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Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen Shoulder

Anatomy/Pathophysiology – Adhesive Capsulitis Frozen Shoulder Adhesive capsulitis, or “frozen shoulder”, is a painful condition which results in a severe loss of motion in the shoulder. It may follow an injury to the shoulder, but may also arise gradually with no warning or injury. The shoulder actually “freezes up” due to a severe inflammation of the […]

Cataract Surgery – Risks

Cataract Surgery – Risks Cataract surgery is actually a safe procedure with high success rates, but risks and complications may occur in some patients. The risks and complications developed after cataract surgery can be treated easily. The risks associated with cataract surgery are mostly suffered by people with other eye problems such as severe myopia, […]

LASIK Risks and Complications

LASIK surgery is used to correct refractive errors such as astigmatism, hyperopia, and myopia. LASIK surgery helps the patients to eliminate the use of spectacles or contact lenses. Each type of surgical procedure has its own risks, side-effects, and complications. Even though LASIK eye surgery is considered as the safest and successful surgical procedure, it […]

Evolution and Types of Eye Surgery

Evolution and Types of Eye Surgery Corrective surgical procedures for human eye have been practicing for more than 100 years. However, techniques for corrective eye procedures are improving from last few decades –especially after the discovery of laser procedures. Artificial lenses are used to correct the refractive errors of the eye. With the help of […]

Myringotomy

The term ‘myringotomy’ is a surgery where a tiny incision is made on the eardrum to drain out any fluid or pus that may have accumulated in the middle ear. Before going further, it would be helpful to understand the anatomy of the ear and why myringotomy surgery is needed. Ear Anatomy The Eustachian tube […]

Myringotomy-The Procedure and Complication Risks

Myringotomy Surgery – The Procedure The procedure of myringotomy is an elective procedure that is done only after medications fail to improve the condition. The patient is first given premedication in order to relax before being taken to the operating room. However, premedication is mostly given to children as they are very anxious and fearful […]

Myringotomy Post Surgery Care

Myringotomy Post Surgery Care As soon as the surgery is over, the patient is taken to the recovery room. It takes almost an hour for the patient to completely come out of the anesthetic state. On getting back to normalcy, he/she is discharged home on the same day after giving some advices. Some patients may […]

Myringotomy-Definition, Ear Anatomy and Preparation for the Surgery

The term ‘myringotomy’ is a surgery where a tiny incision is made on the eardrum to drain out any fluid or pus that may have accumulated in the middle ear. Before going further, it would be helpful to understand the anatomy of the ear and why myringotomy surgery is needed. Ear Anatomy The Eustachian tube […]

Symptoms of Tonsillitis and Need for Tonsillectomy

What are the symptoms of tonsillitis? The various symptoms associated with tonsil infection are: • Chronic sore throat. • Bad odor in the mouth. • Dental malocclusion or improper alignment of teeth. • Abscess or pus-filled sac. • Upper airway obstruction, which causes swallowing difficulties, snoring and sleep apnea. Infected adenoids cause: • Breathing obstruction. […]

Tonsillectomy care after surgery

What happens after a tonsillectomy After the procedure, the patient is taken to the recovery room where the patient’s family or caregiver can meet the patient and be with him or her till the action of the anesthetic wears off. Once the anesthetic loses its effect, the patient is generally allowed to go home with […]