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BLINDNESS NEWS

Expert explains causes of blindness in pets and ways to prevent it

April 18, 2022 7:49 pm

Pet parents need to know that early detection of symptoms can sometimes prevent complete blindness

Eye donation: Important things you must keep in mind

October 21, 2021 11:23 pm

"During the time of the donation, next of kin’s consent is required in the presence of two witnesses to allow the donation to take place," said Nikkhil K Masurkar

New support group for visually impaired adults aims to provide social and emotional support

September 27, 2021 8:04 pm

Blind persons face several barriers when it comes to socialising, which leads to loneliness, says ophthalmologist Dr Aishwarya Mulay who formed the group to offer them emotional support.

World Glaucoma Day 2021: An ophthalmologist debunks some common myths

March 11, 2021 12:25 pm

On World Glaucoma Day 2021, let us demystify some of the common myths, courtesy Dr Smriti Jain, opthalmologist, Practo

Here's what you need to know about childhood blindness and its prevention

December 27, 2020 10:00 am

From the time of birth to early childhood and adolescence, eye care for children must be prioritised

Cataract treatment during COVID-19: Best practices to follow

August 24, 2020 5:30 pm

There are several things about the current COVID-19 pandemic that are not well-understood and hence the guidelines have been evolving over a period of time. Different countries have adopted various strategies, and these could lead to variation in the safety protocols

New report highlights major gaps in access experienced by people with deafblindness

August 19, 2020 5:37 pm

Deafblind individuals are clubbed with persons with multiple disabilities, which leads to the lacuna, the report highlighted

Lego Is Making Braille Bricks. They May Give Blind Literacy a Needed Lift

April 28, 2019 11:34 am

Advocates say the product could transform reading for blind and visually impaired children, making the experience of learning Braille more inclusive and helping to combat what has been called a Braille literacy crisis.

Diabetes: What you should eat to keep your blood sugar level in control

July 09, 2019 2:50 pm

A major cause of blindness, diabetes can also lead to kidney failure, heart attacks, stroke and lower limb amputation.

New gene therapy can stop common cause of blindness: Study

February 19, 2019 4:45 pm

In UK alone, almost 6 lakh people have been affected by (AMD). Many have been so severely affected that their eyesight has been damaged.

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