Can Prolonged Use of a Tight Necktie Cause Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a group of conditions which is characterized by damaged optic nerve (the nerve which conveys visual information from the eye to the brain) and loss of field of vision. One of the most important risk factors for glaucoma is high intraocular pressure (IOP). If the pressure inside the eye is high, it damages the optic nerve. Since this process in insidious, visual field of the affected eye is gradually lost. In the late [...]

2016-11-08T22:39:11+05:30December 15th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Lifestyle, Research|0 Comments

Top Five Causes of Blindness

According to World Health Organization (WHO), the causes of blindness differ significantly in developed and developing countries. The difference basically lies in the availability or non-availability of modern surgical technology, health infrastructure and the level of awareness of availability of treatment options among the people. Following is the list of top five causes of blindness worldwide: 1. Cataract: With 47.9 percent of all causes of blindness, cataract tops the chart in all parts of the [...]

2019-12-17T06:06:02+05:30December 14th, 2014|Eye Facts, Research|0 Comments

Color of Your Sclera Is a Cue for Your Health, Attractiveness and Age

Sclera is the tough outer coat of the eyeball. If you consider the surface anatomy of the eye, sclera is the white part of the eyeball. The white part actually is a combination of two layers - sclera is covered anteriorly with conjunctiva which is largely transparent. You will notice that the sclera in young children is quite white and 'spotless'. As we age, the sclera gradually becomes yellowish and even brownish. This is the [...]

2019-12-15T22:20:09+05:30December 9th, 2014|Beauty, Research|1 Comment

Weigh Your Risk Factors of Developing Cataract

There are many types of cataract. The most common type is age-related. This simply means that all of us will eventually have cataract in varying degrees in our life time. Age related cataract may appear anytime in your later years of life. In some people it may develop early while it may not be visually significant even in their seventies, for instance. Similarly, the degree and type of cataract may vary. The resultant visual disability [...]

2016-11-09T19:03:27+05:30August 25th, 2014|Diseases & Conditions, Research|0 Comments
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