Archive for August 2016

On August 17, 2016

Yoga For Eyes

It is not just the limbs and torso that benefit from yoga, even the eyes can reap good results. Here’s how… Yoga, the centuries’ old curative exercise regime that has always worked wonders for the body and mind, is also a great miracle worker for the eyes. Ophthalmologists across the world are now increasingly advising
On August 16, 2016

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus, pronounced “kair-uh-toe-CONE-us,” is a condition where the cornea protrudes outward like a cone. The name comes from Greek (keratokonus) where it literally means “cornea cone.” Keratoconus symptoms It’s unclear why keratoconus arises in certain individuals, but we do know that it causes symptoms because of both the deformed shape of the cornea and the
On August 16, 2016

Identifying Vision Problems In Children

Vision problems are extremely common in children, however parents should keep a look out for warning signs to ensure that the little ones receive timely treatment With summer breaks setting in, your children are likely to spend a lot of time watching television, playing games, swimming and doing a host of other activities that actually
On August 13, 2016

Keeping An Eye On Cataract

Globally, 285 million people are visually impaired and cataract is the leading cause of blindness Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss due to aging, currently afflicting 20 million people worldwide. This condition occurs when clear protein in the natural lens called crystallins become opaque, making it cloudy. This scatters light rays passing through
On August 13, 2016

Eye Study Highlights Long-Lasting Benefits Of Diabetes Control

NIH-funded study shows less diabetic retinopathy progression among those who underwent intensive glycemic control People with type 2 diabetes who intensively controlled their blood sugar level during the landmark ‘Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk in Diabetes’ (ACCORD) Trial Eye Study were found to have cut their risk of diabetic retinopathy in half in a follow-up