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

In 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 […]

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Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

How can you tell the difference between common, benign reasons for irritation and more unusual, concerning problems? “There are really three important symptoms that should make someone seek attention if their eyes are bothering them,” says ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD. “If, besides redness, there is pain, extra light sensitivity or blurred vision, patients should get […]

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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 […]

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‘Early treatment and management crucial to deal with cataract problems,’ says Dr Agarwal

‘Early treatment and management crucial to deal with cataract problems,’ says Dr Agarwal

According to Dr Agarwal, about 3,000 doctors have come all over India under one roof for the FOCUS 2017 conference. This year marks the silver jubilee of this conference. On Friday, 11 August 2017, the first day of the conference witnessed live surgeries and a new technique where we learnt to fix the lens with […]

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