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Corneal Transplant

March 24, 2017 Category :Health Watch 0

Cornea is the front part of our eyes. It is the transparent part of our eye that covers the pupil, iris and retina.

Corneal Transplant is a surgical procedure where a portion of our cornea is removed and replaced with a portion of the cornea from a donor. Corneal Transplant also known as keratoplasty is performed 400,000 times in America only. With this numbers, we can only imagine the importance of this procedure.

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Facts About Colonoscopy

August 17, 2015 Category :Health Watch 0

Colonoscopy is a screening examination performed to look for colorectal cancer, or commonly known as colon cancer. This procedure allows the doctor to have a closer look at the insides of the entire colon and rectum to look for polyps or tumors which can be early signs of cancer. As the examination is performed, the doctor uses a thin tube, about the size of a finger. This tube is called colonoscope, a flexible, hollow and lighted tube with a tiny video camera at the end that is gently inserted inside the colon and sends pictures to a TV monitor. The procedure itself takes approximately thirty minutes, and patients are usually given medicines for them to relax or to sleep while the examination is being done.

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Upper Gastrointestinal Bleeding (UGIB)

October 9, 2013 Category :Health Watch 0

Upper gastrointestinal bleeding is a common medical condition which involves the bleeding of gastro intestinal tract which is indicated by vomiting of blood streaks (hematemesis) and excretion of black, tarry stools (melena). This is common among men who are older especially those who have the penchant for alcohol drinking.

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