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 is your pre-pregnancy BMI in relation to your weight-height ratio that you start your pregnancy with.
If you have a high BMI when you start off your pregnancy, then you're at an increased risk for complications in pregnancy.
A BMI of between 18.5 and 25 is considered normal. People always wonder how much weight they should gain during pregnancy. If your BMI is normal then you would gain somewhere between 10 to 20 kilograms, or half a kilogram a week.
How is polymyalgia rheumatica diagnosed?
Polymyalgia rheumatica is diagnosed through considering the symptoms a person presents with, particularly sudden onset of stiffness which makes getting out of bed or off a chair difficult. A blood test may be used to look for markers of inflammation, and sometimes a trial treatment with medication is given to see if the symptoms resolve.
Should I have a scope done on my ankle?
A scope, or arthroscope, can be used to look inside a joint to assess the damage and possibly make some repairs at the same time. With an injured ankle, a scope can be used to clean up the joint by removing some pieces of cartilage that could be causing pain, and to possibly repair any damaged ligaments. You can ask your doctor if you think your ankle could benefit from being scoped.