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 benefits of doing yoga during pregnancy?
> You can take time out of your day and really connect with your baby. There are many wonderful breathing and visualization exercises that really help this connection, and there's also different meditations that you can do that you'll learn in your class that you can even take home with you at night to regain that connection.
Does my risk of blood clots change the longer I stay on the pill?
There is a slightly higher chance of blood clots while taking birth control pills, however the overall risk is still considered quite low. The risk appears greatest in the first year of taking the pill, or if you stop the pill for more than a month and then start taking it again. If you are in a pattern of starting and stopping the pill frequently, you may wish to review your birth control options with your doctor.
What is the dosing schedule for the pneumonia vaccines?
If you get the vaccine against 13 (PNEU-13) strains of pneumonia first, you can get the second vaccine against 23 (PNEU-23) after 8 weeks, however, if the situation is reversed and you happen to have the vaccine for 23 strains first, you should wait one year before you have the vaccine against 13 strains.