Vision loss: Four foods that can lead to 'total blindness' - expert issues grave warning
VISION loss undermines quality of life, making even simple tasks onerous. Although your vision tends to weaken as you get older, diet can speed up this decline and in some cases worsen it. According to Sharon Copeland from Feel Good Contacts, four foods can spur on the development of age-related macular degeneration , which can lead to "total blindness". (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 21, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Contact lens that can release drug could be used to treat glaucoma
Invention can deliver medication after detecting pressure in the eye from fluid buildup, scientists sayA contact lens that can release a drug if it detects high pressure within the eye has been created by scientists who say it could help treat glaucoma.Glaucoma is an eye disease that involves damage to the optic nerve, and can lead to blindness if not treated.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - May 17, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Science correspondent Tags: Medical research Blindness and visual impairment Health Science Society World news Source Type: news

Change blindness in simulated driving in individuals with homonymous visual field loss - Swan G, Xu J, Baliutaviciute V, Bowers A.
Individuals with homonymous visual field loss (HVFL) fail to perceive visual information that falls within the blind portions of their visual field. This places additional burden on memory to represent information in their blind visual field, which may mak... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 17, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Life After Death: Reviving Light-Sensing Cells in Donor Eyes
Scientists revive light-sensing neuron cells in organ donor eyes and restore communication between them as part of a series of discoveries that stand to transform brain and vision research (Source: Disabled World)
Source: Disabled World - May 16, 2022 Category: Disability Tags: Blindness and Vision Loss Source Type: news

Variations in clinical manifestations and outcomes of penetrating ocular injuries with intraocular foreign bodies: a case series - Adriono GA, Agustiawan R, Fibrian KC, Ardiani LS, Irawati Y.
We present nine male patients with IOFBs, aged 28-64  years old, which displayed a wide spectrum of findings. Based on IO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 11, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Bilateral blindness following a stabbing assault: a case report - Lachkar A, Benfadil D, Elayoubi F.
Introduction Stabbing is relatively frequent in Morocco and constitutes a major public health concern. Our observation is interesting by the particularity and the aggressiveness of the trauma leading to an irreversible bilateral blindness. Case presenta... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Diabetes warning: Three common habits known to cause the 'Somogyi phenomenon'
DIABETES, if not well-treated, can cause severe complications such as stroke, heart attack and blindness. Effective blood sugar control is key to avoiding such problems, and failure to do so can result in the "Somogyi phenomenon". The effect, which causes blood sugar levels to spike in the morning, has three known causes according to health bodies. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Paediatric traumatic cataracts in Southwest China: epidemiological profile - Wang P, Fu Q, Yin H, Wang L, Liu L.
This study aimed to characterize the epidemiological... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 9, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

The 'Tinkerbell Tip Lift' that could lead to blistered skin or even blindness
The 'Tinkerbell tip lift', as clinics call it, costs £300 to £500 and is advertised on social media by cosmetic companies claiming it is a pain-free procedure that can give a 'refined and feminine look' in 10 mins. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 30, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure can put you at a greater risk of ‘irreversible blindness' - symptoms
APART from hiking your risk of medical emergencies, ranging from heart attacks to stroke, high blood pressure can also put you at a greater risk of glaucoma. What's worse, this eye condition is considered to be one of the "most common causes of irreversible blindness". Here are the warning signs to spot. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 12, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gene Therapy Shows Modest Success for Genetic Blindness Gene Therapy Shows Modest Success for Genetic Blindness
Gene therapy delivered by intravitreal injection can counter visual degeneration associated with Leber hereditary optic neuropathy, new phase 3 trial data suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - April 4, 2022 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Incident cases of vision impairment and blindness among adult foreign-born and Swedish-born individuals: a national Swedish study - Wandell P, Li X, Carlsson AC, Sundquist J, Sundquist K.
PURPOSE: To analyse risk of vision impairment (VI) and blindness in adult foreign-born individuals and Swedish-born individuals. METHODS: A nationwide study of individuals 18 years of age and older (N  = 6,042,891; 2,902,918 men and 3,139,973 wo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 4, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

User-centered implementation of motion tracking sensors for people with visual impairments and blindness - Nam Kim H.
[The publisher has not provided an abstract for this article.] Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 31, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Commentary Source Type: news

Zebardast Wins Research to Prevent Blindness 2021 Career Development Award
Nazlee Zebardast, MD, MSc, of the Division of Ophthalmology, was awarded the 2021 Career Development Award from Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB). This four-year, $300,000 award recognizes promising junior ophthalmology faculty with demonstrated po (Source: BWH News)
Source: BWH News - March 30, 2022 Category: Hospital Management Source Type: news

UCLA receives $5 million to help translate promising research from lab to clinic
A $5 million gift from the Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation will help ensure that promising UCLA research on new treatments for diseases and innovative biomedical devices can advance from the lab to clinical settings.  The gift will establish the Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Research Acceleration Fund at theEli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research at UCLA and the Alfred E. Mann Family Foundation Technology Development Fund at theCalifornia NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.Both funds will facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration among UCLA scientists.“The research supported by this g...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - March 21, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news