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 […]

Can blue light from smartphones and laptops make you blind?

To those asking if the same light from your phones or other mobile devices could damage your eyes, the answer is here

Can blue light from smartphones and laptops make you blind?The rise of touchscreen devices comes with growing health concerns. People have been asking about the potential impact of long-term use of technologies like smartphones, tablets and laptops, particularly how they damage the eyes and brain. Some people link the blue light from such devices to eye problems, such as blindness. But to those asking […]

80% blindness cases can be prevented if treated in time

On the occasion of World Sight Day, doctors encourage eye-donations

80% blindness cases can be prevented if treated in timeDo you know that 80% blindness cases can be prevented if treated on time ? October 13 is observed as World Sight Day as announced by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness in collaboration with the World Health Organisation (WHO). The aim is to bring global attention on blindness and vision impairment. The […]

15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which begins on August 25 and continues till September 08, we aim to highlight the current scenario of eye donation in the country, which requires strong awareness and the willingness of people to come forward and pledge to donate their eyes

15 facts about eye donation you must know aboutIn India, only 10% of eye transplantation demands are met due to lack in availability of corneas. There are over 1.5 million people in India who suffer from corneal blindness out of which 80% cases related to blindness are preventable. Corneal blindness is one of the most important causes of blindness in India and this […]

Here’s all you need to know about glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second most common cause for blindness globally accounting for almost 8 per cent of blindness cases. In India, glaucoma is the main cause for permanent blindness leaving at least 12 million people affected and more than one million people totally blind. Unfortunately, more than 90 per cent of glaucoma cases remain undiagnosed

Here’s all you need to know about glaucomaGlaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage of the optic nerve progressively and at the point where the nerve leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. It occurs due to a fluid build-up (pressure) within the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve. The eye makes a fluid called aqueous […]

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in India

Dr Sujatha Mohan is constantly working in the field, to provide the primary eye treatment to the rural and poor people in Southern India. She has been awarded the Nari Shakti award by President Ram Nath Kovind in recognition of her relentless hard work

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in IndiaThis International Women’s Day, The Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women, was awarded to Dr Sujatha Mohan. Dr Sujatha is the executive medical director of Rajan Eye Care Hospital, and she has dedicated her work towards eradicating preventable blindness in southern India. She aims at providing […]
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