Blog Posts in May, 2013

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  • How to Treat Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2013

    Cataracts -- a cloudiness that develops on the lens of the eye -- are a common eye condition, especially among aging adults. Once cataracts begin to develop, it is not possible to reverse the cloudiness of the lens or to halt further development. Cataract surgery is the only way to restore vision that is lost due to cataracts. The good news for patients with cataracts is that unlike other eye ...
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  • Signs and Symptoms of Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-May-2013

    Cataracts are a common eye condition causing vision loss. Though they typically develop with age, in some cases, cataracts can occur in younger patients. Contrary to popular belief, cataracts are not a growth or film on the lens of the eye, but rather a clouding of the lens of the eye. Signs and symptoms of cataracts vary based on the severity of the cataracts. If the cataracts remain small, they ...
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  • How to Prevent or Treat Diabetic Retinopathy

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-May-2013

    Diabetic retinopathy is a common eye disease affecting an estimated 40 to 45 percent of diabetics in the U.S. This eye condition causes tiny blood vessels that carry blood and nutrients to the retina to swell, leak or even become blocked. When the vessels become blocked, new blood vessels may develop. These vessels are very fragile and can leak blood into the back of the eye, damaging the eye and ...
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  • Limbal Relaxing Incisions (LRI) for Treatment of Astigmatism and Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-May-2013

    Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea or lens of the eye is abnormally curved. Due to the irregular curvature, light does not hit the eye in such a way that it is properly focused on the retina and both distance and close range vision is affected. People who are nearsighted or farsighted may still have astigmatism. Symptoms of astigmatism include blurry vision, ...
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  • Treating Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-May-2013

    Dry Eye Syndrome is an irritating, uncomfortable and sometimes even painful, common eye condition caused by a lack of tear production or an improper chemical balance in the tears. Without proper tears to keep the eyes moist and lubricated, individuals with Dry Eye Syndrome may experience minor symptoms from an itching, burning or scratchy sensation in the eyes to more serious symptoms such as ...
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  • Get The Facts About Oculoplastic Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-May-2013

    When many people think of eye surgery, they think of LASIK, cataract surgery and other vision correction surgeries. In addition to these types of eye surgeries, there are many conditions in which cosmetic restoration surgery is needed. Eyelid surgery, called oculoplastic surgery is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye rather than corrective surgery ...
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