Tuesday, February 7, 2012


Glaucoma is an eye disease in which the optic nerve in the eye is damaged in a pattern.  Like Cateracts, it can permanently damage vision in the affected eyes, and lead to blindness if untreated.  Glaucoma can be caused by a variety of factors including ethnicity, and genetics.  Luckily there are several treatments for those who suffer with glaucoma.

Medication in the form of glaucoma eye drops can be easily administered to treat glaucoma.  In extreme cases, surgery may be required, which can be both expensive and have side effects.  As necessary as this case may be for some cases, this should be a step taken only after consulting with a physician and often after eye drops have been administered for some time.
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Cataracts of the eye is a clouding that develops in the crystalline lens of the eye, resulting in slight to complete opacity.  If left untreated, it can result in obstructing the passage of light, and over time lead to complete blindness.  It is a major worldwide problem, but it is something that can be easily treated quite easily.  Here's how:

Surgery can be performed to remove cataracts, but is often expensive and can lead to prolonged problems for patients.  Surgery should only be performed by medical professionals, and you should be well aware of the medical background the person performing surgery has if you are looking at surgery solutions.  Cataract eye drops are available that can dissolve cataracts over time.  They are relatively inexpensive and are very simple to use.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Top Medical Schools

Harvard Medical School
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Medical school is notiriously known for being one of the most difficult graduate schools to get into, so getting into one of the top medical schools in the world deserves some bragging rights.  Although the order is always up for debate, and many great medical schools are not included in the list, here are the top ten medical schools according to US News.

  1. Harvard University
  2. University of Pennsylvania
  3. Johns Hopkins University
  4. Washington University in St. Louis
  5. Duke University
  6. Stanford University
  7. University of California--San Francisco
  8. Yale University
  9. University of Washington
  10. University of Michigan--Ann Arbor

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