Glaucoma is the leading cause of irreversible blindness in the world. Glaucoma is often associated with elevated intraocular pressure, in which damage to the eye (optic) nerve can lead to loss of vision and even blindness.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye over time as people age. Cataracts often develop slowly and can affect one or both eyes. The only treatment is to have the effected lens replaced through surgery.
Refractive eye surgery is the term used to describe surgical procedures that correct common vision problems such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia. Surgery can eliminate the need for prescription eyeglasses and/or contact lenses.
What are anticoagulants?
Anticoagulants are a group of medications that are used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation. These drugs work to prevent clotting in the blood, and common anticoagulant medications include Warfarin and Coumadin. There are newer anticoagulants on the market, and you can speak with your physician to determine which anticoagulant is most appropriate for your atrial fibrillation.
What is Rectus Diastasis during pregnancy?
Rectus diastasis is a split down the center of your abdomen. The linea alba that holds the fascia together will split with an overload in the abdomen, ie: your baby growing. This can create numerous issues. When the abdomen does not have that same stability, then that changes the stability of the pelvis and of your lumbar spine.
What are the potential problems following disc surgery in my back?
Most disc surgeries are very successful, however there is a small chance of herniating the disc again. If this happens, you might need a treatment plan for this which could include more surgery. The best defense you have is to follow the exercise program and guidelines for post-surgery care from your surgeon. The exercises will help condition your back to protect you from future issues.