Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes, reveals study

Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes and possibly lead to problems with sight later in life, new findings suggest

Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes, reveals studyIn a study of Chinese children, a structure in the back of the eye became increasingly thin with increasing exposure to secondhand smoke, researchers report in JAMA Ophthalmology. “Secondhand smoking exposure in children is an important public health threat, affecting up to 40% of children,” said study co-author Jason Yam of The Chinese University of […]

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep in seniors, finds study

Seniors who get new lenses implanted during cataract surgery may not only see better but also experience better sleep, suggests a new study of how light entering the eye regulates the body’s internal clock

Lens replacement because of cataracts may improve sleep in seniors, finds studyIn the small laboratory study, researchers determined that people with new lenses spent more time in deep sleep and performed better on tests of cognition than healthy age-matched individuals, according to the results published in JAMA Ophthalmology. “The main take-home message is that cataract lens replacement may be associated with improved circadian rhythms, better cognitive […]

#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted - until something happens to threaten it. This throws vision’s importance into sharp relief

#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesightHere, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight. Cataract The problem: Light rays from objects in view must pass through your lens to reach your retina’s light-sensing cells. When a cataract clouds the lens, your vision fogs and lights get a halo. […]

#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 […]

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 […]

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eye

Cataracts are more common in older adults, because as people age, proteins found in the lens of the eye can clump together and blur vision, according to the National Eye Institute. But when a younger person develops a cataract, it’s typically because the person experienced some sort of physical injury to the eye or head

A punch to his face left this man with a ‘star-shaped’ cataract in his left eyeWhen a man in India took a fist to the left side of his face during a fight, he may have temporarily seen stars. But when the 36-year-old sought medical care two days after the brawl, it was his eye doctors who saw stars — namely, a star-shaped cataract in the man’s left eye, according […]

Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice President

The Vice President said that main cause of blindness include cataract (62.6%) refractive error (19.70%) corneal blindness (0.90%) and glaucoma (5.80%), among others and added that blindness from glaucoma can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early

Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the eye donation is the noblest act after death and such voluntary effort can alleviate blindness and restore vision in those with corneal blindness. He was addressing the OSKON 2018 (Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis Conference), organised by Shankara Netralaya, in Chennai on July 29. The Vice President called for […]

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 months

The government aims to make Maharashtra a cataract-free till the year 2019. For which the government has undertaken the Cataract-free Maharashtra campaign. After which, in the month of December, the cataract surgeries were performed in the state. Till now, 1,28,000 cataract surgeries have been done. The government targets to perform 17 lakh surgeries

Cataract-free Maharashtra: 1,28,000 surgeries performed in 2 monthsThere is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract-free. The percentage of blindness in Maharashtra is 1.4. To make Maharashtra cataract-free, camps were organised at 15 places along with Jalgaon, Yavatmal, Beed, Nashik, Chandrapur and […]

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%

Cataracts have previously been associated with steroid use and nasally-inhaled steroids, which are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever along with the oral versions of the anti-inflammatory medication that help in asthma, are apparently to blame

Asthma sufferers are at a risk of developing cataracts by 50%Asthma and hay fever suffers are 50 per cent more likely to develop cataracts, new research reveals. Cataracts, which are the clouding of the lens in the eye leading to vision loss, have previously been associated with steroid use. Nasally-inhaled steroids are the recommended first-line treatment for severe, persistent hay fever, while oral versions of […]

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis's dream of making Maharashtra a cataract-free state will soon come true. CM Fadnavis himself has taken initiative which is not only for senior citizens but also for entire Maharashtra state. Approximately in 20 months, 17 lakh free cataract surgeries will be done. Apart from this, free spectacles will be distributed to these patients

CM Fadnavis aims to make Maha cataract-free by 2019There is a backlog of around 17 lakh surgeries across the state. Cataract of more than 5 lakhs people is mature. Therefore, CM Fadnavis decided to make Maharashtra cataract free. The Padma Shri awardee, Dr Tatyarao Lahane, joint director of Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER), is appointed as the chief coordinator for the […]