm thrilled and I would...

This Holiday Season, Give a Gift that Does a World of Good

... Service program embodies this spirit and allows people to turn gift giving into a way to help those in need. Imagine being able to give someone their eyesight back! I can't think of a better holiday gift than that." Here's how it works: -- Browse the Gifts of Service catalog, available online at ...

Americans Place High Value on Eyesight, Yet Many Still Lack Vision Coverage

...s according to the National Eye Institute. When asked what conditions would most affect their day-to-day living, a majority of Americans rated loss of eyesight as a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. "Regular eye examinations are an important part of helping Americans maintain their health," said ophthalmologist Ela...

Optos Encourages Parents to Get Back to School Eye Exams for Their Children

...tina, the back of the eye, but that was also patient friendly, particularly for children who tend to be more difficult to examine. "The link between eyesight and learning is compelling. Eye exams for school-aged children are essential to help maintain their overall health," said Douglas Anderson, Founder, O...

Half of U.S. Adults Lack 20/20 Vision

...mounts to an estimated $3.8 billion to $7.2 billion annually, the researchers said. "I think this study demonstrates that the problem of refractive eyesight errors is on the increase, particularly in terms of the amount of nearsightedness in the American population," said study co-author Dr. Frederick L. F...
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