Myopia, commonly known as short sightedness is inability of our eyes to see distant objects clearly while normal vision for nearby objects remains.
When Does it Occur ?
Simple myopia although can occur at any age, affects mainly kids of school going age and progresses till adulthood when the growth of the body stops. As the eye enlarges there is an increase in myopia and further increase stops when the eyeball stops growing.
This is the rationale behind advice for regular checkups and vision tests.
Cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the developing world, statistics showing that as much as sixty two percent of blindness is caused by cataract. But this figure, although seems worrisome, does not stem from the seriousness of the disease, rather it is due to lack of access to basic health facilities for majority of the population in developing countries.
Toothache usually denotes to pain in and around the teeth. In most cases, toothache is caused by problems in teeth or jaw, like dental cavity, broken tooth, exposed root, gum problems, disease of the temporomandibular joint (jaw joint), or due to spasms in the chewing muscles. The severity can vary from persistent and mild to acute and excruciating. The tooth pain can be provoked by mastication or by ingestion of cold or hot.
A dental abscess is an accumulation of pus that can develop in the teeth or gums due to bacterial infection. Infection results in an accumulation of pus (dead tissue, live and dead bacteria, and white blood cells) and swelling of the tissues within the tooth. This causes a toothache.
Psoriasis is a chronic, auto-immune skin disease where the skin becomes inflamed, producing red, thickened areas with silvery scales, most often on the scalp, elbows, knees and lower back.
Psoriasis does not spread from one person to another, although it possible to see it in the members of the same family. Two out of every hundred people have psoriasis in the US and approximately 150,000 new cases occur every year.
Skin is one of the largest organs of our body and the first line of defense against a number of harmful germs and bacteria. But sadly it is also one of the most neglected parts of our body in terms of hygiene.
Acne is one of the most common skin conditions affecting specially teenagers. It is commonly known as pimple. It can cause the formation of whiteheads, blackheads or inflames red lesions. It affects almost all people at some point of time in life and might become a cause of great distress and hamper ones self esteem and confidence.