Women are more likely than men to suffer vision loss due to eye diseases and conditions, according to two major studies.
Archive for May, 2010
When a cataract is removed, surgeons replace the defective lens with an intraocular implant or IOL.
A study of women receiving infertility treatment shows that those who ate a Mediterranean-style diet were 40 percent more likely to become pregnant than those following what is often considered a health-conscious diet.
Some of the most popular anti-depressant drugs currently prescribed may cause an increased risk of developing cataracts, according to a study of Quebec residents.
If health concerns aren’t enough to convince a man to quit smoking, perhaps the threat of baldness will work.
A new nonsurgical cosmetic procedure, performed with a proprietary low-intensity laser device, promises the fat reduction benefit of liposuction without any of the drawbacks associated with plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery fanatic Heidi Montag recently claimed she had the largest breast implants allowed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Those who feel they missed out by not being born with dimples can now have the situation corrected through plastic surgery.
An annual update of statistics shows the cosmetic procedures industry fared better than many in 2009.
Two studies of oral health in America conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that tooth decay in preschool children increased between 1988 and 2004, while it decreased for all other age groups.
If a patient comes out slightly nearsighted or farsighted after cataract surgery, surgeons can correct that residual prescription with LASIK surgery.
Many patients ask if their cataract surgery will be performed with laser. They think that a laser is the best way to perform any type of eye surgery.
Laser vision correction has helped many patients see better; there are two popular forms of laser vision correction, LASIK and advanced surface ablation.
Cataract surgery has traditionally been performed using small instruments and computer-controlled ultrasound called phacoemulsfication. However, there is a new laser that is currently under investigation that could potentially revolutionize cataract surgery as we know it.
With all of the improvements in LASIK surgery over the last few years, surgeons still sometimes need to do enhancements or touch-ups.
There are several types of cataracts, including nuclear cataracts, cortical cataracts, and posterior subcapsular cataracts.
Pellevé skin tightening is a highly effective non-surgical procedure for improving skin quality and wrinkles.
Thermage is a single, non-surgical procedure that reduces cellulite appearance while tightening, firming, toning, contouring, and rejuvenating the skin.