What To Expect After Cataract Surgery

Posted on: 16 February 2015

Do you have cataracts or have a family member with cataracts? Will you be going in for cataract surgery soon? Whether you'll be talking to the ophthalmologist about it or you've already discussed the surgery with them, here is some useful and interesting information that you might like to know about what to expect: Local anesthesia: One of the most popular cataract surgeries today, called phacoemulsification, frequently uses only a local anesthetic. If the patient is nervous about this and don't want to see the surgery happening, the ophthalmologist may also offer general anesthesia as an option. [Read More]

3 Warning Signs That Your Elderly Parent Is Losing Their Vision

Posted on: 10 February 2015

Are you concerned that your parent's sight is diminishing? Many people think that vision loss or impairment is a natural part of aging, but that's actually not the case. With regular checkups with an ophthalmologist, vision loss can be prevented, or at least managed with prescription eyeglasses. It can sometimes be difficult to know for sure, though, whether your parent needs help. An elderly person may be afraid to admit their vision troubles because they don't want to lose their driving privileges. [Read More]

Ten Tips For Dealing With Anxiety

Posted on: 5 February 2015

If you are experiencing bouts of nervousness or anxiety, there are some ways that you can self-regulate and calm, without taking medications. You should report such incidents to your primary care physician to rule-out any medical conditions that could be causing the dysregulation. Ten things you can do when feeling anxious include the following: 1. Do you smell something? Carry a bottle of essential oil in your pocket or bag in a scent that will induce feelings of relaxation and calm. [Read More]

4 Things You Need To Know About Gout

Posted on: 2 February 2015

Gout is a painful type of arthritis that often affects the big toe joint, but other joints in your body can also be affected. It causes severe pain in the affected joint, as well as swelling and tenderness. Here's what you need to know about this unpleasant condition. What causes this condition? Gout is caused by uric acid, a waste product that your kidneys are supposed to filter out of your blood. [Read More]