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.
Does PCOS increase cancer risk?
PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) has been linked to a higher risk of endometrial cancer, which is cancer affecting the lining of the uterus. Your risk of this cancer is higher if you have not been having periods over a long timeframe. Getting your periods to a more regular pattern, even having one every 2 months, may be a goal of your PCOS treatment to help lower your risk of endometrial cancer.
What are the symptoms of a stroke?
There are 5 main symptoms to watch for that could indicate a stroke. They are all changes which come on suddenly and can include numbness or weakness of the face or limbs, difficulties with speech, vision issues, balance problems, and headache. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you need immediate medical attention.
What is developmental dysplasia?
Developmental dysplasia is a problem with the hip development in young girls. It happens when a girl is born with a shallow socket in the hip joint, and this can lead to pain and degeneration as the hip bone continues to develop through adolescence. This degeneration at an early age can ultimately lead to osteoarthritis developing.