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 […]

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 […]

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesight

More time outdoors had a protective effect and reduced the chances that a child would go on to need myopic refractive correction in the future. The size of the effect was impressive

Playing outdoors can be beneficial to your child’s eyesightThe ready availability of technology may make the children of today faster at configuring a new smartphone, but does all of that screen time affect the development of their eyes? While conventional wisdom dictates that children should do less up-close viewing, sit farther from the television and perhaps even wear their eyeglasses less, we have […]

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel sore

Do you find yourself constantly rubbing your eyes, feeling weighed down by heavy eyelids, or having to wipe away excess tears now and then? Based on the type and severity of your symptoms, you may be overdue for an appointment with an eye care professional.

Here are 5 common reasons why your eyes feel soreHere are some of the possible reasons why your eyes feel sore and irritated: You are suffering from dry eye symptoms If you have a condition known as dry eye, you are unable to produce enough tears to lubricate the surface of your eyes. Symptoms include episodes of excess tearing after dryness, heavy eyelids, and […]

Eye care: Tips to relieve dry eye syndrome

Dry eye syndrome can occur at any age, and in people who are otherwise healthy. It is more common with older age, when the individual produces fewer tears. It is also more common in women than in men

Eye care: Tips to relieve dry eye syndromeDry eyes can happen when tears evaporate too quickly, or the eyes produce too few tears. It is common in humans and in some animals. It can affect one or both eyes, and it can lead to inflammation. One study found that 17 percent of 2,127 patients visiting a hospital in Japan were diagnosed with dry eye, […]

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 […]

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 […]
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