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.
Is water the only fluid I should be monitoring with my heart failure diet?
No, drinking water is not the only way you ingest fluid. Any food that turns into liquid at room temperature also contributes to your daily fluid intake. This includes foods such as ice cream, Jell-O, etc. Other liquids such as coffee, juices, and soups, will also have to be counted in your fluid monitoring, and you may wish to consult with a dietitian for some extra guidance on your specific dietary needs.
Is it safe for me to strength train after a heart event?
If you have had a heart attack or other heart event, you will be followed by your cardiologist during your recovery. There are exercise specialists who will be involved with your cardiac rehabilitation, and can help guide you on returning to strength training, or on how to add a strength program to your activity routine. Strength training can be a valuable part of your exercise program following a heart event, and can have many positive health benefits.
Do all cat bites require treatment?
If you have a superficial cat bite that has not broken the skin, you likely do not require treatment. However, cat bites easily puncture the skin so it is a good idea to have it checked out to prevent infection.