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 is methotrexate?
Methotrexate is commonly used in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis. It is usually the first medication considered in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis , and it is very effective in treating symptoms. You can take methotrexate by oral form once a week, or it can be injected. Your rheumatologist may prescribe methotrexate, perhaps along with other medications, for your inflammatory arthritis.
How is dementia treated?
The treatment for dementia basically involves managing symptoms. Your doctor may want to treat your depression if you have low mood, and other behavioural symptoms could be treated as well. This can help lessen the impact of your dementia, and slow down the rate of decline.
What is non-melanoma skin cancer?
Non-melanoma skin cancer is the most common type of skin cancer, and it starts in the common type of skin cells called the keratinocytes. The common types of non-melanoma skin cancer are basal cell and squamous cell cancers. In general terms, non-melanoma skin cancers have a higher rate of successful treatment.