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 causes pain in the pubic bone area during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, women may develop pubic symphysitis in their second trimester due to the increasing weight of the baby, and the mom continuing to do daily routines. Common symptoms of pubic symphysitis is groin pain, tenderness right on the pubic symphisis, general pelvic pain and low back pain.
How much salt can a heart failure patient eat daily?
Heart failure patients are usually placed on a sodium-restricted diet. The recommended daily intake for salt for heart failure patients is under 2,000 milligrams each day. This is less than half of the salt that the average person eats each day. You may find it helpful to get some guidance from your physician or a dietitian on how to measure your salt intake.
What is colchicine?
Colchicine is a medication that is primarily used in the treatment of gout. It is typically prescribed in a fairly low dose for a number of days to help treat gout symptoms during a flare. You can ask your family physician or local pharmacist if you have questions about this medication.