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 are the different types of diabetes?
The three main types of diabetes are Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes.
In Type I diabetes, the body is unable to produce its own insulin. In Type II diabetes, the body produces insulin, but is unable to process or use it. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnancy when the body is unable to keep up with the insulin demands of a growing fetus.
How can I lower my blood pressure?
A main approach to lowering blood pressure involves lifestyle modifications. There are many positive effects on blood pressure with regular exercise and healthy eating. Lowering your salt intake is a mainstay in treating high blood pressure. In some individuals, these lifestyle efforts are not completely sufficient to treat high blood pressure and medication may be needed.
What are the different types of back surgery?
There are several types of surgery used for back and spine issues. They include lumbar microdiscectomy (removing herniated disc material), lumbar laminectomy (removing part of a spinal bone), and fusing bones in the spine together. The cause of your back pain will help determine the most appropriate back surgery for you.