Top 10 eye problems with children that parents must know

lazy-eye-or-amblyopiaVision problems can easily go undetected with kids because children assume that everyone sees the same way they do. About 20% of kids entering kindergarten has undetected vision conditions.

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To fill the gap between gender and eye care US NGOs join hands

US NGOs are determined to solve together the gender inequity in the delivery and uptake of eye care services. They want that millions of women and girls who would otherwise remain blind should have a chance to restore their vision and could attend school, return to work and care for their families.

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Students helpd Lions eyeglass mission at Maxico

Detroid Lake Lions club was accompanied by students  from Holy Rosary School in Detroit Lakes and medical students from the University of Minnesota and Ohio State College of Optometry on their annual trip to Maxico to help needy people with eyeglasses.

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Free cataract surgery and eyeglasses for Indonesian school teachers

The Denpasar Education Board, in cooperation with the Indonesian Humanitarian Organization (YKI), have arranged a free eye treatment event for elementary school teachers in Denpasar.

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Potential Trachoma prevention needs the whole family be treated at a time: New study

As per World Health Organisation (WHO), trachoma is an infectious disease responsible, at present, for approximately 3% of the world's blindness. Worldwide, there are about 8 million people irreversibly visually impaired by trachoma; an estimated 84 million cases of active disease in need of treatment, if blindness is to be prevented.

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Indian sugar producers plans to plant a million dollar ophthalmology center at Ethiopia

An Indian Sugar Factory in Ethiopia signed a memorandum of understanding with the Addis Ababa City Health Bureau to establish an Ophthalmology center worth a million dollars  12,000 msq in the premises of Zewditu Memorial Hospital. The eye care center  will be called OIA India Eye Care Center.

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Corneal neovascularization (Blood Vessels Growth) could be treated by Avastin

New study confirms that short-term topical bevacizumab therapy reduces the severity of formation of new blood vessels in the cornea that can create impaired vision or vision loss. The results are currently published online on the Archives of Ophthalmology website at www.archophthalmol.com.

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How to celebrate this family eye health month?

March is the Family Eye Health Month,  it is an annual national public awareness campaign which highlights the importance of preventive eye health and regular eye examinations.

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Don’t blame erectile-dysfunction drugs for eye damage: says US researchers

Cheer up men!  mighty Viagra and its famous counter part Cialis has been identified as innocent regarding eye damaging  blames, it causes no significant visual dysfunction, according to a recent study which was published online today in the Archives of Opthalmology.

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Damage and cloudy cornea repaired by stem cell therapy

The cornea is normally a nearly invisible, clear structure covering the iris of the eye. Its two purposes are to transmit and focus the light entering the eye. A cloudy cornea is a loss of transparency of the cornea.

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