Normal cornea (Black of the eye) of a young person’s eye has positive spherical aberration (inability to focus light originating from a single point to a single point on the retina, which is like a film in a camera). This positive spherical aberration of cornea is because of high refractive power necessary in a compact design. However the ingenuity in nature has provided a lens inside the human eye which has a negative spherical aberration, effectively neutralizing the positive spherical aberration of the cornea and bringing light to a fine focus. This is all true in young person aged about 20 years. As the person ages the natural lens in his eye slowly looses its negative spherical aberration and becomes totally ineffective in neutralizing the natural positive spherical aberration of cornea resulting in degradation of visual quality like contrast sensitivity (ability to differentiate myriad shades in dim light) by the time a person reaches 50 years of age. So there is degradation of quality of vision long before cataract sets in due to age. Off course once cataract sets in even quantity of vision is affected, that is the time a patient seeks medical help, which is cataract surgery (removal of diseased natural lens) and implantation of an artificial lens called Intra Ocular Lens (IOL).
“Prevention is better than cure.” Consulting a Dentist whenever we have pain or problem must not only be the reason we go the dental clinic. It is advised to have Dental checkup regularly to prevent complicated problems in teeth.
With the harmful effects of unhealthy junk food, obesity and its link with lifestyle based diseases coming to light, a large number of people today are turning to healthier food options. You might notice that a lot of people around you are health conscious and are constantly fighting to watch their weight.
We, at DocSuggest, have come up with the healthy snack contest especially for the ‘weight watchers.’
Hip and knee replacement surgery has a dramatic effect on patients’ lives. It is generally recommended if conservative measures have been ineffective or are likely to be ineffective. Most patients are able to go back to their former active lifestyle as their pain is relieved and mobility restored. Age is not a bar to joint replacement surgery. Modern materials and techniques have largely overcome the problems of wear and loosening of the implant. This brief introduction to joint replacement surgery will give you a flavour of the different types of joint replacements of the hip and knee performed by our surgeons.
Exercise is very important in managing diabetes. Combining diet, exercise, and medicine (when prescribed) will help control your weight and blood glucose level.
Following are the ways exercise helps control diabetes:
- Improves your body’s use of insulin
- Helps burn excess body fat, helping to decrease and control weight
- Improves muscle strength
- Increases bone density and strength
- Lowers blood pressure
- Helps protect against heart and blood vessel disease by lowering cholesterol
- Improves circulation and reduces your risk of a heart attack
- Increases energy level and enhances work capacity
- Reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and releases tension and anxiety
- Improves physical appearance
- May raise HDL, or “good” cholesterol
If you are one of the few lucky ones who have not yet suffered from low back pain,do not be too happy. Second only to common cold, low back pain is increasing in incidence the World over. Almost 80-90% of population is affected by this problem in urban areas and is the commonest cause of absenteeism from work for people under 45 years of age in the Western World. Most suffer for a few days to weeks and in others it becomes a chronic problem with umpteen visits to various specialists,homeopaths,Auervedic massage treatments, acupuncture, magnetotherapy,Rieki etc. In India friends, neighbours, barbers, medical shop owners ,grand mothers are all specialistst have their own special remedies to offer and stories to tell. And of course that consultation with the foreign doctor – when I went to USA……… and the stories go on!