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.
Can back pain during pregnancy harm my baby?
There has been no evidence of back pain during pregnancy affecting birth outcomes of babies, including birth weight and length, or APGAR scores. If you have questions about your back pain, speak with your physician.
How is sinusitis treated?
The treatment for sinusitis will vary based on what kind of sinusitis you are dealing with. If your sinusitis is caused by a virus, your doctor can tell you how best to get relief for the symptoms of your sinusitis. This may include sinus rinsing or flushing and over-the-counter decongestants. Antibiotics will be prescribed if your sinusitis is caused by a bacteria.
What are the potential problems following disc surgery in my back?
Most disc surgeries are very successful, however there is a small chance of herniating the disc again. If this happens, you might need a treatment plan for this which could include more surgery. The best defense you have is to follow the exercise program and guidelines for post-surgery care from your surgeon. The exercises will help condition your back to protect you from future issues.