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Indian-origin scientist brings blindness cure closer to reality

chandigarh Updated: Feb 19, 2014 23:21 IST

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An Indian-origin scientist has discovered an ultra-thin layer hidden deep in the eye that can help treat glaucoma, taking a step closer to curing blindness caused by the ocular disorder.


Harminder Dua, a professor at Nottingham University, has discovered how a new layer in the human cornea plays a vital role in the structure of the tissue that controls the flow of fluid from the eye, a university statement has said.

The findings, published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology, could shed new light on glaucoma, a disease normally associated with increased fluid pressure in the eye, which can lead to blindness if left untreated.

The new layer, dubbed as 'Dua's Layer', is considered an important contribution to medical science.