Follow these tips to improve eye health

Here are some tips you can use to make sure your eyes are always at their best

Follow these tips to improve eye healthFor many, many years, it’s become common knowledge among scientists (and the scientific community in general) that the growth and development of new cells, also known as neurogenesis, happens in the brain. However, thanks to new and emerging research, we now know that the eyes, which are technically extensions of our brains, also have that […]

How to protect your eyes from heat this summer

With mercury levels rising, we present you with quick tips on how to prevent eye problems during summer to ensure your eyes remain healthy

How to protect your eyes from heat this summerMumbai and Maharashtra are reeling under severe summer heat. The temperature has already touched the mark of 40 degrees in several districts of Maharashtra. The unbearable summer heat is brought a large variety of diseases along with it. Dust and sand particles and cause irritation in the eyes. During the summer people are affected with […]

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 […]

Here’s all you need to know about glaucoma

Glaucoma is the second most common cause for blindness globally accounting for almost 8 per cent of blindness cases. In India, glaucoma is the main cause for permanent blindness leaving at least 12 million people affected and more than one million people totally blind. Unfortunately, more than 90 per cent of glaucoma cases remain undiagnosed

Here’s all you need to know about glaucomaGlaucoma is an eye disease that causes damage of the optic nerve progressively and at the point where the nerve leaves the eye to carry visual information to the brain. It occurs due to a fluid build-up (pressure) within the eye that causes damage to the optic nerve. The eye makes a fluid called aqueous […]

#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 […]

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in India

Dr Sujatha Mohan is constantly working in the field, to provide the primary eye treatment to the rural and poor people in Southern India. She has been awarded the Nari Shakti award by President Ram Nath Kovind in recognition of her relentless hard work

Meet the Nari Shakti awardee who has dedicated her life to eradicate blindness in IndiaThis International Women’s Day, The Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian award for recognising the achievements and contributions of women, was awarded to Dr Sujatha Mohan. Dr Sujatha is the executive medical director of Rajan Eye Care Hospital, and she has dedicated her work towards eradicating preventable blindness in southern India. She aims at providing […]

Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucoma

The Pune Ophthalmologist Society (POS) has organised a walkathon on the occasion of World Glaucoma Awareness Week (March 08 to 12)

Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucomaAfter the walkathon on March 10, a public talk will be conducted glaucoma. The rally will start at 8:00 a.m. from City Pride Cinema, Kothrud and the lectures will be arranged at Thorat garden in Kothrud immediately after walkathon. Dr Jignesh Taswala, past president of POS, said, “Under Maharashtra Ophthalmology Society (MOS) we have arranged […]

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 […]

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly people

From making changes at home to reviewing your medications, here are five simple ways you can reduce your risk of falls and injuries

Simple and effective ways to reduce fall risk in elderly peopleFalls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, at times leading to long-term complications and discouraging them from being physically active. Here are a few simple and effective steps one can take to reduce their risk. Regular eye check-ups Eye health plays an important role here, if you are sensitive to light or […]

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 […]
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