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Tag: Blindness

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Eying at a better vision, State launches unique eye care programme

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to minimise the number of curable visually challenged persons in the State, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today launched Universal Eye Care Programme, which is the first of its kind in the country. “Odisha is the first State in the country to have formulated a Universal Eye Care Programme with an expenditure […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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More optometrists required to address blindness ailments in India

Hyderabad: As many as 10 crore Indians suffering from blindness-related ailments have no access to a pair of glasses, mainly due to lack of optometrists in tier III and tier IV cities and villages, said an expert. India Vision Institute (IVI) CEO Vinod Daniel said that although the cost of a pair of glasses is […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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Researchers uncover genetic causes of eye disease

New York: Hundreds of new genes linked to blindness and other vision disorders have been identified in a screen of mouse strains, according to new research by the University of California, Davis. According to researchers, many of these genes are likely important in human vision and the results could help identify new causes of hereditary […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
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Smoking not linked to higher dementia risk, says study

New York: It is no secret that smoking increases the risk for cancer, heart disease, diabetes and even blindness. But puffing on a cigarette is not associated with a higher risk of dementia, says a new study. The present study, published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, stands in contrast to the previous research that […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
High Dose Of O-T-C Niacin Supplement Linked To Blindness

New York: Researchers have found that severe vision loss from a self-prescribed high dose of over-the-counter(OTC) niacin is linked to injury of a specific cell type in a patient’s eye. Niacin, also known as vitamin B3, is used for lowering hyperlipidemia or cholesterol and comes in prescription and over-the-counter forms; it can produce a rare […]

  • Friday, 23 April 2021
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Air Pollution Can Cause Blindness

London: Living in a more polluted area is associated with a greater likelihood of having glaucoma, a debilitating eye condition that can cause blindness, says a new study. The findings, published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, found that people in neighbourhoods with higher amounts of fine particulate matter pollution were at least […]

  • Thursday, 22 April 2021
Protein Linked To Commonest Cause Of Blindness Identified

London:  An international team of scientists has identified a protein which is strongly linked age-related macular degeneration, the commonest cause of blindness in developed countries. The protein, called FHR4, was found by the team to be present at higher levels in the blood of patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) compared to individuals of a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 April 2021
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