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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucoma

The Pune Ophthalmologist Society (POS) has organised a walkathon on the occasion of World Glaucoma Awareness Week (March 08 to 12)

Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucomaAfter the walkathon on March 10, a public talk will be conducted glaucoma. The rally will start at 8:00 a.m. from City Pride Cinema, Kothrud and the lectures will be arranged at Thorat garden in Kothrud immediately after walkathon. Dr Jignesh Taswala, past president of POS, said, “Under Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society (MOS) we have arranged […]

Pune: H V Desai eye hospital sets up centre to train docs on advanced cataract surgery

The constant endeavour to upgrade also requires a lot of training and engagement with the doctors. The Phaco Training Center will help increase the human resource for doing phaco surgeries (Phacoemulsification procedure) in cataract patients

Pune: H V Desai eye hospital sets up centre to train docs on advanced cataract surgeryOne of worlds most renowned manufacturer of operating microscope – Zeiss Germany will give technical support to the program. The Phaco training centre will operate according to the international norms and standards. Col. Madan Deshpande Chief Medical Director H.V Desai Eye Hospital said that H.V Desai Eye Hospital has been in the forefront of adapting […]

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetime

According to the authors of this latest research, no incidents of schizophrenia in cortically blind people have ever been recorded to date

People who are born blind are unlikely to develop schizophrenia in their lifetimeSince the middle of the last century, researchers have been looking at a curious link – it seems that being born blind protects people from developing schizophrenia. Now, a large scale study has just added more evidence to confirm this is indeed the case. In particular, cortical blindness – caused by abnormalities in the brain, […]

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

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 loss: Warn researchersThe 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 […]
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