Blog Posts in April, 2014

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  • Eyelid Surgery at Key-Whitman

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Apr-2014

    Not all eye surgeries are done to correct vision. In some cases, a patient may require cosmetic surgery — oculoplastic surgery — to correct conditions involving the tissues surrounding the eye, such as the eyelid, rather than to the cornea or lens of the eye itself. Oculoplastic surgery can correct a number of cosmetic problems including dropping or sagging eyelids, bags under the ...
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  • Eye Protection for Tennis Players

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2014

    There’s a certain level of risk associated with nearly any type of sport, though some sports pose more risk than others. In addition to sports-related injuries such as broken bones, sprains or torn tendons and ligaments, eye injuries are also common among athletes. Blunt trauma and impact injuries, penetrating or piercing injuries and radiation injuries are the most common eye injuries among ...
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  • Spring Foods for Optimum Eye Health

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Apr-2014

    What you eat plays a key role not only in your overall health, but in the health of your eyes, as well. Eating a healthy, nutritious diet and plenty of fruits and vegetables keeps your eyes healthy, prevents vision loss and may help prevent some eye conditions such as night vision problems, macular degeneration, dry eyes and eye infections. Must-haves nutrients for healthy eyes Vitamin A — ...
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  • Gardening Tips for Allergy Sufferers

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Apr-2014

    Are your allergies keeping you from enjoying time working in your garden? It’s no secret that North Texas is full of allergy-causing pollen in the springtime, causing sniffling, sneezing, coughing, headaches and itching, burning, watery or dry eyes. This spring allergy season is expected to be no better than recent years. In fact, this year’s allergy season started earlier and is ...
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  • Dry Eye and Allergy Treatment at Key-Whitman

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Apr-2014

    Do you suffer from itching, scratchy or burning eyes? It may be caused by dry eye syndrome, an irritating and sometimes even painful eye condition. Dry eye syndrome is caused by a lack of tear production or by tears’ improper chemical balance. If your eyes aren’t producing enough tears to keep them moist and lubricated, you will begin to notice minor symptoms such as an itching, ...
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  • 10 Tips to Reduce Symptoms of Spring Allergies

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2014

    Spring allergies hit many areas in the country earlier than usual this year – and they’re forecasted to last longer, too, due to the warm, mild winter many areas experienced. And Dallas allergy-sufferers get hit especially hard — in 2013, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranked Dallas the 23rd worst big city in the country for spring allergies, even worse than ...
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  • Women'€™s Eye Health and Safety Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Apr-2014

    April is Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month. Two-thirds of Americans over age 40 who suffer from vision problems, including blindness, are women. Why? According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), this is likely due to the fact that a woman’s life expectancy is longer than that of a man’s, and therefore, women are susceptible to age-related eye conditions. When it comes to your ...
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