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 […]

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyes

Tending to wounds on any part of the body which is as fragile as the eyes is not a piece of cake. But now, researchers and scientist have created an ultra-modern approach to treating the eyeballs. A new curative approach which can help be used just as a band-aid would be

Scientists develop novel contact lens which is just like a band-aid for your eyesTreating wounds on a part of the body as delicate as the eyeball isn’t easy, but scientists have developed an innovative new approach: a therapeutic contact lens that can act as a band-aid for damaged eyes. This is no ordinary contact lens, because it’s made up of donor cells left over from regular corneal transplants. […]

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 […]

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juice

Bromelain is an enzyme contained in the pineapple stem and juice that helps to break down and digest proteins. Bromelain in capsule form has also been shown to reduce swelling, bruising, healing time, and pain after surgery

Health benefits of consuming pineapple juicePineapple, named for its resemblance to a pinecone, has long been used as an ancient home remedy for digestive issues and inflammation. It has also been studied for its potential benefits to the immune system and ability to reduce healing time. There are more than 100 different varieties of pineapple, but only eight varieties are […]

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 […]

Eyebetes Foundation organised free check-ups for devotees at Siddhivinayak temple

Eyebetes Foundation lead by Dr Nishant Kumar has organised 11 days’ free eye check-up for the devotees of Siddhivinayak Temple at Prabhadevi. About 2000 devotees have screened only in 1 day on 18th of Sep and more than 4000 have attended diabetes and eye check camp, so far

Eyebetes Foundation organised free check-ups for devotees at Siddhivinayak templeEx-Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar attended diabetes and eye check-up camp at Siddhivinayak temple appreciated the effort taken by Eyebetes Foundation. Dr Nishant Kumar, an ophthalmologist at Eyebetes Foundation says, “Many people avoid going for regular health check-up. To create awareness, we came up an idea to organised diabetes and eye check camp during festive season.” […]

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions study

US researchers have highlighted a connection between cadmium exposure and impaired contrast sensitivity. Writing in JAMA Ophthalmology, scientists described their findings from an observational study of 1983 participants from the Beaver Dam Offspring Study

Chemical in cigarette smoke may damage visions, cautions studyExposure to a chemical in tobacco smoke could make it more difficult for people to see in low-contrast conditions, such as low light, fog or glare, a new study suggests. Researchers found that higher levels of cadmium in the blood were associated with diminished contrast sensitivity, they report in JAMA Ophthalmology. “This particular aspect of […]
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