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Eye donation can help 1.2L blind Indians: Doctors

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 9:34 AM

On the occasion of the 33rd National Eye Donation Fortnight in Delhi, doctors say that eye donation can help 1,20,000 Indians suffering from corneal blindness. According to a study published in 2011, there are around 45 million blind people in the world, of which 12 million are in India. Of these 12 million, 1%, that is 1.2 lakh suffer from corneal-blindness.
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Man eats raw chicken sushi, almost goes blind from roundworm parasite

Friday, August 24, 2018, 9:24 AM

In a scary tale for food lovers, a man almost went blind after he was infected with roundworm parasite from eating raw chicken sushi. The otherwise healthy 34-year-old Japanese man who consumed raw chicken sushi became infected with a parasite which could have sent him blind. It also lead him to develop growths in his lungs and liver because of the parasite.
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Neuroscientists decode brain of blind patient who can see motion

Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 7:36 PM

Neuroscientists have mapped the brain of a Scottish woman who is blind but has developed the ability to see objects in motion in Toronto, an advance that reveals how visual and cognitive functions go together. To understand her unique vision, scientists at the Western University's Brain in Canada conducted tests including fMRI to examine the real-time structure and workings of her brain.

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