Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Cases of idiopathic intracranial hypertension on the rise in Wales

(HealthDay)—The incidence and prevalence of idiopathic intracranial hypertension are increasing in Wales, corresponding to increasing body mass index (BMI) in the population, according to a study published online Jan. 20 ...

Neuroscience

One-time hydrocephalus operation brings good outcomes for babies

Hydrocephalus, an abnormal build-up of cerebrospinal fluid within the brain, is typically treated by surgically placing a shunt to continually drain cerebrospinal fluid into the abdomen, protecting the brain from excess pressure. ...

Ophthalmology

ECP, second drainage device effective in refractory glaucoma

(HealthDay)—For patients with refractory glaucoma with failed initial tube shunt, both endoscopic cyclophotocoagulation (ECP) and implantation of a second glaucoma drainage device (GDD-2) are effective as second surgeries, ...

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