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Sankara Nethralaya takes a huge forward step in treating ‘irreversible blindness’

Scientists have successfully grown stem cells isolated from cadaveric human eyes in the lab. Hema Vijay explains that one day, a patient’s own stem cells from the eye could be used as a source of donor cells to cure retinal blindness.
It is a huge step forward in the challenging path leading up to the development [...]

Don’t close your eyes to Diabetic Retinopathy

By Dr. Rajiv Raman
Diabetes is one of the fastest growing diseases in India. According to the World Health Organisation, India is expected to become one of the major hubs of diabetic population during the next two decades. The number of adult-onset diabetes mellitus cases is expected to witness a staggering 266 per cent increase — [...]