What To Know About Treating Your Glaucoma

Posted on: 7 March 2017

If you've just been diagnosed with glaucoma, your doctor probably has you on medication, as eye drops are often the first line of treatment in the early stages. One important thing to know about your treatment is that it's very important to comply with your doctor's instructions for taking the medication. Glaucoma often has no noticeable symptoms, but that doesn't mean it isn't damaging your eyes. It causes gradual loss of vision, so you want to take the medications as ordered to slow or stop the progression of the condition.
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3 Important Things To Tell Your Family Care Physician

Posted on: 3 March 2017

While it is essential that your family care physician knows about your personal and family medical history, it is crucial that you also disclose certain other aspects of your lifestyle. Doing so may help your doctor better evaluate diagnostic tests and to determine if your medical test results are due to certain lifestyle choices rather than the disease process. Here are three important things to tell your family care physician so that you get the most out of your physical examination:
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Recuperating From A Surgical Procedure? How Can You Avoid Post-Op Infection?

Posted on: 1 March 2017

If you're planning a surgical procedure for the near future, you may be anxious after hearing statistics about the incidence of post-operative infection. Although the vast majority of procedures go off without a hitch, in some cases, you could be dealing with infection at the surgical site for some time longer, compromising your ability to recover. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of harm.
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Arthritic Shoulder? 4 Reasons To Consider A Joint Replacement

Posted on: 16 January 2017

Several types of arthritis can affect the shoulder causing considerable pain and loss of function. Eventually, you may reach a point when you need to make the decision to have your shoulder replaced instead of continuing with temporary treatments. There are several situations when a replacement is the better strategy. Reliance On Steroid Injections Steroid injections may be used to provide relief from arthritis in a single joint. Injectable steroids are usually limited to three or four times per year in a single joint because there are long-term risks of bone necrosis and other complications.
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