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 symptoms of atrial fibrillation?
Some people can have episodes of atrial fibrillation and experience no symptoms. Other people can have several symptoms which are linked with atrial fibrillation. These include heart flutters (palpitations), and shortness of breath. These people may notice a decrease in their ability to exercise or exert themselves. If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to visit your physician.
What are foreceps?
Forceps are little metal spoons that can be used in order to help guide babies out through the vagina.
Occasionally, when some woman is fully dilated and has been pushing for a while, she needs a little bit of help in order to guide the baby down and out.
Oftentimes forceps are used if the baby is in distress and needs to come out a little bit quicker.
How does a neurologist help stroke patients?
Neurologists are doctors who specialize in problems with the nervous system. When stroke patients arrive at the hospital ER, they may be involved in their care. During a hospital stay after a stroke, a neurologist will help drive the treatment and recovery of a patient, and also prepare them for discharge and follow-up care.