Glaucoma News

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.

Optic nerve stimulation offers hope for visually impaired

Researchers noted that blindness affects an estimated 39 million people in the world.


Glaucoma: Know the types, symptoms, risk factors and how to manage the condition

Glaucoma is called the silent thief of sight, because there may be no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. This condition threatens vision and is known to gradually steal sight without warning.

Chandigarh: Advance Eye Centre at PGIMER to kick off awareness campaign

To commemorate World Glaucoma Week from March 10-16, PGIMER planned a chain of activities in order to spread more awareness about glaucoma, a leading cause of irreversible blindness in India.

Smart device may help glaucoma patients save eyesight

The glaucoma drainage device is built with microactuators that vibrate when a magnetic field is introduced. The vibrations shake loose the biomaterials that have built up in the tube.

Can a cup of hot tea every day keep glaucoma away?

According to researchers, tea contains antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective chemicals, which have been associated with a lowered risk of serious conditions, including heart disease, cancer and diabetes.


‘Wrong use of steroid-based eye drops leads to glaucoma’

The next time you use eye drops for a small discomfort in your eye,make sure its under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.

‘Wrong use of steroid-based eye drops leads to glaucoma’

The next time you use any eye drop for a small discomfort,make sure its under the supervision of an ophthalmologist.

Chandigarh: Street play marks World Glaucoma Week

World Glaucoma Week 2016 started on March 6 and will continue till March 12.

Use of steroids to treat eye infections major cause of glaucoma among kids

Blindness due to glaucoma is permanent and has no cure. However, it can be prevented by timely diagnosis and treatment.