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What is Posterior Capsulotomy?

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Capsulotomy What is a Posterior Capsulotomy? Posterior capsulotomy is a surgical procedure, which is sometimes necessary to clear vision after cataract surgery is done with intraocular lens implant.  The normal lens inside the eye focuses light rays.  This lens has cellophane like outer lining called the capsule. The inner layers called the cortex and the nucleus is […]

Drug protocols in extra pulmonary TB

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Treatment of Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis   Extrapulmonary TB is a paucibacillary condition and the yield of positive smear or culture may be low (30-50%).  Conventionally, extra pulmonary tuberculosis is classified into severe and non- severe forms. Meningeal tuberculosis, neurouberculosis, spinal tuberculosis, abdominal tuberculosis, bilateral pleural effusion, pericardial effusion, and bone and joint tubersulosis at more than one site […]

Explosion hazards in theatre

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EXPLOSION HAZARDS EXPLOSION HAZARDS DURING GENERAL ANESTHESIA AND ENDOSCOPIC SURGERIES : Although the use of inflammable anesthetic agents has declined greatly over the last two or three decades, ether is still used in some countries, the risk of fires or explosions has not been eliminated. However, bowel gas consisting of methane, hydrogen and hydrogen sulfide […]

Genito urinary TB

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GENITO URINARY TUBERCULOSIS  INCIDENCE: 15 To 20% of Tuberculosis patients have Genito Urinary TB as the prime focus. Tuberculosis is the most common opportunistic infection in AIDS patients. DEVELOPMENT OF DISEASE: All Tuberculous infections are acquired infections from the inhalation of droplet nuclei which reach the pulmonary alveoli. Upto 50% of the active disease occurs […]

Managing the red eye

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THE RED EYE – A PRACTICAL APPROACH Introduction The primary care physician frequently encounters patients who complain of a red eye. Many causes of the red eye, which present may be treatable. A simple classification such as Treatable red eye and Referable red eye may improve the management of this condition. Treatable red eyes are conditions such as hordeolum, chalazion, […]