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15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In 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 […]

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

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

So 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 […]

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Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgery

In such a case, one may consider the option of laser eye surgery. Commonly referred to as LASIK – which stands for laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis – this type of surgery uses a laser to correct problems like nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As evident from the popularity of the surgery, eye health experts assure that serious […]

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Blue light emitted from smartphones can accelerate blindness

Researchers from the University of Toledo (UT) revealed how our eyes can be gradually damaged over time as a result of being exposed to blue light. The study titled “Blue light excited retinal intercepts cellular signalling” was published in the journal Scientific Reports on July 05. This type of light performs the function of regulating […]

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Pune to host Tenth National Conference on cornea and eye banking

PBMAS’s H V Desai Eye Hospital under the aegis of Poona Ophthalmological Society and Maharashtra Ophthalmological Society will host the Tenth National Conference on Cornea and Eye Banking – Annual Convention of Eye Banks Association of India (EBAI). While the Eye Bank Leadership summit was held on September 7, the National Conference on Cornea and […]

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Cadaver donation gives new lease of life to three patients

Mumbai: Cadaver donation gives new lease of life to three patients

Mumbai witnessed its 26th cadaveric donation for the year at Fortis Hospital, Mulund, on Thursday. This became possible when the daughter of a brain-dead patient consented to donate her beloved mother’s liver, kidneys and corneas. This act of donation saved and enriched the lives of three waitlisted patients. The donor, was a 68-year old homemaker […]

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