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Small-particle air pollution may raise glaucoma risk, find study

Researchers 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 […]

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

M. 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 […]

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Constant psychological stress can cause vision loss, finds study

When 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 […]

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

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

Childhood 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 […]

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"Need to spread awareness about glaucoma in India," says Dr Dhamankar

‘Need to spread awareness about glaucoma in India,’ says Dr Dhamankar

Management of young adult glaucoma patients remained a highlight of the glaucoma session on day three of the on-going Bombay Ophthalmologists’ Association (BOA) FOCUS 2017 conference held at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Glaucoma, which is the second leading cause of blindness in the world, is belongs to a group of diseases of the eye characterised by […]

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