Blog Posts in October, 2012

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  • Glaucoma Treatment Explained

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Oct-2012

    Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As the pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. Those with a family history of the disease, or individuals with high blood pressure or high blood sugar are at higher risk for developing glaucoma. Proper treatment for glaucoma is ...
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  • Your Eye Health - 5 Tips to Healthy Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Oct-2012

    Not all visual problems are preventable, but you do have a great deal of control over your eye health. If you want to maintain healthy eyes and good vision as long as possible, take the time to give your eyes the care they deserve. Follow these 5 Tips to Healthy Eyes: 1. Get regular eye exams Early detection of many serious eye health problems can only happen if you maintain regular eye exams. ...
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  • How Smoking Can Lead to Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Oct-2012

    Smoking can lead to a number of serious health problems including lung cancer and heart disease, but many people may not realize that smoking can also significantly increase the risk of eye problems and could even necessitate cataract surgery. Smoking increases future risks of developing cataracts or macular degeneration. Women who smoke when they are pregnant increase their risk of premature ...
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  • Do I have Floaters or Flashes? A closer look at symptoms and treatment options.

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Oct-2012

    You may have noticed black spots, specks or even cobweb-like shapes in your field of vision. They are called eye floaters. Floaters are most often seen when looking at a blank wall or background. They are caused by tiny pieces of vitreous gel floating around inside the eye. Movement of the vitreous gel inside the eye may also cause the appearance of sudden flashes of light called eye flashes. The ...
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  • Laser Eye Surgery Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Oct-2012

    Vision correction surgical techniques, tools and procedures have evolved greatly over the past 25 years. As techniques and procedures have been fine-tuned, more patients are able to benefit from corrective eye surgery with better results and fewer risks. Radial Keratotomy (RK) was the first form of corrective eye surgery. This procedure evolved into the first laser eye surgery, photorefractive ...
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  • Understanding Eye Allergies

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2012

    Allergies can be more than a nuisance to allergy suffers. For some, allergies can be painful and cause serious eye irritation. Are your allergies causing dry, itchy, puffy or red eyes ? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies, including eye allergies or allergic conjunctivitis. Symptoms of eye allergies include redness in the whites of the eye or inner eyelid, itchy or ...
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  • Symptoms of Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Oct-2012

    Cataracts are a common eye condition defined as the clouding of the lens portion of the eye. Cataracts are not a growth or film on the lens of the eye, as commonly thought. Rather, they are a clouding of the focusing lens located behind the pupil. Though cataracts primarily affect aging adults, congenital or developmental cataracts in infants or children can be caused by birth defects, or appear ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery and 2013 FSA Changes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Oct-2012

    The Flexible Spending Account (FSA) rules are set to change on January 1, 2013. Beginning next year, employees will be limited to putting just $2,500 pre-tax salary into their health savings account. Currently, there is no legal limit, though most employers set a limit of $5,000. The start of a new year is just around the corner. Now is the time to consider how you will spend your FSA funds next ...
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