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 is the relationship between stress and cardiovascular disease?
Stress has been shown in recent research to be a major contributor to the development of heart attacks. One known impact of stress is to raise blood pressure in individuals, and ensuring your stress is under control is a significant step towards improving your overall health. Your physician can help you with stress reduction strategies, and you may also choose to consult with other health professionals, such as massage therapists or exercise specialists who can help round out your stress management plan.
What causes obesity?
There are a number of factors that can lead to weight gain and obesity. Some of these factors you can control, and some of them you cannot change. Things like your family history, your eating and activity patterns, as well as how much sleep you get all can influence changes in your weight.
What is non-melanoma skin cancer?
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, and it starts in the common type of skin cells called the keratinocytes. The common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancers. In general terms, non-melanoma skin cancers have a higher rate of successful treatment.