Thursday 17 April 2014

80pc of blindness 'treatable’

Eighty per cent of blindness is treatable and/or preventable and normal vision could be restored with contact lenses or glasses, said an expert. Dr Tarek Mahmoud, professional marketing manager, Alcon Vision Care ME, was speaking at a work


Merle Norman launches new eye & lip enhancers

Merle Norman, the exclusive skincare and cosmetics brand, has introduced age-defying lipliner and eyeliner to redefine eyes and lips and at the same time resisting the effects of time. “The age defying lipliner contains hydrators to moistu


Noor Dubai restores sight for 30,000

Noor Dubai has reported successfully treating 30,000 people in Bangladesh and Sudan for blindness and poor vision. The UAE charity initiative, focused on preventing and treating low vision and curable forms of blindness around the world, u


Eye care centre launched in Dubai

A new professional education centre for eye care specialists has opened in Dubai Healthcare City by Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. The Vision Care Institute was inaugurated by Emirates Medical Association Ophthalmic Society president D


Indian firms to pump $3bn into Iran gasfields

Indian oil firms plan to invest $3 billion to develop gasfields in Iran's Farsi block if Tehran gives the go-ahead, a source at one of the companies said. The source added the block holds estimated recoverable gas reserves of 12.8 trillion


Batelco snubs ME, eyes Africa, India assets

Bahrain Telecommunications Company (Batelco) said it is shifting its focus away from the Middle East - where assets are overpriced - to Africa, India and the Asia-Pacific region as part of a $4 billion acquisition drive. The former monopol


Bahrain 'role model' for eye surgery

Bahrain has so far conducted 25 complicated eye surgeries using an amniotic membrane bank at the Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC), established in 2005. The successful Bahrain experiment is now being used as a 'role model' for other GCC coun

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