Articles by Dr. Alison

Cerebral Palsy (Children) Types, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Delayed milestones of development in a baby, such as a delay in sitting up or walking, may lead to a diagnosis of cerebral ataxia. For instance, most babies learn to walk by 12 to 14 months of age. If it is noticed that even at 20 months the baby cannot walk and other milestones of development are delayed, together with >> Read More ...

Suspected Stroke – Diagnosis (Tests, Scans) and Assessment

A stroke, or cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the neurological dysfunction that arises when there is an interruption of the blood supply to a specific region of the brain. Stroke causes sudden death of brain cells due to lack of oxygen. It is a major life-threatening emergency and recognizing the early signs and symptoms >> Read More ...

Glaucoma Laser, Filtering Surgery and Aqueous Shunt Devices

Glaucoma is condition characterized by progressive optic nerve damage and is very often due an increase in intraocular pressure (IOP). It cannot be cured but early detection and treatment can help to prevent vision loss and blindness, primarily by reducing the intraocular pressure (IOP). Medication in the form of eye drops >> Read More ...

Cataract Lens Removal and Replacement Surgery Procedure Guide

Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens. Not all cataract cases require surgery. However, surgery is the only effective treatment option in advanced cataract causing problems with routine activities such as driving, reading, cooking, watching television, and so on. >> Read More ...

Tests to Detect A Cataract and Different Types of Treatment

The lens of the eye needs to be clear so that light can pass through it uninhibited and cast an image on the back of the eye (retina). Clouding or opacification of the lens of the eye, which is clear under normal circumstances, is known as a cataract. This usually develops over a long time, impairing vision and may >> Read More ...

E.coli Infection, Diseases, Symptoms, Spread, Dangerous Strains

E.coli infection is one of the common bacterial infections that cause a number of diseases depending on where the bacteria gains entry into the body. Due to its close relationship with humans and other animals, it is one of the more common species of bacteria that leads to disease in humans. Every now and then, certain >> Read More ...
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