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5 Reasons You STILL Have Acne

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5 Reasons You STILL Have Acne
You Don't Have Adult Acne. (You Have This.) What's happening: The good news: You don't have acne! The bad news: You may have perioral dermatitis, a skin condition that's common among middle-age women and is often mistaken for acne, says Chwalek.
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13 Surprising Reasons You Keep Breaking Out
Bottom line, acne sucks. But, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, acne affects 40 to 50 million Americans, so you're not alone (not that that really makes you feel any better). So, what causes acne? Mainly the overproduction of oil …
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Sioux City dermatology practice offers new walk-in clinic
Stephanie Walker, a physician assistant at Dermatology Associates of Siouxland, examines patient Ruth Lebowich's skin during a walk-in clinic. The clinic is held Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at 2930 Hamilton Boulevard.
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BrightOcular correctscoloboma and blocks sun rays from ocular albinism

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BrightOcular correctscoloboma and blocks sun rays from ocular albinism

What is BRIGHTOCULAR?

BrightOcular is a United States patent intraocular implant made of a thin, flexible, biocompatible, colored medical grade silicone which has been developed to alter iris appearance for medical and cosmetic purposes.

The intraocular implant is used to treat or alleviate cases of heterochromia, ocular albinism, and other iris-related abnormalities by protecting the eyes from the harmful effects of sunlight in patients who suffer from high levels of photosensitivity.

The artificial iris implant covers up iris defects such as coloboma, severe iris atrophies, iridoschisis, and also allows for the change in eye color for cosmetic reasons.

Your eyes are one of the most important sensory organs of your body. They allow you to see and visualize the world around you.  There are people in this world who are not as fortunate and do not have fully functioning eyes.  Some diseases in the eye affect the way the iris forms and affects the amount of light approaching the eye.  This can cause extreme sensitivity to sunlight and cause major distress in vision.  There is a new implant released called BrightOcular that can change all of that.

BrightOcular is the only intraocular implant invented in the United States that can be used to permanently cover up iris defects such as coloboma, aniridia, ocular albinism, and eye trauma.  When the iris is deformed, the BrightOcular implant can be placed inside to play the role of an artificial iris.  Because of its patented structure and design, it will lay inside the eye in a stable fashion while preventing excess light from entering the eye.  Depending on the color of your eye, the proper color can be chosen. BrightOcular can also be used to cosmetically change the color of your eye even if you have healthy eyes.

What does this mean for patients with medical conditions? Patients can now have a healthy visual field without straining their eyes because of excess light.  No more sunshades, UV color contacts, or prosthetic color contacts to avoid the bright light and or cover their iris deformity.

With BrightOcular, sunny days become bearable, enjoyable, and beautiful.  Under a new program for BrightOcular, patients with medical conditions that can benefit from the BrightOcular implant can have the procedure done for FREE.

BrightOcular has an estimated time frame of European approval of 18-24 months to treat medical conditions.  Next step would be filing with the FDA and bringing this popular procedure to the United States.

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Persistent red rash near mouth of 6-year-old female

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Persistent red rash near mouth of 6-year-old female
However, due to the confusion with eczema, topical steroids are commonly prescribed as an initial treatment. Although topical steroids will help the inflammatory component and improve the appearance of perioral dermatitis, it is difficult to wean off …
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Human Demodicosis: Revisit and a Proposed Classification
While human demodicosis is a skin disease sui generis, it can mimic many other inflammatory dermatoses, such as folliculitis, rosacea and perioral dermatitis, leading to unspecific and confusing descriptions in the literature. Here, we propose to …
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Facts about Ovarian Cysts

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Facts about Ovarian Cysts

Ovarian cysts form when something goes wrong with the monthly cycle of egg growth and release. Ovaries typically grow follicles every month. The follicles produce the hormones progesterone and estrogen, which are needed for the eggs to release during menstruation. At times, though, a follicle keeps growing and becomes a functional ovarian cyst.

There are 2 types of cysts that are generally present. When the flow of LH or luteinizing hormone that encourages the egg to release doesn’t occur, a follicular cyst starts to form. Since the follicle doesn’t release its egg, it turns into a cyst.

Women commonly develop ovarian cysts and they’re usually harmless with no treatment being required. However, there are some complex ovarian cysts that are more worrisome. Complex ovarian cysts aren’t as common and they contain both liquid and solid components.

Complex ovarian cysts can be quite painful if they are severe enough. Usually, women will discover these cysts on their own when they get a routine physical checkup, or when they start having severe pain. If this pain is coupled with other symptoms of ovarian cysts, a doctor should be seen immediately.

There are 3 types of complex ovarian cysts. The Dermoid Cysts grow from the same cells as human eggs and look almost like humans because they also grow teeth and hair. They’re quite painful but not cancerous. Endometrioma are cysts that grow outside the uterus and are brought about by endometriosis. Cystadenomas are cysts that contain liquid and mucus. They’re very large and painful. Sometimes they twist in on themselves, making the pain even worse.

The symptoms of complex ovarian cysts include an uncomfortable sensation in the pelvic area particularly near their periods and during intercourse. Other symptoms include excessive bleeding during their periods or periods ceasing altogether. Sometimes women have nausea, breast tenderness and vomiting.

Pelvic exams are needed to diagnose a ruptured ovarian cyst. Ultrasounds can also verify the diagnosis. Blood tests may also be ordered. In addition, the cysts need to be checked for cancer. This isn’t a problem with all complex ovarian cysts but it needs to be ruled out. The patient’s age and symptoms are all taken into consideration when diagnosing and treating ovarian cysts.

For more information on Ovarian cysts, symptoms of ovarian cysts and causes of ovarian cysts visit SymptomsOvarianCysts.com.

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