Age-related cataracts (ARCs) are an important cause of blindness in developing countries. Although antioxidants may be part of the body's defense to prevent ARC, environmental contaminants may contribute to their pathogenesis. Elevated exposure to mercury (Hg) and selenium (Se) has been reported in fish-eating populations of the lower Tapaj

The neo-natal clinic at the government hospital in Mandya, 90 km from Bangalore, is surprisingly clean as ophthalmologist Anand Vinekar, 35, wheels in a Retcam, a cutting-edge diagnostic device the size of a television set. Vinekar then pulls out what looks like a hair dryer from the device.

Creation Of Artificial Tissues Will End Reliance On Donations

Beijing: Chinese scientists are cultivating human cells in a laboratory in a bid to produce artificial cornea, bringing hope to over five million people suffering from corneal blindness in the country.

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MUMBAI/HYDERABAD: If it does pass the muster, it could be India

Novartis yesterday underlined its determination to expand beyond its core drugs business, but denied that spending $50bn on Alcon put it in the same category as other pharmaceuticals groups diversifying to counter falling drug discovery rates or looming patent expiries.

ornithology Birds love noise The house finch and the black-chinned hummingbird are unaffected by noise pollution. In fact, they prefer to nest in noisier areas because it increases their chances of survival. A team isolated the effects of noise pollution on bird communities. For this they chose regions with natural gas extraction plants which contain noise-generating compressors. The

Aout 50,000 people of the two neglected and backward northern districts of Panchagarh and Thakurgaon have been suffering in various eye diseases.

And they easily fall prey to different eye diseases due to poverty and unawareness. Since there is no eye treatment center locally, the patients cannot treat their eye diseases.

Vitamin B supplements may reduce the risk for age-related macular degeneration, at least in women with cardiovascular disease or at risk for it. Macular degeneration, a disease that destroys the central area of the retina, is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 50.

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