The Leading Cause of Blindness Is Almost Completely Treatable

It's pretty much a fact of life that if you live long enough you will develop cataracts. But it's also pretty much a fact that you can do something about more>
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CONCLUSIONS: The nutritional content of the plant is significant, and it has incredible therapeutic potential. The findings of this study are needed to investigate the therapeutic potential, as it may be a promising option for drug development.PMID:35002548 | PMC:PMC8739926 | DOI:10.1155/2021/8817288
Source: The Scientific World Journal - Category: Science Authors: Source Type: research
Objective To estimate global prevalence of blindness and vision loss caused by glaucoma, and to evaluate the impact of socioeconomic factors on it. Design A population-based observational study. Setting The prevalence of blindness and vision loss due to glaucoma were obtained from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 database. The Human Development Index (HDI), inequality-adjusted HDI and other socioeconomic data were acquired from international open databases. Main outcome measures The prevalence of blindness and vision loss due to glaucoma by age, gender, subregion and Socio-Demographic Index (SDI) levels. Multiple...
Source: BMJ Open - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Open access, Ophthalmology Source Type: research
In this study, we showed that the iPaD (inducing Plagl2 and anti-Dyrk1a) lentivirus substantially rejuvenated the proliferative and neurogenic potential of NSCs in the aged brain. Clonal analysis by a sparse labeling approach as well as transcriptome analysis indicated that iPaD can rejuvenate aged NSCs (19-21 mo of age) to a level comparable with those at 1 or 2 months of age and successfully improved cognition of aged mice. Once rejuvenated and activated by iPaD, aged dormant NSCs can generate, on average, 4.9 neurons but very few astrocytes in 3-week tracing. Furthermore, these activated NSCs were maintained for ...
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
The prevalence of visual impairment and blindness due to diabetic cataract or retinopathy (DR) has shown an increasing trend recently. DR is also the leading cause of preventable blindness observed among adults. Our aim was to determine the epidemiological disease burden of type 2 diabetes with ophthalmic complications in Hungary.
Source: Value in Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Source Type: research
Well, here we are again, at the end of another pandemic year, a year older and - hopefully - a year wiser and more knowledgeable. I said all that really needs to be said on the topic of COVID-19 as an age-related condition at the end of last year. We might hope that, given widespread vaccination, the pandemic will become a topic of diminishing importance as the year ahead progresses, even given the present round of variants, fears, and reintroduction of restrictions. Advocacy for Aging Research Have we finally made significant progress in convincing the world that aging is the cause of age-related disease, th...
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Comput Math Methods Med. 2021 Dec 8;2021:7666365. doi: 10.1155/2021/7666365. eCollection 2021.ABSTRACTOne of the most common visual disorders is cataracts, which people suffer from as they get older. The creation of a cloud on the lens of our eyes is known as a cataract. Blurred vision, faded colors, and difficulty seeing in strong light are the main symptoms of this condition. These symptoms frequently result in difficulty doing a variety of tasks. As a result, preliminary cataract detection and prevention may help to minimize the rate of blindness. This paper is aimed at classifying cataract disease using convolutional n...
Source: Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine - Category: Statistics Authors: Source Type: research
In conclusion, the low dose, prolonged angiotensin II exposure is associated with the induction of senescence in kidneys and the promotion of an inflammatory microenvironment through both secreted factors and immune cells. Endothelial cells appear to be a major cell type impacted. The elimination of senescent cells in the INK-ATTAC transgenic model prevents these effects of angiotensin II and reveals a novel pathophysiologic mechanism amenable to targeting by senolytic drugs in development. CYTOR Upregulation as a Path to Improved Muscle Function in Later Life
Source: Fight Aging! - Category: Research Authors: Tags: Newsletters Source Type: blogs
This study aimed to identify the resources available for cataract surgery in children, and to assess current surgical practices, ...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Conclusions Cataract was more prevalent in women using biomass for cooking compared with those using clean fuel.
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original articles - Clinical science Source Type: research
Cataract formation is a common cause of visual deficiency leading to blindness. It has numerous known risk factors which include obesity [1]. The effects of weight-loss secondary to metabolic surgery on the development of this condition, however, had not yet been studied. The authors of this manuscript have performed a sophisticated propensity score-matched sequential cohort study with data from the highly validated Swedish healthcare registries [2]. They should be congratulated on this important addition to the literature.
Source: Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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