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 alternative drugs to Warfarin?
Warfarin is a longstanding, commonly used medication used to treat atrial fibrillation. While it is widely used, it can be tricky to monitor when it comes to other medications you may be taking, as it can have many interactions with various drugs. Something as simple as your diet can affect your warfarin levels. Speak with your physician to understand the appropriateness of warfarin in treating your atrial fibrillation.
How long will total recovery after coronary artery bypass surgery take?
There are several factors that will influence each individual's recovery time following a CABG surgery, You will be given guidelines around lifting to follow, and your surgeon will evaluate your recovery after 6 weeks. If your bone has healed and you have the ok to lift again, you can expect another 4-6 weeks until you regain normal muscle strength in your arm. In total, you can expect around 3 months for total recovery.
Why is childhood vaccination important?
A baby is born with a certain amount of immunity given by their mother, and they also receive immunity through breast milk. This gradually fades over time, and it leaves the baby/child unprotected when it can be exposed to potential illnesses. Following the suggested vaccination schedule for babies and children helps them fight illness and build their immunity. Some of the diseases prevented by vaccines are potentially fatal, so it is important to make sure your children are immunized.