Cataract surgery

Cataract surgery successfully restores vision in an overwhelming majority of cases. Find out what cataract surgery involves, including what to expect afterward and rare complications.


A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens in your eye becomes cloudy, often impairing vision. Fortunately, cataract surgery is safe and effective.

Cleft lip and cleft palate

Cleft lip and cleft palate are common birth defects. Surgical correction allows children with clefts to live normal and healthy lives.

Ear tubes

Ear tubes surgically placed in the eardrums may prevent the accumulation of fluids in the middle ears and decrease the frequency of ear infections.

Elbow replacement surgery

Eye exam

Eye exam — Overview covers definition, what to expect and results of vision testing.

Genetic testing

Genetic testing is used to detect altered genes that may cause illness or disease. Although genetic testing can offer important health information, it has limitations.


Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that, left untreated, can seriously damage your optic nerve and lead to blindness.

Hip replacement

Knee replacement

Find out what to expect before, during and after knee replacement surgery.


Nearsightedness allows you to see objects near to you clearly, but objects farther away look blurry. It's easily corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses.


Retinal detachment

Retinal detachment is a medical emergency. Without prompt treatment, this condition can lead to permanent loss of vision.


Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine. Most cases are mild, but severe cases may require treatment with braces or surgery.


A tracheostomy, a surgically created hole in the windpipe, enables a person to breathe when normal breathing is obstructed.


X-rays are a form of radiation that can make images of your bones and internal organs.

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