ABSTRACT: A healthy cornea is an essential component of clear vision. Any condition that distorts the clarity of the cornea to a greater extent has to be treated by keratoplasty. This article discusses by large about the various aspects of corneal transplants like modes of storage and their legal aspects with an emphasis on the […]
The battle over the life and death of Terri Schiavo was only the most recent medical ethics case to catch the public’s attention. This case asked both the individuals involved and our society in general to make moral judgments about the appropriateness of a decision to maintain or withdraw life-sustaining treatment. As a practicing medical […]
The ethical rules of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) provide that confidential information about a deceased patient should only be divulged ‘with the written consent of his or her next-of-kin or the executor of his or her estate’–except where such information ought to be disclosed in terms of a statute or court […]
Choroidal neovascularisation is a potentially visually devastating element of various forms of eye pathology. Recent research has focused on neurovascular age-related macular degeneration (AMD) as a cause. AMD can be classified as being exudative (wet) or atrophic (dry). Wet AMD is characterised by a pathological process in which new blood vessels develop in the choroids, […]
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In a growing number of states, medical marijuana occupies a dual legal status. The federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, signifying that it has both a high potential for abuse and no acceptable medical use. Patients and physicians are thus subject to the same federal criminal penalties as any […]
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