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.
How often does my pacemaker need to be checked?
Your pacemaker will need to be checked regularly to make sure it is still performing its job. They are battery-operated, so you need to have the battery life monitored. Your cardiologist will set some guidelines for you on when to return to the pacemaker clinic, but the average person will need to have their pacemaker checked once or twice a year.
Are all strokes the same?
No, there are two main kinds of strokes. The most common form is caused when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked which causes lack of bloodflow to part of the brain and this brain tissue dies. The other type of stroke happens when blood leaks out of the blood vessel in the brain and goes into the brain tissue around it.
How is eczema treated?
The main goal of treatment with eczema is to moisturize the skin. Steroid creams or other lotions may be prescribed or recommended to you. If you can identify what has irritated your skin, you should stay away from that trigger. Your doctor may also conduct allergy testing to rule out any involvement.