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BLINDNESS NEWS

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.

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.