Tag Archives: Blindness

Honey Kills Dangerous Fungi, Discovers Researcher

Honey, a widely used ingredient in all Ayurvedic medicines has come into limelight for its properties to act on pathogenic fungi which are fatal for many humans and animals. Researchers from the University of Manchester in United Kingdom found that honey, especially Surgihoney can kill Fusarium, a fungus that can cause blindness or even death. Using Surgihoney that is biologically ...

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Did You Know Dengue Can Affect Your Eyesight?

As Dengue cases are soaring high in India, especially in the national capital; another dreadful aspect of it being able to cause loss of eyesight has been discovered. As explained by a research, published in the journal “Survey of Ophthalmology” some ordinary ocular expressions due to dengue are subconjunctival, edema and retinal hemorrhages with symptoms ranging from scotomata, floaters and ...

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Epilepsy drug may protect vision in multiple sclerosis patients: Study

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may also protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), an auto-immune disease in which the body seemingly attacks itself, says a new study by an Indian-origin doctor. The epilepsy drug phenytoin can help prevent nerve damage and blindness in MS, the findings showed. “About half of people with MS ...

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Blindness caused by Diabetes Reversible with Common Drug: Study

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A prescription drug commonly used to treat age-related vision defects can also reverse vision loss caused by diabetes, says a study led by an Indian-origin physician. The drug, Ranibizumab is sold by US-based Genentech under the trade name, Lucentis, to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD) that causes loss of the ability to see straight ahead and may make it more ...

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Pollinator Population Dwindling, Risk of Malnutrition Increases

A new study reveals that over half the people in some developing countries could be at the risk of malnutrition if crop-pollinating animals like bees continue to decline. Scientists at the University of Vermont and Harvard University have connected what people actually eat in four developing countries to the pollination requirements of the crops that provide their food and nutrients. ...

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Restoration of Eyesight May be Incomplete in Long-Term Blindness

A new study by the scientists has discovered that the rewiring of the senses that occurs in the brains of the long-term blind means that visual restoration may never be complete. The scientists at the University of Montreal and the University of Trento reveal that surgery cannot completely undo the brain rewiring caused by long-term blindness. “We had the opportunity ...

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Gene linked to blindness discovered: report

After studying hereditary cause of eye-sight loss in a large Louisiana family over generations, scientists have revealed a new gene related to an incurable eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa as the main culprit. Retinitis pigmentosa damages the retina and its early symptoms include decreased night vision and peripheral vision and this may end up in blindness.The retina works like a ...

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Own Stem Cells Repair Affected Cornea in Experiment; No Eye Donations in Future?

A joint study of the Indian and American stem cell researchers has achieved a breakthrough that stem cells in eye possess the ability to restore eye health back to original status even after getting affected by scarring or whitening of the cornea that leads to blindness. In their experiment, the scientists retrieved stromal stem cells from the limbus or area ...

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