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 can I manage my diabetes?
It is important to work with your physician to develop the best treatment plan for you, based on your medical history and type of diabetes you are treating. Taking insulin daily is essential in managing Type I diabetes.
How is Peyronie's disease treated?
Once your doctor has confirmed that you have Peyronie's disease, you may be referred to a urologist. It is possible that surgery would be required to correct any changes in the structure of the penis. If you have any symptoms of erectile dysfunction or pain with erection, you should speak with your family doctor.
What is vascular dementia?
Vascular dementia is a form of dementia which involves problems with the blood supply to the brain. This can happen after a stroke, and you may notice the signs of dementia come on suddenly. With dementia caused by Alzeimher's disease, you may notice a gradual decline in brain function, but with vascular dementia there is a more 'stepped' progression of the changes in brain function.