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Lucknow’s KGMU to enhance diabetic retinopathy treatment facilities

Diabetic retinopathy causes damage to the blood vessels in the retina due to uncontrolled blood sugar levels, affecting the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye.

For representation only (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Updated on Feb 11, 2024 10:43 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Chandigarh: Doctors throw light on diabetes’ impact on vision

Organised by “Chirag”, a public health awareness initiative of Grewal Eye Institute, Chandigarh, the session was led by ophthalmologists Dr Jagat Ram (former director, PGIMER), Dr Mangat Ram Dogra (former head of eye department, PGIMER), and Dr SPS Grewal (CEO, Grewal Eye Institute)

Dr Grewal emphasised the alarming increase in diabetes cases in India, attributing it to longer lifespans and sedentary lifestyles. (HT File)
Updated on Nov 15, 2023 07:02 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Glaucoma often goes unnoticed in older individuals: Study

The research found that 4.8% of participants had the disease, with 2.7% unaware of their condition prior to the study.

Compared to people without the disease those with glaucoma had similar levels of physical activity and did not smoke more, or drink more alcohol.(Unsplash)
Published on Sep 07, 2023 07:48 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Akanksha Agnihotri, Washington

Nigerian man goes ‘blind’ while attempting 7-day ‘Cry-A-Thon’ challenge: Report

A Nigerian man attempted to set a Guinness World Record for crying for a week but went temporarily blind during the challenge.

Tembu Ebere suffered various problems during a Cry-A-Thon in Nigeria.(Towncryer/Facebook)
Published on Jul 19, 2023 07:23 PM IST

The Art and Science of Fitness | Lessons in endurance from disabled athletes

The story of visually impaired athletes like Divyanshu Ganatra, is a lesson in challenging norms and pushing boundaries. We all have much to learn from them

So, how does a visually impaired person fly? (Representative Image- Credit: Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 06:40 PM IST
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