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Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)

Implantable contact lens (ICL) are contact lenses alternatives used for correcting the vision, but unlike traditional contact lenses, these are positioned such that they remain in the eye for a much longer duration of time. While the regular external contacts lenses are placed on the surface of the eye, implantable lenses are surgically placed inside the eyes. They are implanted between the iris and the natural lens. However, if there are any major changes in your vision, the ICLs...

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Vision Impairment causes a negative impact on the global economy

Is it hard for you to read normal or small text on your smartphone? Do you have trouble reading a magazine, menu or the information on a prescription bottle? Does holding text away from your body at arm's length actually help you focus? If you answered "yes" to these questions, you might have an eye problem which is called presbyopia. It is the progressively diminishing ability of the eye to focus on up-close items, which for many becomes noticeable around...

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What is Lazy eye?

Any guesses? No! It’s not sleepy eyes! Lazy eyes, also known as Amblyopia, is an early childhood condition in which a child’s eyesight does not develop as it should in one eye. Without treatment, your brain will learn to ignore the image that comes from the weaker eye. That can cause permanent vision problems. Amblyopia generally develops from birth up to age 7 years. It is the leading cause of decreased vision among children. Rarely, lazy eye affects both eyes. Early...

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Blindness can creep slowly

Losing your eyesight for ever is a nightmare for everyone. But for diabetic patients, it’s a constant valid fear. Yes! You read right. Diabetes can cause blindness slowly. The damage to the retina of the eye caused by diabetes — called diabetic retinopathy — is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness nowadays. Diabetes is a metabolic disease that affects the body’s ability to metabolize blood sugar. It is a chronic condition. The body produces insulin in the pancreas...

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Are Coronavirus and Conjunctivitis related?

By now, the whole world knows what COVID-19 is capable of doing – fever, cough, and shortness of breath that can take 2 to 14 days to show up after a person gets exposed to the virus. In some people, the infection can get so severe that it can develop into pneumonia, leading to complications or even death. As the world is grappling with the pandemic, researchers, doctors and scientists are all working day and night to formulate a...

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