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.
Why is a heart stress test useful?
Some people have heart disease and have no symptoms. When the heart is put under stress, as in exercise, there may be signs of heart disease which appear. Cardiac stress tests can be useful in diagnosing signs of heart disease, and can also be useful in managing your treatment plan going forward.
When does psoriasis typically start affecting people?
Psoriasis can start at any age, even in babies, however the majority of people find their psoriasis starts to develop in their 20's and 30's. If you are noticing changes in your skin or your child's skin that might be symptoms of psoriasis, you can discuss this with your family doctor.
What are the symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
Patients with atrial fibrillation can experience shortness of breath, dizziness, palpitation, weakness, or difficulty with physical activities such as walking or climbing stairs. These feelings can be very unpleasant or slightly unpleasant and can be intermittent. They can occur for a few days, or a few hours, or even a few minutes at a time. They can be there continuously or can come at seemingly random intervals.