New Advancements In Surgery To Correct Vision Problems
CBS News has a nice summary article on two new surgical procedures performed by ophthalmologists to correct vision problems. The procedure called wavefront guided correction is the second generation of surgery (after Lasik) to correct nearsightedness or myopia. Scleral spacing surgery is a still experimental surgery to correct the difficulty seeing objects close at hand that people develop as they age.
New Research Shows Weight Loss Surgery Helps Correct High Blood Pressure
New information being released by the researchers at the University of Pittsburgh is showing that weight-loss surgery significantly lowers blood pressure in about two-thirds of patients undergoing the procedure, if they do not lose sufficient weight to move out of the “obese” category in body mass index (BMI). Although this was not an unexpected finding, it adds to the growing literature on the benefits of weight loss surgery.