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 the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease?
Parkinson's Disease typically comes with 4 specific symptoms; slowing movement of the body, tremor, balance issues and stiffness in the limbs. If you notice any of these symptoms, you should speak with your family doctor to have them assessed.
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a bump on the outside of your big toe that gradually grows in size over time. It is a bony bump that gradually pushes your big toe over toward the other toes and can cause foot pain, making certain footwear uncomfortable.
What triggers acne in teens?
Acne in teens is triggered by stress, exercise, certain foods, and heavy sweating. If you are noticing the appearance of acne (pimples, whiteheads, blackheads), you can try to treat it with over-the-counter products formulated for acne management. If you still have trouble getting your acne under control, you should visit your family doctor for additional options and guidance.