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Blindness

The Blindness Caused By Diabetes

Mother Nature could have the answer to treating several causes of blindness; according to a ground-breaking study involving scientists from the University of Surrey and the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute at Indiana University School of Medicine in the USA. The scientists have found and tested compounds from a group of plants that could…

Glaucoma's Ravages

Early Detection To Forestall Glaucoma's Ravages

Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the U.S. and worldwide. More than 3 million Americans suffer from eye disease. If caught and treated early, its progression can significantly slow; but the disease often goes undiagnosed until after noticeable vision loss has occurred and that damage to vision is irreversible. Glaucoma is often caused…

Exfoliation syndrome

Exfoliation Syndrome: May Up Risk For COPD

Exfoliation syndrome (XFS) is an age-related systemic disorder that is the most recognizable cause of open-angle glaucoma worldwide; with significant variations. It has multiple ocular and systemic associations and is strongly associated with genetic variants of the lysyl oxidase-like gene (LOXL1). In the eye, the most common diagnostic finding consists of white fibrillogranular deposits (exfoliation…

Eye donation

Eye Donation: Fight For Sight Raises Awareness Of Eye

Eye research charity Fight for Sight is raising awareness of the importance of eye donation; the current shortfall in corneas for transplant after research found that eyes are the organ Brits would the least likely to donate after their death when asked to choose from a list. In a YouGov poll; a staggering 44% of…

Prevent Blindness

Prevent Blindness: Revolutionary Way To Treat Eye Injuries

The UK reveals a potentially revolutionary way to treat eye injuries and prevent blindness; by softening the tissue hosting the stem cells which then helps repair wounds, inside the body. The team discovered that the simple application of a tissue-softening enzyme, collagenase; prevents the loss of corneal stem cells following an injury and could prevent…

Retinopathy of prematurity

Vitreous Findings: May Play Future Role In ROP Screening

Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP), also called retrolental fibroplasia (RLF) and Terry syndrome; is a disease of the eye affecting prematurely born babies generally having received intensive neonatal care; in which oxygen therapy is using on them due to the premature development of their lungs. It is thought to by the growth of retinal blood vessels…

Risk For Cataract

Vitamins, Carotenoids Leads To Lower Risk For Cataract

Higher consumption of certain vitamins and carotenoids is with a significantly decreased risk for age-related cataract (ARC) in cohort studies, according to a meta-analysis published in the January issue. Hong Jiang, from Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center in China, and colleagues conducted a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) and cohort studies published through…

Tropical Eye

Scientists Create New Models Of Tropical Eye

Loa filariasis is a skin and eye disease caused by the nematode worm Loa loa. Humans contract this disease through the bite of a deer fly or mango fly (Chrysops spp), the vectors for Loa Loa. The adult Loa loa filarial worm migrates throughout the subcutaneous tissues of humans; occasionally crossing into subconjunctival tissues of the eye where it can easily observe. Loa does not normally affect one’s…

Sight Loss

Poor Nutrition Can Lead To Sight Loss

Nutrition is the science that interprets the interaction of nutrients and other substances in food in relation to maintenance; growth, reproduction, health, and disease of an organism. It includes food intake, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism, and excretion. The diet of an organism is what it eats; which is largely determining by the availability and palatability…

Glaucoma

Glaucoma: Vision Is Silent Killer

Like high blood pressure, glaucoma is a devious disease. It develops without causing symptoms obvious to the average person yet its consequences are devastating: it can. It affects 6% of Caucasians over 70 years of age, with a significant increase every decade. Older African Americans are most affected, with a prevalence of 17 % while…

Contact lens

Contact Lens: Based Antihistamine Delivery Effective

Antihistamines are drugs which treat allergic rhinitis and other allergies. Antihistamines can give relief when a person has nasal congestion, sneezing, or hives because of pollen, dust mites, or animal allergy. Typically people take antihistamines as an inexpensive, generic, over-the-counter drug with few side effects. Chronic allergies increase the risk of health problems which antihistamines might not treat, including asthma; sinusitis, and lower respiratory tract infection. Doctors recommend…

Optical coherence tomography

Hydroxychloroquine-Induced Eye Problems

Swept-source optical coherence tomography angiography (SS-OCTA); may detect eye abnormalities in patients taking hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) longer than five years to treat systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE); a pilot study conducted in Spain suggests. SS-OCTA could provide more valuable data to detect early HCQ retinopathy when compared with the actually existent screening tools. In Barcelona evaluated 20…