Despite the latest technologies to treat eyesight problems, lack of awareness among patients is preventing the reduction in incidence of blindness in the state. Listing out the various types of eye-related disease, retinal surgeon Dr Amjad Salman, chairman of the scientific committee of theTamil Nadu Ophthalmic Association (TNOA), told that cataract, corneal blindness, refractive error on children, glaucoma, retinal and diabetic retinopathy generally affect people. But diabetes was nowadays becoming a challenge to eye care with one-fourth of the population being affected by the disorder.
Blood is essential for life. It carries oxygen and nutrients to every part of the body. Blood also fights infections and heals injuries. Therefore, disorders of the blood largely affect overall health. Many blood diseases are congenital and are due to inherited genetic disorders. Some acquire in response to some kind of stress in the body. Blood diseases or blood disorders are sometimes referred to as different from blood-borne diseases, disorders carried in the blood. It is very important to understand the symptoms of common blood disorders and seek medical help at the right time.
Mumbai based tech entrepreneurs Dr Abhishek Sen and team is gearing up to bring their innovative anemia detector, ToucHB to the market.