#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted - until something happens to threaten it. This throws vision’s importance into sharp relief

#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesightHere, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight. Cataract The problem: Light rays from objects in view must pass through your lens to reach your retina’s light-sensing cells. When a cataract clouds the lens, your vision fogs and lights get a halo. […]

#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

At least 2.2 billion people have vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed, found a report recently released by the World Health Organization

#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairmentMore than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

What causes itchy eyes?

What is known today about the science of itch comes mostly from studies on skin. Here, the purpose of itch is thought to be to encourage us to scratch, and, by doing so, dislodge any potential parasites that have attached themselves to our skin. Once itch nerve cells in the eye have been stimulated, they send signals to the brain along the spinal cord. Then, your brain then tells you that your eye is itching

What causes itchy eyes?In a person with allergies, the body has become hypersensitive to harmless substances, including pollen and grass, so the immune system must treat them as if they are pathogens The front of the eye, much like the outer layer of the skin, protects us from environmental harm. When potentially harmful substances come into contact with […]

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 […]

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests study

Badminton players may be at high risk for serious eye injuries, many of which can bring on permanent vision problems or blindness, according to a study of wounds treated at a Beijing hospital

Badminton players at risk for eye injuries, suggests studyWhether inflicted by an errant shuttlecock or someone else’s racket, the majority of eye injuries in the study occurred among doubles players and were mostly caused by the injured person’s partner, the authors report in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. “More and more lay players in the badminton practice have been found injured in […]

Stones emerging from girl’s eyes shocks Jalgaon doctors

Have you ever heard about tiny stones emerging from a person’s eyes? Is this even possible? Recently, a medical case has come forward where tiny stones have been coming out of a girl’s eyes

Stones emerging from girl’s eyes shocks Jalgaon doctorsThis incident has come from Jalgaon, Maharashtra. A girl from Pilkhod village in Chalisgaon taluka has been facing this unique problem. The girl who is in the 4th standard has been facing this problem for the past 2-3 days. Her parents were also astonished and didn’t know the cause of it. They brought her to […]

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindness

Amitabh Bachchan is the face of a new campaign in Uttar Pradesh that is expected to reach tens of millions of Indians with a simple message: go and get your vision checked

Amitabh Bachchan speaks about eye care, launches campaign in UP to prevent blindnessAmitabh Bachchan has launched a ‘See Now’ campaign, centred in UP, to help end avoidable blindness. The campaign will deploy creative content across five key districts – Unnao, Lucknow, Raebareli, Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur – via radio, television, print, social media, Whatsapp and SMS to provide information on eye health, local services and how to […]

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression – and vice versa, reveals study

Older adults with impaired vision are more likely to have symptoms of anxiety and depression, and older adults with symptoms of anxiety or depression are more likely to develop vision impairment, according to findings from the U.S. National Health and Ageing Trends Study

Vision loss linked with anxiety, depression – and vice versa, reveals studyVision impairment is associated with increased subjective cognitive decline (SCD)-related functional limitations for adults aged 45 years and older. “Older adults are at a high risk for vision problems compared to other segments of the population,” said Dr. Joshua R. Ehrlich ,the study’s senior author from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. “Vision impairment, particularly […]

Three eye-related symptoms that could help diagnose Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a condition which damages the brain over a number of years. The most recognised symptom is involuntary shaking of certain parts of the body, but not all symptoms are linked to movement. There are three signs in the eyes you should also watch out for

Three eye-related symptoms that could help diagnose Parkinson’s diseaseAs we all know, Parkinson’s disease is mainly characterised by involuntary movements of the body and loss of control over motor functions. As a neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s disease is due to the loss of brain cells that produce dopamine. And so it’s only natural that anyone who has it will exhibit progressive deterioration of their […]

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be making

Your eyes might be easy to take for granted, but your vision is too important for that. It might be time to take a closer look at your eye-care routines to see if you’re doing more harm than good

Eye health: Here are a few eye care mistakes you might be makingYou don’t get annual eye exams It’s a good idea to see your eye doctor each year to make sure all is well, especially once you’re over 40. They’ll check how well you can see, and they might put drops in your eyes to dilate, or widen, your pupils to help them to check for […]
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