4 common causes of eye pain

Eye pain can be attributed to a variety of causes. It is typically divided into conditions that affect the cornea, conditions that affect other parts of the eye, and conditions involving other areas of the body that cause pain to be felt in the eye area

4 common causes of eye painCommon causes of eye pain typically center around particular parts of the eye. These include the cornea, the white of the eye (sclera), and a thin layer that covers it called the conjunctiva. The colored part of the eye is the iris. The muscles that control the eye, the nerves, and the eyelids can also […]

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseases

As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can sometimes also reveal whether you're suffering from a number of serious health conditions

A simple eye examination can indicate if you have these deadly 6 diseasesThey may be the windows to the soul, but eyes can also give a clear view of what’s occurring in less ethereal parts of the body. In fact, an eye test could reveal a life or death situation. As well as detecting vision problems and eye diseases, such as glaucoma or macular degeneration, they can […]

15 facts about eye donation you must know about

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which begins on August 25 and continues till September 08, we aim to highlight the current scenario of eye donation in the country, which requires strong awareness and the willingness of people to come forward and pledge to donate their eyes

15 facts about eye donation you must know aboutIn 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 […]

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 […]

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

You may find the use of contact lenses and spectacles inconvenient for a number of reasons. It could be the hassle of carrying them around, a risk factor due to the nature of your job, the time they take up in your daily routine, or simply the associated expenses

Is LASIK safe? Here are the possible health risks of laser eye surgeryIn 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 […]

Blue light emitted from smartphones can accelerate blindness

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness. Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration

Blue light emitted from smartphones can accelerate blindnessResearchers 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 […]

Pune to host Tenth National Conference on cornea and eye banking

The countries which have having successful retrieval and transplantation programs shall share their processes and procedures and the eye banking experts from India can then jointly draw a road map by adapting these systems to suit the Indian framework

Pune to host Tenth National Conference on cornea and eye bankingPBMAS’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 […]

What are the frequently asked questions about eye donation?

In observance of National Eye Donation fortnight, which began on August 25 and continues till September 08, here are the answers to  most asked questions on eye donation. 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

What are the frequently asked questions about eye donation?Who can be an eye donor? Anyone can be a donor, irrespective of age, sex, blood group or religion. People who use lenses or spectacles for short sightedness, long sightedness or even those whose eyes are operated can still donate their eyes. Poor eyesight does not come in way of eye donation. If I am […]

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

The donor family helped save patients with end stage organ failure, as they consented to donate the deceased’s liver, kidneys and corneas

Mumbai: Cadaver donation gives new lease of life to three patientsMumbai 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 […]

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 […]