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.
Are there complications from having a stent put in?
There are two main potential complications from having a stent put in. Due to the fact that a stent is a foreign body, you can have scar tissue build up and actually clog the stent. In the unfortunate case that a stent damages the artery it is inserted into, it can cause bleeding which can lead to blood clots at the site where the stent is implanted.
What is fibromyalgia?
Fibromyalgia is a disorder involving your pain-sensing system. People that are affected usually have long-lasting pain that affects much of their body, along with other symptoms like fatigue, sleep problems and stiffness in their joints. If you think you are having symptoms of fibromyalgia you should speak with your family doctor to figure out if you have this condition or if there is another cause of your symptoms.
Why is pneumonia dangerous?
When you have a pneumococcal infection, what doctors worry about is invasive pneumococcal disease. Invasive pneumococcal disease is when the infection goes into your bloodstream and causes a bacteremia or bloodborne infection. It can also enter into our nervous system and cause meningitis. And finally, what we also commonly know is that pneumococcal infections can cause bad pneumonia.