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 […]

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your vision

Regular eye check-ups could help monitor and maintain your good vision. But there are other ways that could help you prevent eye damage and improve your eyesight

5 easy to follow life-hacks to enhance your visionYou may be working in the office, the road, kitchen, construction area or just in your room, and your eyes play a very important role in your daily activities: from turning off your alarm to preparing your bed for a good night sleep. You need to keep your eyes healthy. Washing your hands, adding vegetables […]

Here’s what you need to know about cataracts

A cataract is a progressive, painless clouding of the natural, internal lens of the eye. Cataracts block light, making it difficult to see clearly. Over an extended period of time, cataracts can cause blindness. They are often related to growing older, but sometimes they can develop in younger people

Here’s what you need to know about cataractsHow cataracts affect your vision In a normal eye, light enters and passes through the lens. The lens focuses that light into a sharp image on the retina, which relays messages through the optic nerve to the brain. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurry. Cataract Symptoms […]

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

No one likes looking in the mirror to find red eyes, looking back. Typically, it’s nothing to worry about, often just a harmless reaction to dust or allergens. But that’s not always the case. There are times when inflamed eyes are a signal that you need a doctor’s attention right away

Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remediesHow 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 […]

Five tips for maintaining your eyesight

Your eyes play a significant role in your health. Many steps can be taken to ensure that your eyes are protected and remain as healthy as possible. Here are the best vision-boosting tips to help you protect your eyes into your golden years

Five tips for maintaining your eyesightMillions of individuals experience eye problems each year. Some eye issues result in permanent vision loss or blindness, while others can be corrected with contact lenses or glasses. Many of us are resigned to the fact that as we age, our eyesight will deteriorate. But could we improve our vision, protect our sight, and prevent […]

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 […]

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

The population of blind people in India consists of over twelve million people. Out of which 55 per cent are people with cataract related complications and 7 per cent people have a cataract issue. Therefore, patients should consult a doctor at an early stage, if any eye problems occur

‘Early treatment and management crucial to deal with cataract problems,’ says Dr AgarwalAccording 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 […]