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 can cause pelvic pain during pregnancy?
The pelvis is like a bowl. All around the pelvis, you have different muscles connecting and trying to provide stability. These muscles create part of a closure. The other part of closure is created by ligaments. Due to the relaxin hormone in the body during pregnancy,
What lifestyle changes should I consider following a heart attack?
Your physician will review the appropriate lifestyle changes you should implement following a heart attack, and these will depend on your medical condition. To compliment your medications following a heart attack, you may also be advised to make changes to your diet and activity patterns, as well as work to reduce stress.
How can an infection in the knee cause arthritis?
If you have an infection in your knee, it can actually cause the cartilage to wear away at a faster rate than that of normal aging. With this degeneration of the cartilage, it allows arthritis to develop.