Lasers found in toys such as lightsabers and spinning tops could cause serious injury and even BLINDNESS, warn experts

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has flagged up that many toys, such as toy guns, contain lasers that can damage the eye’s retina.
Source: the Mail online | Health - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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[Daily News] THE public has been advised to go on regular eye checkup and early treatment in case of symptoms to tame blindness and visual impairment.
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - Category: African Health Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Three new topical glaucoma medications offer additional treatment options for patient with glaucoma. Further research is needed to better understand the utility of sustained release formulations in the treatment of glaucoma. PMID: 33019870 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Seminars in Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Tags: Semin Ophthalmol Source Type: research
To examine data from Delaware nursing homes to determine prevalence of age-related eye diseases (AREDs), vision impairment, and blindness and to compare the findings with the results of 11 US investigations of vision and eye health in nursing homes.
Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association - Category: Health Management Authors: Tags: Original Study Source Type: research
To characterize internet search engine patterns of American internet users for common causes of blindness and low vision
Source: American Journal of Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Original Articles Source Type: research
The quality of life can be impacted negatively by blindness arising from cataract. The total prevalence of blindness in Kenya is estimated at 0.7%, however cataract contributes almost half (43%) of the total b...
Source: BMC Ophthalmology - Category: Opthalmology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
Toxoplasmosis is one of the common chronic infections caused by the parasite Toxoplasma gondii. Even though its infection in healthy non-pregnant women is self-limited and largely asymptomatic, the main concern is the risk to the fetus by vertical transmission in pregnancy. Congenital toxoplasmosis can result in permanent neurological damage and even serious morbidity such as blindness. Screening programs are implemented in various countries depending on the prevalence and virulence of the parasite in the respective regions.
Source: European Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology - Category: OBGYN Authors: Tags: Full length article Source Type: research
This article is concerned with only the sex-linked form of essential hereditary color blindness. A model of a 'small' population is constructed to explore the dynamics of occurrence of color blindness. Different mutation rates are introduced for eggs and sperm. Birth and death rates of affected individuals are assumed to be the same as those in the unaffected. Simulation demonstrates that large changes in frequency occur randomly from the combined effects of mutation, transmission of genes from generation to generation and births and deaths. A reference is made to the hypothesis that observed differences in rates are due t...
Source: Twin Research and Human Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Authors: Tags: Twin Res Hum Genet Source Type: research
Discussion Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections are common with an estimated 50% of the US population being infected by age 30, and with latent infection harboring in the trigeminal nerve in 100% of people by age 60 years. HSV infections can cause a vesicular or pustular skin rash that is painful, burning or pruritic and also flu-like symptoms with fever, chills, headache, and fatigue. HSV can also be asymptomatic. To laymen, herpes simplex viruses cause “cold sores,” but to health care personnel, herpes causes many systemic infections including eczema herpeticum, folliculitis, herpes gladiatorum, whitlow, e...
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
by Michael Saheb Kashaf, Beatriz E. Mu ñoz, Harran Mkocha, Meraf A. Wolle, Fahd Naufal, Sheila K. West BackgroundTrachoma is the leading infectious cause of blindness. Repeated or persistent ocular infection withChlamydia trachomatis in childhood leads to conjunctival scarring, usually in adulthood but often earlier in areas with greater disease burden. There are limited longitudinal data examining change in scarring in children, especially where trachoma rates are low. Methodology/Principal findingsA cohort of children, ages 1 –9 years, were randomly selected at baseline from 38 communities in Kongwa, Tanzani...
Source: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases - Category: Tropical Medicine Authors: Source Type: research
Berberine protects against diabetic retinopathy by inhibiting cell apoptosis via deactivation of the NF‑κB signaling pathway. Mol Med Rep. 2020 Nov;22(5):4227-4235 Authors: Zhai J, Li Z, Zhang H, Ma L, Ma Z, Zhang Y, Zou J, Li M, Ma L, Wang X, Li X Abstract A number of studies have reported that diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the major cause of blindness. Berberine (BBR) is a bioactive constituent that displays effects on blood glucose; however, the mechanism underlying the role of BBR during the development of DR is not completely understood. In the present study, a rat model of DR was successfu...
Source: Molecular Medicine Reports - Category: Molecular Biology Tags: Mol Med Rep Source Type: research
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