The human lens is comprised largely of crystallin proteins assembled into a highly ordered, interactive macro-structure essential for lens transparency and refractive index. Any disruption of intra- or inter-protein interactions will alter this delicate structure, exposing hydrophobic surfaces, with consequent protein aggregation and cataract formation. Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide, affecting tens of millions of people1, and currently the only treatment is surgical removal of cataractous lenses.

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Delhi traffic police has sent a requirement of around 2,000 such glasses in their first batch, tenders for which will be floated soon, a top official said.

There is a spurt in viral conjunctivitis cases in the city in the last few days and doctors attribute it to the fluctuating temperatures and weather changes, which have made it conducive for the vi

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Hospitals across the city have reported an increase in vector-borne diseases such as dengue and malaria and other monsoon-related diseases like viral fever, common flu, eye and stomach infection th

A central feature of many developing countries is the presence of significant gender differentials in health outcomes. Two potential factors that can account for this are that females access treatment later than males and that they receive differential care at the medical facility. This paper explores both of these in the context of eye care. The paper studies diagnostic and surgical outcomes of 60,000 patients who sought treatment over a three-month period in 2012 at the Aravind Eye Hospital in Madurai, Tamil Nadu.

The study was aimed at estimating the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus and diabetic retinopathy in a rural population of South India.

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NIV Study Probes Severe Pink Eye Infection Seen In Last Two Outbreaks

Pune:Scientists at the National Institute of Virology (NIV) have confirmed the presence of adenovirus that caused viral conjunctivitis in Pune city during November-December 2013 and January -February 2014.

The best way to beat the heat is to probably spend time in the swimming pool or under the shower.