Blog Posts in July, 2011

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  • Parts of the Eye

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Jul-2011

    Because the different parts of the eye work together so seamlessly, many of us think of the eye as one single body part. If asked to label the eye, most would be hard pressed to point out anything more than the pupil and the iris. The truth is, though, that the eye is a very interesting organ, with many different parts. The parts of the eye that are visible when we look in the menu are: The iris ...
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  • Diagnosis and Glaucoma Treatment Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jul-2011

    Because the vision loss that is associated with glaucoma is irreversible, early diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma is essential. This is one of many important reasons to have your eyes checked regularly by an ophthalmologist. There are several tests and examinations that can be done to help diagnose glaucoma; once a diagnosis has been made, treatment can begin to reduce the risk of more damage ...
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  • Types of Glaucoma and Risk Factors

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2011

    Glaucoma is an eye disease that can result in permanent vision loss if left untreated. Pressure in the eye builds up resulting in damage to the optic nerve (the nerve that transmits images to the brain), ultimately causing vision loss that is irreversible. Damage to the optic nerve can be minimized if glaucoma is detected early and treated. Types of Glaucoma: Open-Angle Glaucoma: This is the most ...
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  • Causes and Symptoms of Glaucoma

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2011

    Glaucoma is an eye disease characterized by an increase in eye pressure that causes damage to the optic nerve resulting in the loss of vision. Because this vision loss is irreversible, it is important to diagnose glaucoma as early as possible. Causes: The exact cause of glaucoma is unknown, though it does appear to be hereditary. The loss of vision is a result of the buildup of aqueous humor, a ...
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  • Crystalens Dallas and a Special Patient

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2011

    Laser eye surgery is becoming increasingly common, and many people are undergoing the process in order to improve their vision. Sometimes, though, a surgeon encounters a special case, and a patient who is unforgettable. Adam Williamson is one of those patients. Adam was paralyzed in a dirt bike accident. He was also far-sighted which caused dizziness that negatively affected his balance. Working ...
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