LASIK Surgery Success Factors

LASIK – Success Factors Patients have to meet certain criteria for the successful outcome of the LASIK procedure. The patients should know the requirements to determine whether the LASIK surgical procedure is suitable for them or not. The end result of PRK and LASIK are suitable for most patients. However, every patient is not a […]

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 […]

Glaucoma Introduction and Description

Glaucoma – Introduction and Description Glaucoma is a condition in which damage of optic nerve occurs gradually. Glaucoma is developed due to the high pressure inside the eyes. It is mostly hereditary and identified only during the later stage of life. The function of the optic nerve is to transmit images of the objects seen […]

Spinal Nerves

The spinal cord is the continuation of the brainstem, it lies protected within the vertebral column of the spine. A spinal nerve is any of the 31 pairs of nerves that arise from the spinal cord. The spinal nerves are named according to where it emerges and passes through the bones in the spinal vertebrae.

Kidney Anatomy and Function

The kidneys are the major organs that maintain homeostasis (balance) in the body. They maintain balance in electrolytes, acid-base, and fluid in the blood. When the kidneys aren’t working as they should, there is a failure of homeostasis which can result in death if not corrected.

Endocrine System Glands and Hormones

There are 2 different systems that keep our bodies working in a balanced, coordinated way called homeostasis. Our endocrine system uses chemicals called hormones. The endocrine system is made of 9 major glands scattered throughout our body. Together, these glands make dozens of chemical messengers called hormones and release them directly into the blood stream. The endocrine system plays an important part in homeostasis.

Skeletal System: Bones, Joints, Cartilage, Ligaments, Bursae

Our musculoskeletal system is made up of muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, joints and bursae. Our muscles work with the nervous system to contract when stimulated with impulses from motor nerves.

Bones and Joints of the Arm

This is a labeled image of all of bones and joints of the arm, shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand.

The Knee Muscles

Images of the knee joint including various views of muscles, bones, ligaments and other structures.

Anatomy and Function of the Digestive System

The digestive system is an essential to the human body. It helps in break down of the foods we eat into smaller components that can be absorbed by the body for its nourishment. This process is known as digestion. The process of digestion involves grinding of the food, foods movement through the digestive tract, breaking down of larger molecules, absorption of nutrients into the blood and removing waste from the body.