Thursday, 18 August, 2022

Topic: Eyes

Short-sightedness is increasing globally. Half the world’s population will suffer by 2050

Researchers found that the more years spent in education, the greater the risk a person had of developing myopia.

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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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.