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Secondhand smoke may damage children’s eyes, reveals study

In a study of Chinese children, a structure in the back of the eye became increasingly thin with increasing exposure to secondhand smoke, researchers report in JAMA Ophthalmology. “Secondhand smoking exposure in children is an important public health threat, affecting up to 40% of children,” said study co-author Jason Yam of The Chinese University of […]

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#WorldSightDay: Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

Here, ophthalmologist Richard Gans, MD, explains the five most common conditions affecting your vision and shares tips for preserving your eyesight. Cataract The problem: Light rays from objects in view must pass through your lens to reach your retina’s light-sensing cells. When a cataract clouds the lens, your vision fogs and lights get a halo. […]

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#WorldSightDay: More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment

More than 1 billion people worldwide are living with vision impairment because they do not get the care they need for conditions like short and farsightedness, glaucoma and cataract,  according to the first World report on vision issued by the World Health Organization. The report, launched ahead of World Sight Day on 10 October, found […]

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More kids around the world are in need of prescription glasses, reveals study

As social media users become younger in many parts of the world, researchers warned that many children are facing health problems linked to long hours spent facing screens. A new study found a growing number of kids requiring prescription glasses. Researchers from Scrivens Opticians, an eye care company in the United Kingdom, said longer screen […]

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This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailments

A sufferer of juvenile diabetes since the age of 7, Vumshi had developed morbid obesity over the years and was suffering from its multiple co-morbidities when she approached Aster CMI Hospital for treatment. The specialists at Aster CMI Hospital, after careful evaluation and assessment suggested she undergo bariatric surgery to help improve her quality of […]

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Pune: Walkathon to be held for spreading awareness on glaucoma

After 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 […]

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Are you facing eye problems like redness? Here are 5 common causes and remedies

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

Researchers 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 […]

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Engaging in physical activity can help slash glaucoma risk

Meeting 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 […]

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