Blog Posts in September, 2012

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  • Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Sep-2012

    Glaucoma and cataracts are two eye conditions associated with age. Individuals who develop glaucoma as they age may also develop cataracts. One misconception may be that glaucoma patients who also have cataracts may not benefit from cataract surgery, but this is not the case. Replacement of the clouded lens of the eye due to cataracts can improve vision, even if glaucoma is present. It is not ...
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  • What is Amblyopia?

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

    Amblyopia is the scientific name for “lazy eye.” In the simplest of terms, amblyopia, or lazy eye, is an eye condition in which one eye develops better vision than the other. The “lazy eye” is the eye with poorer vision. Amblyopia occurs during the development of the eyes in early childhood. One eye may develop stronger vision than the other. In rare cases, both eyes may be ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery for Nearsightedness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Sep-2012

    Nearsightedness (myopia) is a common cause of blurred vision, making it difficult to see objects in the distance clearly. It is considered a refractive error, and is most often caused from a variation of normal eye shape, not from a disease, though it may be caused by another disease or condition. Most nearsighted individuals have an abnormally shaped eyeball. The naturally shaped eye is rounded, ...
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  • Glaucoma Risk Increases with Diabetes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Sep-2012

    Diabetes is a complex disease that can cause serious medical complications, including diabetic eye disease. Perhaps the most commonly known diabetic eye disease is diabetic retinopathy, a condition in which blood vessels in the back of the eye leak into the eye. Though diabetic retinopathy is common among diabetics, individuals suffering from diabetes can also be at increased risk of developing ...
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  • Choosing Your LASIK Eye Surgeon

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

    Taking care of your eyes isn’t something that should be optional. Healthy eyes and proper vision care should be a top priority for anyone. If you lose your vision completely, it cannot be restored. One essential component of your vision and eye care plan is selecting the right doctor. How do you choose the doctor who is right for you? If you are considering laser eye surgery, selecting the ...
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  • Healthy Aging Tips For Your Eyes

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

    There’s no simple way around it: age affects vision. Presbyopia, which can make it difficult to see things up close, is a common vision impairment due to age. Cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are several other eye conditions aging adults may face. While there’s nothing you can do to prevent your eyes from aging, taking good care of your eyes could slow ...
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  • Diabetes and Eye Care

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Sep-2012

    Did you know diabetes is the leading cause of blindness for adults ages 20 to 64? Diabetic retinopathy is a condition in the back of the eye, caused by diabetes, which can lead to a significant loss of vision. It is one of the most frequent causes of retinal blindness in the world. Nearly 25 percent of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy, and five percent have a severe case of the eye ...
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  • Glaucoma: Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Glauco ma is an eye condition that is characterized by a buildup of pressure due to an abnormal flow of fluid in the eye. People who have a family history of the disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar may be at higher risk of developing glaucoma. As with any disease or medical condition, adjusting to life with glaucoma can be a challenging. However, glaucoma does not have to take over ...
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