#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing Holi

Holi is one of the most colourful festivals celebrated in India and all over the world. The riot of colours seen in Holi looks absolutely amazing to one and all. But we must remember that these colours which give joy to many, bring horror to the lives of many others, each year. The eyes are particularly vulnerable to damage as almost always colour is applied to the face, starting from the eyes moving onto the cheeks

#HealthyHoli: Tips to protect your eyes while playing HoliRegrettably, most of the Holi colours sold these days contain harmful chemicals. In fact most are dyes meant for industrial use like dyeing textiles and are not meant to be used on humans. All these are toxic and can cause skin allergies to cancer, eye irritation to blindness, and much more. The base in which […]

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 […]

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habit

Do you ever fall asleep while wearing your contact lenses? If you’ve done it, you know the morning struggle to get those dried out lenses unstuck from your eyeballs. It happens a lot. Sleeping in lenses was the most common offense reported by people who wear contacts. You know it’s bad for your eyes, but how bad is it? According to health experts, falling asleep, or even napping, without removing your contact lenses can significantly increase the likelihood of serious health problems

This is why sleeping with your contact lenses on is a dangerous habitSo you dozed off without removing your contact lenses. Even though we are adequately warned against doing this, it remains one of the most commonly reported behaviours among people who use contacts. It looks like a lot of us underestimate how dangerous the habit can be. “It’s like having a plastic bag over your head […]

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyes

Tending to wounds on any part of the body which is as fragile as the eyes is not a piece of cake. But now, researchers and scientist have created an ultra-modern approach to treating the eyeballs. A new curative approach which can help be used just as a band-aid would be

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyesTreating wounds on a part of the body as delicate as the eyeball isn’t easy, but scientists have developed an innovative new approach: a therapeutic contact lens that can act as a band-aid for damaged eyes. This is no ordinary contact lens, because it’s made up of donor cells left over from regular corneal transplants. […]

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygiene

Researchers from the University College London (UCL) in England have observed an increase in cases of a rare but preventable eye infection in recent years. The findings emphasise the importance of good hygiene habits when wearing contact lenses

Incidents of rare eye infections on the rise due to poor contact lens hygieneSince Acanthamoeba can survive in the space between the lens and the eye, people who wear contact lenses are at higher risk of infection. The paper titled ‘Acanthamoeba keratitis: confirmation of the UK outbreak and a prospective case-control study identifying contributing risk factors’ was published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology on September 19. What […]

Bacteria in contact lenses could be eating your eye

Contact lens wearers are more susceptible to having organisms like bacteria, fungi, and amoebas “eat” our eyes out because extensive lens use can easily trap them in our eyes

Bacteria in contact lenses could be eating your eyeContact lenses have made our lives easier by giving us “20/20 vision” without having to wear a pair of glasses. With this great freedom comes great responsibility, and failure to take care of our lenses could potentially lead to blindness. In Gross Science’s latest video, “What’s Living On Your Contact Lenses?” host Anna Rothschild explains […]

A contact lens to help monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics?

Researchers are working on a biosensing contact lens that detects blood sugar levels. The team, led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman, has developed an ultra-sensitive biosensor that can detect the much lower glucose concentrations found in tears

A contact lens to help monitor blood sugar levels for diabetics?People with diabetes can monitor their blood glucose levels continuously via electrodes implanted under their skin, but that method can hurt and can even lead to infections. Researchers think they have a more elegant solution: a biosensing contact lens that detects blood sugar levels. The team, led by Oregon State professor Gregory Herman, has developed […]