A cataract is an eye disorder that refers to the clouding of the otherwise clear lens of the eye. It refers to the dense cloudy area that develops in the natural crystalline eye lens. Cataracts are common for old age people. These can occur in both eyes but do not usually occur simultaneously. People who have a cataract are not able to see clearly from the affected eye. For them, seeing something is like watching it from a frosty or fogged-up window. The clouded vision makes it difficult for the patients to perform everyday activities such as reading a book or
What is Strabismus? Strabismus, commonly known as crossed eyes, refers to the misalignment of the eyes. In this medical condition, the eyes do not align with each other and thus fail to work together as a team. For patients who have strabismus, their one eye looks directly at the object they are viewing and the other eye is misaligned. This condition may be permanently present or occur occasionally. If strabismus occurs during childhood, it can lead to a loss of depth perception (steriopsis) and amblyopia (lazy eye) where vision doesn’t improve with glasses. If the onset of strabismus is during adulthood, it is
Undoubtedly, eyes are one of the most delicate organs of our body. Although taking good care of the eyes might not look as important as eating balanced meals and building good eating habits, protecting your eyes from an early age is vital to ensure a healthy vision in the long run. There is no denying the fact that eye care is an important aspect of your child’s overall health and well-being. If you follow good eye care practices for your children and are able to maintain a healthy vision until their teenage years, they are highly likely to maintain good eyesight
The deadly corona virus can also spread through eyes. Dr V Rajalingam , Sarojini Devi Eye Hospital, said that Covid 19 is transmitted through droplets from the infected person. The doctor suggested that people should wear glasses to prevent themselves from Covid 19. The total number of confirmed Covid 19 cases in India has risen to 84, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. The coronavirus, which originated in China's Wuhan city in December last year, has so far spread to more than 100 countries, infecting over 1,20,000 people. The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared
To curb the spread of COVID-19, CBM partner - MICEI in Cameroon has built a hand wash point at the entrance of the hospital where all patients, staff and visitors to the hospital wash their hands before entering the hospital premises.
The news cycle the world over is now entirely focussed on the coronavirus pandemic, the dangers of COVID-19 and the importance of “social distancing” and why we should do everything to “flatten the curve”. You may be wondering what all this means, so here we aim to break down the jargon and explain the terminology that’s being used in relation to Coronavirus prevention measures. What is COVID 19? COVID-19, caused by a novel virus, the coronavirus or SARS-CoV-2 is a respiratory illness that has become a pandemic. This virus was first detected in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. Tens of thousands of people