‘Every person should focus on building a healthy body, mind and soul’

Healthy people are the foundation of Healthy Maharashtra. A healthy mother gives birth to a healthy child. Our focus should be imparting quality health education to young mothers of the state

‘Every person should focus on building a healthy body, mind and soul’Mother is always the first teacher, who teaches us to be good human beings. Her teachings are always critical, pivotal and supreme in our lives. So, if we want to build a healthy future, first and foremost we need to educate our mothers. The cardinal principle of any healthy state should be to educate and […]

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

Eating green leafy vegetables could help prevent the macular degeneration eye disease, a major cause of blindness, according to latest Australian research

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degenerationA new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 49 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research […]

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision loss

Contact lenses are a medical invention that can make life so much more convenient for anyone with vision problems. But prolonged use of conatct lenses can be hazardous to your health. Apart from causing nasty infections, it can also increase your risk of blindness

Stop sleeping in your contacts, it could lead to vision lossThe study reported that sleeping in your lenses can be lead to dangerous consequences for your health and can even cause irreversible eye damage. Improper care or wear, like going to sleep without removing your lenses, can lead to infections of the cornea like microbial keratitis, which can lead to serious health problems. Six tales […]

#WorldSightDay: Premature babies bear risk of turning blind due to untreated ROP

Doctors underline the fact that lack of screening in premature babies is the reason that many children are turning blind. Experts say, pre-term babies bear the risk of blindness due to untreated Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Blindness caused by ROP is avoidable, but there's also lack of facilities in rural places.

#WorldSightDay: Premature babies bear risk of turning blind due to untreated ROPMany doctors are underlining the fact that lack of screening in premature babies is the reason that many children are going blind. According to experts, pre-term babies fear the risk of blindness due to untreated Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP). Blindness caused by ROP is avoidable, but experts point that lack of preterm screening can make […]

#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed, found a report recently released by the World Health Organization

#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairmentMore than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

Smoking can have hazardous effects not just on your lungs, but your eyes too

Millions of people across the globe are putting their sight at risk by continuing to smoke, warn specialists

Smoking can have hazardous effects not just on your lungs, but your eyes tooDespite the clear connection, only one in five people in the UK recognise that smoking can lead to blindness, a poll for the Association of Optometrists (AOP) finds. Smokers are twice as likely to lose their sight compared with non-smokers, says the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB). That is because tobacco smoke can […]

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests study

Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests studyWhether inflicted by an errant shuttlecock or someone else’s racket, the majority of eye injuries in the study occurred among doubles players and were mostly caused by the injured person’s partner, the authors report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “More and more lay players in the badminton practice have been found injured in […]

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds study

The study findings suggest that high-dose supplementation of vitamin D can improve glucose metabolism to help prevent the development and progression of diabetes

Vitamin D supplementation may slow diabetes progression, finds studyVitamin D supplementation may slow the progression of type 2 diabetes in newly diagnosed patients and those with prediabetes, according to a study published in the European Journal of Endocrinology Type 2 diabetes is an increasingly prevalent disease that places a huge burden on patients and society and can lead to serious health problems including […]

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindness

Amitabh Bachchan is the face of a new campaign in Uttar Pradesh that is expected to reach tens of millions of Indians with a simple message: go and get your vision checked

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindnessAmitabh Bachchan has launched a ‘See Now’ campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness. The campaign will deploy creative content across five key districts – Unnao, Lucknow, Raebareli, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur – via radio, television, print, social media, Whatsapp and SMS to provide information on eye health, local services and how to […]

Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World Records

At a joint charitable event at Thane Town Hall, Eyebetes Foundation, Dr Nishant Kumar along with Thane Collector, Rajesh Narwekar are attempted to create 2 new Guinness World Records. The first one being the ‘most diabetic eye screening in a day’ and the other one for the ‘most diabetic kidney disease screening in a day’

Thane Eyebetes Foundation attempts to break two diabetes-related Guinness World RecordsEyebetes Foundation with Dr Nishant Kumar and Thane Collector,  Rajesh Narwekar have organised one of the largest diabetic eye screening and diabetic kidney screening for the rural and tribal diabetics of Thane district. The Guinness World Record attempt will directly benefit thousands of poor rural and tribal diabetics who do not have access to the […]
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