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 is gout treated?
Common treatments for gout include medications to reduce the inflammation (or swelling), and medications that help lower the levels of uric acid in the body. Depending on your symptoms and whether you are in an acute gout attack, your physician can help determine the best medication plan for you.
How can I prevent the flu?
There is no surefire way to avoid getting the flu. Your best line of defence is the flu shot, and you can talk to your family doctor about receiving this vaccine.
How long will it take to cure my rosacea?
Rosacea is not something that typically clears up in a day or two. Often, treatment will have to last for weeks or even months in order to get the condition well controlled. People with rosacea are also prone to having recurrent flare-ups, especially if they do not avoid the things that trigger their rosacea.