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 medication options are available for atrial fibrillation?
Based on your current medical status and the severity of your atrial fibrillation, your physician may recommend one or more medications to help manage your condition. Anticoagulants to help prevent clotting in your blood are commonly prescribed in most atrial fibrillation patients (like Warfarin or Coumadin).
How do I treat my cold?
The best way to treat your cold is to treat the symptoms it is causing you. Your local drug store will have several options to provide relief for cold symptoms. You can always ask the pharmacist as well what your options are.
How is asthma diagnosed?
If your doctor suspects you might have asthma, they will take a history of your symptoms and medical history. There is a breathing test that can be used to help diagnose asthma which looks at lung function. By breathing into a tube, and then repeating it after taking asthma medication, your doctor can see if you are showing signs of asthma.