5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyes

Eye redness occurs when the vessels in your eye become swollen or irritated. Redness of the eye, also called bloodshot eyes, can indicate the presence of several different health problems

5 potential reasons for having bloodshot eyesRed eyes (or red eye) is a condition where the white of the eye (the sclera) has become reddened or ‘bloodshot.’ The appearance of red eye can vary widely. It can look like there are several squiggly pink or red lines on the sclera or the entire sclera may appear diffusely pink or red. While […]

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City, New York, have recently published a case study in the journal Retinal Cases and Brief Reports. They conclude that using higher doses of Viagra could eventually lead to significant long-term vision damage

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly sold under the brand name Viagra. Scientists initially the drug as a potential treatment for angina and other cardiovascular problems. Though it had little effect on angina, they noted that it induced significant penile erections. So, the most successful erectile dysfunction drug was born. The […]

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!

Dr Harshvardhan Ghorpade, a Cornea, Cataract and Refractive Surgeon at Department of Visual Sciences, Hiranandani Hospital, Vashi, explains how these small bad habits can hurt your eyes

10 bad habits that hurt your eyes!Thousands of people across age groups experience a considerable amount of eye strain due to some seemingly harmless lifestyle practices. In most cases, one is unaware of the things that hurt their eyes, causing further damage. Prevention of any infection or injury is far easier. Habits may be difficult to break or to get over, […]

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 […]

Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk, find study

In people who already have a genetic vulnerability, small-particle air pollution known as black carbon may raise the risk of developing glaucoma, a new study suggests

Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk, find studyResearchers found that in older men with genetic variations that made them especially susceptible to oxidative stress, long-term exposure to black carbon, a pollutant linked to vehicle emissions and other products of combustion, was associated with higher pressures in the eye, according to the study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. “Oftentimes, when we think about glaucoma […]

Engaging in physical activity can help slash glaucoma risk

In glaucoma, the optic nerve becomes thinned. Current treatments aim to reduce intraocular, or inner-eye, pressure. Previous studies have noted that physical activity lowers that pressure

Engaging in physical activity can help slash glaucoma riskMeeting physical activity guidelines and being physically fit may reduce the risk of developing glaucoma by 40 per cent to 50 per cent, recent research suggests. Among nearly 10,000 people in a long-term study, even those who exercised less than the recommended 150 minutes per week had a lower risk of glaucoma than those who […]

‘Ophthalmology is my life’

Continuing with our series on strong, independent women who have made a contribution to society with their dedication and determination in the field of medicine, we bring you the story of Dr Ragini Parekh. Dr Parekh works tirelessly to protect and save the eyesight and restore the vision of patients. She also voluntarily participates in health camps across Maharashtra

‘Ophthalmology is my life’“I had dream to become a doctor, which I completed. To check patients and to care for them is what I like. I do not get bored of my work. Ophthalmology is my life,” says Dr Ragini Parekh, HOD, Ophthalmology, JJ Hospital, Whenever we think of Ophthalmology, the first name we think about Dr Ragini […]

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degeneration

Eating green leafy vegetables could help prevent the macular degeneration eye disease, a major cause of blindness, according to latest Australian research

Here’s why eating leafy greens could help prevent macular degenerationA new study has shown that eating vegetable nitrates, found mainly in green leafy vegetables and beetroot, could help reduce your risk of developing early-stage age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research interviewed more than 2,000 Australian adults aged over 49 and followed them over a 15-year period. The research […]

Here’s how to protect your eyes from Computer Vision Syndrome

Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), the medical term for digital eye strain, is best avoided by being aware of it. CVS more commonly seen in computer professionals and students. CVS which is also known as digital eye strain is caused due to prolonged hours of exposure to digital devices like computer screens, laptops, smartphones and video games. Doctors stressed on taking frequent breaks, using lubricants and anti glares glasses

Here’s how to protect your eyes from Computer Vision SyndromeComputer vision syndrome (CVS), also referred to as digital eye strain, describes eye and vision-related problems that result from prolonged computer, tablet, e-reader and cell phone use. Many individuals experience eye discomfort and vision problems when viewing digital screens. The level of discomfort appears to increase with the amount of digital screen use. The main […]

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs of

Eye doctors say that by looking in someone’s eyes, they can see things like arteries, veins, and nerves, which are a reflection of what’s going on in the rest of the body. The benefit, of course, is easily catching potential problems early on. Here are 10 important health conditions your eyes can signal

10 health problems your eyes could be showing signs ofThe American Academy of Ophthalmology recommends everyone get a baseline eye exam by age 40, if not before (if everything looks good, your doctor can decide how often you should follow-up) High blood pressure Early signs of damage from high blood pressure can be detected in routine eye exam so potentially life-saving  treatment can be […]
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