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From the Editor

From the Editor

The eye is the most vital of all the sense organs of humankind. Through the eye we can see the most precious of the gifts of God; this most bounteous and beautiful universe. Impairment of the other sense organs can be overcome in some way or other, through therapy and training in order to subsume the physcal lacuna, but  diseases and disorders…
Retinal disorders

Retinal disorders

The retina is the light-sensitive membrane on the inner surface of the back of the eye. The optic nerve extends from the brain to about the center of the retina and then branches out. The central area of the retina called the macula contains the highest density of light-sensing nerves and thus produces the sharpest visual resolution. The retinal vein…
Glaucoma

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a serious eye disease and a common cause of blindness. It is responsible for 20% of blindness in Singapore. Glaucoma is caused by damage to vision due to too much pressure within the eye. If it is detected early, treatment can prevent or reduce loss of vision in most patients. Glaucoma is known as the ''thief of sight" as it…
Cataracts

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. The lens works much like a camera lens, focusing light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The lens also adjusts the eye's focus, letting us see things clearly both up close and far away. The lens is mostly made of water and protein. The protein…
Refractive disorders

Refractive disorders

Normally, the eye creates a clear image because the cornea and lens bend (refract) incoming light rays to focus them on the retina. The shape of the cornea is fixed, but the lens changes shape to focus on objects at various distances from the eye. The shape of the eyeball further helps to create a clear image on the retina. People who are farsighted…
Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

Autoimmune response contributes to vision loss in glaucoma patients

A research team from Massachusetts Eye and Ear and MIT has shown that immune cells in the eye that developed in response to early exposure to bacteria are a key contributor to progressive vision loss from glaucoma, the second leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world.  The findings, published online in Nature Communications, suggest…
How blue light from smartphones can speed up blindness

How blue light from smartphones can speed up blindness

Staring at your mobile phone or laptop could speed up blindness, according to scientists.   A new study by Toledo University in Ohio found that blue light from digital devices triggers the production of a toxic chemical that kills light-sensitive cells in our eyes. The resulting damage can speed up macular degeneration – a condition that…
Guide to personality disorders

Guide to personality disorders

What is a personality disorder? These mental health conditions affect your everyday life and relationships. They’re about how you think, feel, and act. You might have a tough time with change, or you may be impulsive or suspicious. You might even do or say things other people find odd or upsetting, making it harder to connect. These long-term…
Preventing and treating non-
communicable diseases

Preventing and treating non- communicable diseases

We aim to assess the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Bangladesh, document the epidemiology and risk factors of the most common NCDs, and evaluate new interventions relevant to low-income countries, with a focus on cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. NCDs are becoming an issue of great importance in Bangladesh and other low-income countries.…
Occupational therapy for Chiari Malformation (CM)

Occupational therapy for Chiari Malformation (CM)

Chiari malformation is a problem with the structures at the back of the brain. An area of the brain called the cerebellum normally sits inside the back of the skull. In Chiari malformation, the cerebellum sits partially or fully below the skull. This position can put pressure on the cerebellum, nearby brainstem, and upper spinal cord. It can also block…
Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

Regular exercise 'best for mental health'

Regular physical activity lasting 45 minutes three to five times a week can reduce poor mental health - but doing more than that is not always beneficial, a large US study suggests. A total of 1.2 million people reported their activity levels for a month and rated their mental wellbeing. People who exercised had 1.5 fewer "bad days" a month…
Stem cells restore some vision in blind mice

Stem cells restore some vision in blind mice

Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that can develop into mature body tissue. Researchers have been studying stem cells as…
FDA approves Perseris (risperidone) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults

FDA approves Perseris (risperidone) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults

Indivior PLC recently announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Perseris, the first once-monthly subcutaneous risperidone-containing, long-acting injectable (LAI) for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults. Clinically relevant levels were reached after the first injection of Perseris without use of a loading dose or…
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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman

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Editor : M. Shamsur Rahman
Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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