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.
Can a woman have a vaginal birth ;if she has had a C-section in the past?
More and more now it's quite common for women to want to have a vaginal birth after a caesarian section.
How do I know if I need a calcium supplement?
Your family physician can speak with you about the appropriate level of calcium for your age and gender. You will likely be asked about your diet to determine how much calcium you are getting from the food you eat. If your physician feels you should be getting more calcium, you may be asked to make some dietary changes, as well as perhaps take a calcium supplement.
What causes a sore throat?
A sore throat generally has one of two causes. It is due to a viral infection or a bacterial infection. Since the treatment will depend on what the cause of your sore throat is, you should see your doctor if you have any questions about your sore throat symptoms.