Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: Eyes

Nerve damage in eyes could help identify patients suffering from ‘long Covid’, study says

Patients with neurological symptoms post Covid showed more corneal nerve fibre damage than those who had not been infected, the study shows.

All-women IIT team develops improved treatment for fungal eye infection that affects farmers

Infected vegetable matter can cause fungal infection in eyes called fungal keratitis in farmers, which can also cause blindness. Natamycin is the only FDA-approved drug used to treat it.

How The Gambia beat trachoma, an infection that causes blindness

A trachoma task force, antibiotics, thousands of health workers, and eye care units have helped The Gambia control one of the most infectious diseases.

WFH, online classes, binge-watching during lockdown have started another ‘outbreak’

It’s a collective burden for students and workers who find themselves spending more and more time on screens and gadgets to keep up with life.

If you’re losing sight to retina degeneration, UC Berkeley has a ray of hope for you

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Glasses with fresh organic vegetable and fruit juices. | Flickr

Stay away from detox ‘scams’. No single food or drink can be your medical miracle

The belief that you can cleanse your body after a party, festival, or binge-eating weekend is a myth in medical science. Detox therapies are a scam.
Representational image of a jewellery store | ANI

India Jewellery Park to be set up in Mumbai, aims to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment

The Gem & Jewellery Export Promotion Council and Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation have signed a draft agreement granting possession of a plot for setting up the park.


Foreign secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla meets German Navy chief Vice Admiral Kay-Achim Schönbach on 20 January. | Twitter | @MEAIndia

New chapter in ties as Indian foreign secy meets Germany navy chief, warship ‘Bayern’ visits

With Germany identifying India as one of the key partners in its Indo-Pacific policy, a German frigate entered Indian waters for a port call in Mumbai, in a major signal to China.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.