Tag Archives: Cataract

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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New research may lead to non-surgical cataract treatment

Washington: The University of Massachusetts Amherst recently licensed a new technology to Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc that holds promise of revolutionizing the treatment of cataracts and presbyopia, based on early phase discoveries by polymer physicist Murugappan Muthukumar and former graduate student Ben Mohr regarding the fundamental science of proteins in the lens of the human eye.

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New compound can reverse cataract

New York: A team of scientists has identified a new chemical that can be used in eye drops to reverse cataracts which are a leading cause of blindness worldwide.

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‘32.5% in Jharkhand forest suffering from cataract’

Ranchi: Over 32 per cent of people in Saranda forest in Jharkhand are suffering from cataract, a doctor said on Monday after conducting an eye camp that was inaugurated by the union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh on Republic Day.

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