Science Briefs – Edition 28

What's Inside

  • Suicidal ideation among blind patients.
  • Glaucoma tests continue.
  • Possible advancements with AMD.
  • And, one more article about the science and medicine of blindness from all over the world.

Editorial By Chris Hofstader

Regular readers of World Blind Herald's Science Briefs will notice immediately that this is a highly abbreviated version this week. This is the result of some sort of outage with the GoogleAlerts system. You can read about our efforts to remedy this problem in the editorial section of this week's Blindness Briefs so I won't repeat it here. Suffice it to say that we are working hard to fix the problem and should have everything straightened out by next week's edition.

I hope you find these four articles interesting.


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Science and Medicine

Glaucoma, the 'silent thief of sight': Diagnosis, ways to tackle vision loss

Glaucoma is referred to as "silent thief of sight" as symptoms usually do not appear until the disease has progressed. This story comes to us from Hindustan Times.

Prevalence and Factors Associated with Suicidal Ideation Among Older People with Visual Impairments Attending an Eye Center During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Hospital-Based Cross-Sectional Study

To evaluate the prevalence of suicidal ideation and associated factors among older people with visual impairments attending an eye center during the COVID-19 pandemic. This story comes to us from: Dove Press.

Therapeutic approaches for dry AMD / Are there chances of preserving vision?

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the main causes of visual impairment and blindness in Germany and worldwide. Almost seven million people in Germany are affected by an early stage, late stages can be found in around 480,000 people in this country. It is to be expected that due to increasing life expectancy, the number of people affected by AMD will continue to increase. This story comes to us from: Breaking Latest News.

150 patients screened for glaucoma in Dimapur

The screenings were conducted from March 12 to 18 at District Hospital, Dimapur, Ophthalmology Department under the theme ‘Let’s beat Invisible Glaucoma. This story comes to us from:

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