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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

Babies can have cataracts. Here's how you can find out

December 26, 2019 10:36 am

A regular vision check-up of the child is necessary to detect cataracts as early as possible.

Vision problems affect 2.2 billion people, warns WHO

October 09, 2019 3:06 pm

Eating habits are also a factor, since, in type 2 diabetes, the number of retinopathy cases increase.

Madhya Pradesh cataract camp: 3 patients who lost vision to be flown to Chennai

August 19, 2019 12:46 am

Out of the 14 patients who underwent cataract operation on August 8 as a part of a government programme, three were discharged the next day while the rest were asked to stay back when they complained of diminishing vision. ens

In Madhya Pradesh, 11 complain of loss of vision after cataract surgery at private hospital

August 19, 2019 12:43 am

Indore Eye Hospital’s senior eye surgeon, Dr Sudhir Mahashabde, said the hospital had set up a new advanced operation theatre after the 2010 incident by following norms under the national accreditation board for hospitals.

Paediatric cataract: Symptoms to treatment, all you need to know

June 29, 2019 7:00 am

Nearly 15 of every 10,000 births are affected, resulting in approximately 2,80,000 to 3, 20,000 visually impaired children being born each year.

Fact Check | Cataract in India: A focus area, yet miles to cover

December 05, 2018 9:25 pm

Cataract refers to a clouding of the lens of the eye causing gradual loss of vision. It is common in old age but can also be triggered by injuries to the eye.

Awareness on cataract low in elderly: Survey

December 08, 2017 10:39 pm

Despite cataract being a leading cause of vision impairment in the above 60+ age-groups in India and other parts of Asia, 30 per cent of people cited that cataract is not a serious disease and gets better with time.

Vitamin C rich diet may slow down cataract

March 27, 2016 4:38 pm

The study suggests that simple dietary changes such as increased intake of fruit and vegetables could help protect people from cataract.

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.