Eyesight

  • Digital boom means more kids with poor eyesight October 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Eightyearold Ritesh Walia peers through his spectacles at Hercules saving a lost princess, his latest video game. After five hours with Hercules, he switches to Angry Birds, and then to Pokemon. Ritesh is not alone in his addiction to video games. With increasing access to computers, smart phones,...
  • Achieving Vision 2020 is a small target: Kalam September 18, 2012

    Hyderabad: Visual impairment in India has gone down by just 10 percent in the last six years and blindness has reduced by only 12 percent, according to a survey conducted by the World Health Organisation. More than 450 million in India require vision correction, of which 100 million do not...
  • Boy loses eyesight after teacher slaps him: FIR February 27, 2012

    Dehradun: A class 8 student lost his eyesight after he was allegedly thrashed by his teacher for not bringing a book to school. The incident occurred in Scholars' Home. The Principal has denied the allegations. A case has been filed against the school and the teacher. The victim, Mohit Arora,...
  • CJ: Humanitarian act restores sight for child December 9, 2009

    CJ Mala found an abandoned child a year back. The child was bitten by bugs and was losing his eyesight. She decided to take him home and get him treated. After an eyetransplant done as a humanitarium gesture by a Banglaore hospital, the baby is now recovering. ...
  • 7 medical myths busted, use your brains December 22, 2007

    London: Reading in dim light won’t damage your eyes, you don’t need eight glasses of water a day to stay healthy and shaving your legs won’t make the hair grow back faster. These well-worn theories are among seven "medical myths" exposed in a paper published on Friday in the British...
  • Glued in front of computer for long? Watch your eyes August 9, 2007

    New Delhi: Did you know that working for long hours in front of the computer can actually prove to be more harmful than just a backache? It can cause Dry Eye Syndrome that could eventually harm your eyesight. Twenty-six-year old Ankur Bhati works for more than 14 hours a day at...
  • Playing video games, improve eyesight June 17, 2007

    New York: Playing video games that involve firing guns could improve eyesight, suggests a study. Playing Gears of War, Lost Planet, Halo and other action video games can improve eyesight, say Daphne Bevelier of the University of Rochester and other researchers who conducted tests on 10 male college students. The students...