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Ability to provide sight being shifted from corneal surgeries to newer technologies

Chennai: Corneal diseases are supposed to be the 4th most important cause for blindness worldwide after cataract, glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration. Corneal transplantation served as the golden procedure that restored the visual function when the visual impairment caused by corneal diseases became too severe.

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An ocular microbiologist’s take on medical research and avoidable blindness in India

Dr Joveeta Joseph, PhD in medical microbiology, focuses her attention on ocular microbiology. She is a microbiologist at Jhaveri Microbiology Centre, L V Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad and is involved in diagnostic and research activities pertaining to ocular infections.

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Gujarat, Telangana halt sale of Roche’s cancer treatment drug Avastin

New Delhi: Gujarat and Telangana governments have reportedly put the sales of Roche’s cancer treatment drug, Avastin, on hold after 15 patients lost their vision partially after using it in Ahmedabad.

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New insight into common cause of blindness

London: Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified an important new factor behind one of the major causes of blindness, which they hope could lead to new treatments.

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New innovation could mean eye injections are a thing of the past

London: Drugs used to treat blindness-causing disorders could be successfully administered by eye drops rather than unpleasant and expensive eye injections, according to new research led by the University College London (UCL) scientists that could be a breakthrough for the millions worldwide suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and other eye disorders.

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Study suggests link between aspirin use, age-related macular degeneration

Washington: Regular aspirin use appears to be associated with an increased risk of neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which is a leading cause of blindness in older people, and it appears to be independent of a history of cardiovascular disease and smoking, according to a report published in the JAMA Internal Medicine.

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New, easy test for age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Sydney: Scientists from Australia’s Vision Centre have demonstrated a quick, accurate test under lights for one of the world’s leading causes of blindness.

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Research represents major breakthrough in macular degeneration

Washington: University of Kentucky (UK) researchers, led by Dr Jayakrishna Ambati, have made an exciting finding in the “dry” form of age-related macular degeneration known as geographic atrophy (GA). GA is an untreatable condition that causes blindness in millions of individuals due to death of retinal pigmented epithelial cells. The paper, “ERK1/2 Activation is a Therapeutic Target in Age-Related Macular Degeneration” appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Researchers discover new treatment path for eye disease

Washington: A team of researchers, including a Georgia State University (GSU) mathematics professor, have learned more about the mechanisms of a disease that robs the elderly of their sight, which will help lead to better treatments against it in the future.

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Type of viral infection of eye associated with disease causing blindness in the elderly

Washington: A team of researchers, including a scientist from the Viral Immunology Centre at Georgia State University, have found that a type of herpes virus infection of the eye is associated with neovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a disease that causes blindness in the elderly.

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