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Vision problems affect 2.2 billion people, warns WHO

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

New antioxidant may prevent and cure cataracts

Scientists claim to have developed a new antioxidant that could prevent and even cure cataracts.

Business Dairy: Ramee Group bets big on Pune

Ramee Group of Hotels marked its entry into the Pune hospitality sector with an investment of over Rs 100 crore after the launch of “Ramee Grand” — the group’s first 5-star boutique property - at Shivajinagar recently.