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.

Tests and diagnosis

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.


Treatments and drugs

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.

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.

Hip replacement

Knee replacement


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

Jan. 28, 2014