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 happens in second trimester prenatal visits?
In the second trimester, your doctor will continue to monitor your blood pressure, your urine and your weight at each visit. Your doctor will also start measuring your belly (which is called the synthesis fundal height) and we measure it just to make sure that the baby is growing as expected, and we'll continue that on until the end of the pregnancy.
How is high testosterone treated in women?
Women who have PCOS often have excess testosterone in their bodies. Birth control pills can cause the ovaries to decrease their testosterone production, and there are also drugs that can block the effect that testosterone has on the body. If you are dealing with unwanted hair growth, you may benefit from laser treatments or creams to the affected area, and there are creams that can help with acne. Ask your doctor about the best treatment plan for you.
What is SPF?
SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor, and it is a property of sunscreen. It allows you to stay out longer in the sun without becoming sunburned. It also protects you from ultraviolet B radiation. Sunscreens on the market carry SPF's from 1 all the way up to 60 and higher. Generally speaking, you should look for a sunscreen with an SPF of 25 or higher for your skin protection.