blindness News

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

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

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

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.


New gene therapy can stop common cause of blindness: Study

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

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

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

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

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

Drops for reducing eye cholesterol ‘may prevent blindness’

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

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

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