Vitamin D to care for your eyes

vitamind_sourcesDid you know that Vitamin D protects your eyes from eye conditions like macular degeneration and blindness? Vitamin D has been well known for preventing bone deformities, but recently it has been revealed to be effective in eye care too.

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Eye specialist Dr. John Eigenbrodt and his EVC

officeIts a story of a boy who saw himself treating people's eye in future. The boy is now none other than Dr. John Eigenbrodt, a name in eye care.

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Congenital amaurosis vanishes through gene therapy

fe_pr_bh_pioneers_bennettmaguire185x278A 9-year-old Italian boy who once used a white cane, now plays soccer for the first time in his life. This has been made possible by the miracle worked by a joint venture of Jean Bennett and Albert Maguire.

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Stargardt’s disease - defective gene threatening your vision, are you aware?

Stargardts-DiaeaseStargardt’s Disease is an autossomal recessive hereditary disease included in the group of degenerative macular diseases, which consists in progressive lost of cones in fovea of both eyes, leading to variable levels of central vision loss. At fundoscopy, there’s often the presence of yellowish flecks around the macula, a condition called fundus flavimaculatus.

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Contact lens safety; a FDA reminder for public

contact-lens-carePeople who are reluctant about following instructions regarding the proper use of contact lens are on the other way increasing the risk of even blindness.

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Computer eye syndrome is alarming: beware geeks

12904-clipart-picture-of-a-frustrated-desktop-computer-mascot-cartoon-characterComputer eye syndrome is something very common to most of us who have to work in front of the computers for several hours, at a stretch. We can't keep out ourselves away from computers, at this recession market, as it might make loose our jobs. But can we put our eyes at stake?

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Intra-ocular pressure varies in high altitude

An Indian eye specialist Dr Shahay while talking with TOI  regarding frequent chopper flying by politicians in these pre election days, says that high altitude leads to a temporary increase in intra-ocular pressure which may lead to stress in eyes.

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Blind British child hoping to see for the first time through stem cell therapy

22 years old British boy Joshua Clark is suffering from Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, an untreatable eyeblind-british-child condition that put him into the world of darkness.

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New CXL eye treatment save the eye sight of US gold medalist

Steven-HolcombA new breakthrough treatment save American pilot Steven Holcomb (who won the first bobsled gold medal ever for the United States in that event in 50 years) who was going blind due to a dangerous  eye condition known as keratoconus.

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Alcon and Mercy Ships joined hands to eradicate African blindness

africa-mercyAlcon the world's leading eye care company, who has been improving eye health and vision for more than 60 years, offers a  $50,000 grant to Mercy Ships for the expansion of the training component of the Mercy Vision program for Africa.

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