Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesight

It’s easy to take your eyesight for granted - until something happens to threaten it. This throws vision’s importance into sharp relief

Tips for protecting and preserving your eyesightHere, 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. […]

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

In an example of true human resilience and courage, Deena Vumshi, a 41-year-old homemaker who was suffering from more than 10 different life-threatening ailments recently underwent bariatric surgery at Aster CMI to bring her health under her control

This woman’s relentless grit helps her recover from multiple life-threatening ailmentsA 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 […]

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 […]