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 bolus insulin?
Bolus insulin is a fast-acting type of insulin that is used by people with diabetes. It is usually taken around meal times to help control blood sugar levels, and the amount of insulin that is needed is calculated by the person with diabetes. Bolus insulin can be delivered through an insulin pump, or with an injection. If you have questions about your insulin program, you should speak with your family doctor.
What is the treatment for a rotator cuff injury?
The main treatment approach for rotator cuff injuries is to control the pain and swelling with medications, ice, etc. Your doctor may suggest physiotherapy could be helpful in dealing with and rehabilitating your shoulder. Certain injuries (mainly tears) may need surgery to repair. If you have injured your shoulder and are experiencing pain, you should get it checked by your doctor to determine what the best treatment approach is.
What is a bunion?
A bunion is a bump on the outside of your big toe that gradually grows in size over time. It is a bony bump that gradually pushes your big toe over toward the other toes and can cause foot pain, making certain footwear uncomfortable.