How Diabetes making you Blind?
Over time, high blood sugar levels from diabetes lead to damage of the retina, the layer on the back of the eye that captures images and sends them as nerve signals to the brain. Whether diabetic retinopathy develops depends in part on how high blood sugar levels have been and how long they have been above a target range. Other things that may increase your risk for diabetic retinopathy include high blood pressure, pregnancy, a family history of the condition, kidney disease, high cholesterol, and whether you smoke. Man who lost his sight to diabetic retinopathy, now helps others - I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes when I was 9 years old -- 42 years ago and back then we didn’t have many tools to manage the disease. It was basically "take your one shot of insulin per day and hope for the best." And that was pretty much how I managed diabetes.
Smartphones are making children squint
Excessive usage of mobile phones in children has been resulting in squint and double vision. Doctors from the Advanced Eye Centre at PGI conducted the study and the research paper was published in an international journal of Neuro-ophthalmology.
It's an eye opener for all of us. At present, the department is probing into the ill-effects of smart phones on human eye. Till we gain better insights into the root cause of these defects, we should make sure that children refrain from using mobile phones excessively.
In this era of Social Media, Laptops, TVs, and viral memes, most things have become easier. Digital technologies have transformed our lives. But, something that has suffered a lot in this process is our eyes. Staring at a screen for an extended period strains our eyes. When we watch, work, or gaze at screens, we almost forget to blink. Our eyes get tired. In the long run, it distorts and destroys our vision and eyesight. Digital usage and interaction are increasing day by day. Therefore, we need strong, fit, and healthy eyes with a perfect 20/20 vision.
A pilot study on Effects of Eye Yogic Exercises & alternative Therapies on Eyesight Improvement By Preksha Eye Yoga
A descriptive comparative study was conducted at the Preksha Eye Yoga Centre for Vision Improvement. A total of 95 subjects who have refractive errors were included in this study. The inclusion criteria in the study group were person who have any one of the three refractive errors - Myopia, Hyperopia and Astigmatism. Person with presbyopia were not included. The subjects with a cutoff point of VA of 6/12 or more. The methodology of both the assessment and the therapy was explained to the subjects. The consent form was provided, and informed consent was obtained from all of them. A detailed history and eye examination for visual acuity of the subjects were performed and recorded. The subjects underwent the Centre for Vision improvement programmer for one to two months. The clinical eye examination was conducted after the program and comparison was made between the pre and post vision therapy program.
Results in Different age group
A total of 95 subjects examined with average direct vision value (DV) of both eye (BE) was 0.16 (2/12 Visual acuity) and recorded as pre-test average direct vision of both eye. After apply the regular eye yoga therapy treatment program. We observed the average improvement among subjects after 7 days (1 week) 0.22 (2/9 VA), after 3 week 0.25 (3/12 VA) and after 6 weeks to 0.44 (4/9 VA).
Stress may lead to Vision Loss and worsen Eye condition
Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows - A new analysis of clinical reports and existing research suggests that "stress is both consequence and cause of vision loss." The findings indicate that clinicians should refrain from adding any unnecessary stress to their patients, and that reducing stress may help to restore vision. Stress causes and worsens eye conditions After analyzing hundreds of studies and clinical trials, Prof. Sabel and his colleagues conclude that stress is not only a consequence of vision loss, but that it may also aggravate eye conditions. As he explains, "There is clear evidence of a psychosomatic component to vision loss, as stress is an important cause — not just a consequence — of progressive vision loss resulting from diseases such as glaucoma, optic neuropathy, diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Asian cities are suffering from myopia
Massive rise in Asian eye damage Up to 90% of school leavers in major Asian cities are suffering from myopia - short-sightedness - a study suggests. Researchers say the "extraordinary rise" in the problem is being caused by students working very hard in school and missing out on outdoor light.
60 million people are suffering from Computer Vision Syndrome! Are you on the list?
Computer Vision Syndrome, also called digital eye strain does not just affect our eyesight but also compromises on our productivity. Almost of all us spend more than half of our day while looking at our laptop and phone screens, leading to computer vision syndrome.