How successful is cataract surgery?

This is one of the most common successful surgeries. How much improvement is achieved is dependent upon the initial health of the eye, as certain diseases of the retina can limit the final visual result. The ophthalmic surgeon will discuss this prior to any scheduling of surgery. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with cataract surgery, and complications (such as bleeding, infection, corneal decompensation, macular swelling, and retinal detachment) can occur during or after surgery in spite of ...

How prevalent is Lyme disease?

In the United Kingdom, Lyme disease is carried by the sheep tick, Ixodes ricinus. This tick can also feed on deer and other wild mammals and birds. The tick prefers to live in woods, heath and moorland, although it does not occur exclusively in these habitats. People who live in the parts of the country where the tick is prevalent are likely to be at greater risk. However, cases of the disease are widespread and it is possible that the full picture of tick distribution is not yet fully understood. Anyone ca...