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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems, finds study

Diabetic patients who take statins to treat high cholesterol may get an added benefit - a lower risk of damage to the retina, a new study suggests

Statins may help prevent diabetes-related eye problems, finds studyResearchers found that diabetic patients taking statins were 14% less likely to develop retinopathy than those who were not. And among patients who did develop retinopathy, statin therapy was associated with slower disease progression, according to Dr Eugene Yu-Chuan Kang, a researcher at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan, and colleagues. Diabetes leads to retinopathy […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice President

The Vice President said that main cause of blindness include cataract (62.6%) refractive error (19.70%) corneal blindness (0.90%) and glaucoma (5.80%), among others and added that blindness from glaucoma can be prevented if diagnosed and treated early

Eye donation, the most noble act after death: Vice PresidentM. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the eye donation is the noblest act after death and such voluntary effort can alleviate blindness and restore vision in those with corneal blindness. He was addressing the OSKON 2018 (Ocular Surface and Keratoprosthesis Conference), organised by Shankara Netralaya, in Chennai on July 29. The Vice President called for […]

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

The study, published in the EPMA Journal, is based on a comprehensive analysis of hundreds of published research and clinical reports on the relationship of stress and ophthalmologic diseases

Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds studyWhen a person loses their eyesight, they may experience a high level of mental stress in the form of worries and anxiety about the situation. Sometimes, in more severe circumstances, depression and social isolation may ensue. But does the reverse also occur? Can stress actually lead to a loss of vision? A new study, published […]

Drinking tea can reduce glaucoma risk, suggest study

The researchers found that the participants who drank tea every day had a 74 per cent lower risk of developing glaucoma than those who didn't. Tea contains phytochemicals and flavonoids, which have been observed to have anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, antioxidant, and neuroprotective properties

Drinking tea can reduce glaucoma risk, suggest studyDrinking a cup of hot tea every day could lower the risk of developing glaucoma, a study has suggested. Tea-drinkers were 74% less likely to develop the eye disease, according to which study looked at the eyesight and food and drink habits of 1,678 people in America. Glaucoma affects 57.5 million people and is one […]

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologist

Childhood blindness can be prevented by a proper diagnosis at an early age, regular screening and by creating awareness regarding the eye screening. As childhood blindness can be prevented with appropriate treatment

Let us prevent childhood blindness and protect the future of the country, say ophthalmologistChildhood blindness is a growing menace and immediate measures have to be taken to tackle it. Prof Swapan Samanta, eye department, Burdwan Medical College and Bijoy Chand Mohatab Hospital, West Bengal said that “We are creating awareness through campaigns to protect the eyes of children and prevent blindness and a state level Continuous Medical Education […]