Those pesky flies that park themselves on food and cause diarrhoea have been blamed for causing

Leaving a light on in a sleeping baby s room may actually be harmful

River blindness, a disease that has affected thousands in west Africa, is gradually coming under control. Before 1974, onchocercal infection or river blindness was affecting 60 per cent of the

Transmitting images directly to the retina may one day help the blind see

Self-focusing spectacles are on the horizon, doing away with the need for bifocal or progressive lenses. Universal Ventures of the Cayman Islands, USA, is developing variable focus glasses that

People with poor eyesight or severe memory problems could soon be a lot more streetwise, thanks to the Auditory location Finder (ALF) - a wonderful invention being devel-oped by a team at the

scientists at the Centre for Genetic Disorders have claimed to locate a new gene responsible for congenital eye cataract. The centre is being run by the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar,

Transplanting light sensitive cells of aborted human foetuses into retinas of blind adults can enable them to see again

Two independent Boston-based research teams have linked cigarette smoking to age related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of blindness among older people. People who smoked 25 cigarettes

Contact lenses have undergone