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BLINDNESS NEWS

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.

Hit by pellet, boy battles to save sight

June 29, 2015 8:03 am

Sahil is among the growing list of pellet-gun victims in the Kashmir Valley.

Raising brain fluid pressure could prevent vision loss: finding may lead to new treatments for glaucoma

May 19, 2014 5:06 pm

The finding may lead to new treatments for glaucoma - the second leading cause of blindness worldwide.

80 per cent of the blind can be treated

March 10, 2014 9:25 pm

The National Programme for Control of Blindness, launched by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, has set a target of reducing the prevalence of blindness to 0.3 per cent by the year 2020.

Scientists 'print' new eye cells to treat blindness

December 22, 2013 3:04 pm

The finding may aid in the search to cure blindness,scientists say.

Drops for reducing eye cholesterol ‘may prevent blindness’

April 04, 2013 1:32 am

Medicine: According to Indian-Origin Scientist’s study,targeting cholesterol in the eye may save vision of old persons

Contact lens wearers at risk of eye-eating amoeba

September 07, 2012 1:38 pm

Acanthamoeba,a tiny single-celled parasite,feeds on bacteria found on dirty contact lenses and cases.

Elusive gene that causes a form of blindness discovered

July 30, 2012 4:35 pm

Will help develop sight saving gene therapy for retinal degeneration,researchers.