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Blue light from your phone can permanently damage your eyes: Study

SPAIN: The blue light being transmitted from your smart phones can prove to be unbelievably toxic for your eyes. According to a study conducted by the University of Toledo, the blue light emitting from your phone can be the root cause of your diminishing eyesight. It is termed as one of the leading causes of vision loss in the United States. A professor at the University said that “It’s no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye’s retina.”  "Retinal, which is produced by the eye, is triggered…

Stem cell eye treatment safe, restores some vision: study

PARIS: Two people with severe vision loss due to a degenerative eye disease are able to read after embryonic stem cell treatment, researchers said Monday. The pair suffer from "wet" age-related macular degeneration, which can blur vision or cause a blind spot when abnormal blood vessels leak fluids into the eye, causing damage to a layer of cells called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). This damage to the retina kills light-sensing cells. For the study, a British-American research team used human embryonic stem…

Eye and balance exercises may ease multiple sclerosis symptoms

NEW YORK: People with multiple sclerosis who do balance and eye movement exercises may feel steadier on their feet and experience less fatigue and dizziness, a small trial suggests. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a rare, disabling autoimmune disease that damages the central nervous system. It can lead to fatigue, pain, vision loss and impaired coordination and motor skills. For the current study, researchers focused on 88 adults with MS who were able to walk 100 meters assisted with a cane if necessary. Half of them were…

Europe casts a wary eye on China’s Silk Road plans

PARIS: Depending on who you ask in Europe, China's colossal East-West infrastructure programme is either an opportunity or a threat -- and when French President Emmanuel Macron visits next week, Beijing will be watching to see how keen he is to jump on board. Since China launched the New Silk Road plan in 2013, the hugely ambitious initiative to connect Asia and Europe by road, rail and sea has elicited both enormous interest and considerable anxiety. "It's the most important issue in international relations for the…

Canadian model who cried purple tears may have her eye removed

A Canadian model who ended up crying purple tears after a botched eyeball tattoo job might have to have her eye removed. After Catt Gallinger’s getting the tattoo, soon she had realised that something had gone wrong. Due to this, later she underwent excruciating pain and now she is at risk of losing her eye completely. During treatment, she even produced a bottle of artificial tears. Read More: 10 Bollywood actresses who ‘opted for’ surgery in pursuit of beauty The model revealed on instagram that she had gone under the…

Waheed Mirza – the eye that saw Younis Khan’s batting reach

Waheed Mirza is ecstatic for Younis Khan as he reached the milestone of 10,000 Test runs. “I was definitely the happiest person when he scored his 10,000th run,” he told with eyes full of pride. “I am proud of his achievement. I believe he can still score much more, he has still got the fuel,” he added. Mirza is the one who identified the hidden potential in Younis Khan. Younis Khan has never been a textbook batsman, neither he is completely unorthodox, he has his uniqueness which makes him special. A batsman who hops…

This smartphone app is ‘eyes and ears’ for the disabled

Technology is making everyday tasks easier for all who remain tech savvy but this revolutionary app is winning hearts with helping the blind and visually impaired people. SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEOS Named 'Aipoly', the free app tells you what it sees and promises to give blind, visually impaired and color-blind people a great experience of the world. Using Artificial Intelligence (AI), this revolutionary app actually “sees” for the blind. This uses convolutional neural networks directly on your mobile phone. This AI…