A fifth of diabetes patients in Bahrain are at risk of going blind from a condition that can seriously damage eyesight, an expert has warned. That is because 20.4 per cent of them have diabetic retinopathy, revealed King Abdulla Medical City O
The health authorities in the UAE must create greater awareness on the risk of Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, said a leading eye expert.
They must highlight the need for regular screening for older citi
Oxford scientists have set up a biotechnology company to develop the use of gene therapy in treating blindness, and the Wellcome Trust medical charity has invested 12 million pounds ($20 million) in the start-up.
Diabetes is a leading cause for blindness among those in the age group between 20 to 74 years as high blood sugar can permanently damage blood vessels in the eyes, said a leading UAE medical expert.
The condition, called diabetic
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
Noor Dubai Foundation, an international charitable NGO active in the field of blindness prevention, is set to host Art4Sight, an annual charity art event in Dubai this month.
The art event which makes a comeback will be held from Apri
The prevention and treatment of diabetes-related blindness and cataracts will be key topics at the upcoming World Ophthalmology Congress 2012 (WOC2012) in Abu Dhabi next month.
WOC 2012, which will run at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition
Seniors who take aspirin daily are twice as likely to have late stage macular degeneration, an age-related loss of vision, than people who never take the pain reliever, according to a European study.
The data do not show that aspirin cause
Standard Chartered will raise $100 million by 2020 to build sustainable eye-care services across Asia, Africa and the Middle East, almost trebling its fundraising for the prevention of blindness from 2003 to date.
Standard Chartered made t
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