The United Nations has estimated that about 39 million people are blind globally, while another 1.3 billion people live with some form of near vision impairment.

Blindness in Liberia is increasing by the thousands ever year, according to Dr. Edward B. Gizzie, head of the Liberia Eye Center at the John F.

Children in national Capital are suffering more than the adults from eye cancer.

INSPIRED by tiny structures on transparent butterfly wings, scientists have developed a light-manipulating surface for more effective and longer-lasting eye implants for glaucoma patients.

MUMBAI: Dengue, in rare instances, has been known to cause blindness.

Mumbai: Retinoblastoma, a rare form of eye cancer affecting only about 2,000 people in India per year, is the most common among children under the age of five.

Rwanda has become the first low-income country to provide universal eye care for its 12 million population.

The number of blind people across the world is set to triple within the next four decades, researchers suggest.

Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) deliver higher levels of blue light to the retina than do conventional domestic light sources. Chronic exposure to high-intensity light (2,000–10,000 lux) has previously been found to result in light-induced retinal injury, but chronic exposure to relatively low-intensity (750 lux) light has not been previously assessed with LEDs in a rodent model. Researchers examined LED-induced retinal neuronal cell damage in the Sprague-Dawley rat using functional, histological, and biochemical measurements.

Snake tablets were followed by ladis (strings of 1,000 crackers), pulpuls (a kind of colourful fuljhadis), fuljhadis, chakris and anaars in the level of pollutants generated.

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