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.
How does a dual chamber pacemaker work?
A dual chamber pacemaker has 2 wires that go into 2 chambers of the heart (the atrium and the ventricle). This device is used when there is an interruption or blockage in the communication between the heart chambers which affects the pumping mechanism. The 2 wires of the dual chamber pacemaker allow the chambers of the heart to be reconnected and will kick in when the heart rate is too slow.
What is congenital scoliosis?
Congenital scoliosis is a type of scoliosis that you are born with. This type of scoliosis accounts for about 15-20% of all scoliosis cases, and can be noticed at the time of birth by a pediatrician or physician, or in some cases may be identified on an ultrasound when the baby is still in utero.
How can I prevent cervical cancer?
The only surefire way to prevent cervical cancer is to avoid sexual contact with other people. There are also measures that you can take to help prevent getting cervical cancer like having regular pap tests, and you can talk to your doctor about the HPV vaccination.