Blog Posts in March, 2014

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  • The Link Between LASIK Eye Surgery and Dry Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2014

    Every year, more than a million people get LASIK eye surgery to correct their vision. Of those, about eight in 10 LASIK patients will experience dry eyes following the procedure. Dry eyes is a condition that causes the eyes to itch, burn and produce excessive tearing. It is a common side effect of LASIK and may persist for a few days or weeks following surgery. Does LASIK cause dry eyes? Dry eyes ...
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  • How to Protect Your Eyes from UV Rays

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Mar-2014

    Growing up, were you told looking directly into the sun would make you go blind? That’s somewhat of an extreme outcome, but it is true the sun can cause serious damage to your eyes. The sun emits both UVA and UVB rays, both of which are commonly associated with skin conditions, melanoma and even immunity suppression. These UV rays can also increase your chances of developing eye conditions ...
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  • The Relationship Between Sleep Apnea and Glaucoma

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

    If you suffer from the sleep disorder known as sleep apnea, your vision may be at risk. A recent study led by Ching-Chun Lin, M.A., from the College of Medical Science and Technology at Taipei Medical University in Taiwan, found that people with obstructive sleep apnea have an increased risk of developing open-angle glaucoma. Glaucoma is an eye condition in which fluid in the eye does not flow ...
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  • The Effects of Spring Allergies on Your Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Mar-2014

    Do itching, burning, puffy or watery eyes plague you? You are not alone. Millions of Americans suffer from allergies that affect the eyes. With spring comes the season for allergies, and many North Texans are already experiencing the effects of an increased amount of allergens in the air. As plants begin to bloom, pollen from grass, weeds, trees and mold is released into the Texas air. It is these ...
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  • Eliminating Cloudy Vision after Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Mar-2014

    Cataract surgery is a common procedure with a success rate of 98 percent or higher and few complications. According to the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, 3 million Americans undergo cataract surgery every year. Most of these patients will experience no severe medical fallout from the procedure, and the majority of cataract complications are minor and treatable. Posterior ...
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  • Cataract Treatment Options for Every Lifestyle

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Mar-2014

    Cataracts are a common eye condition affecting the lens portion of the eye. They are not a growth or film on the eye, but rather a clouding of the focusing lens, which is located behind the pupil. Cataracts are especially common in aging adults, though some younger patients can develop the condition. In a healthy eye, light travels through the pupil where it is focused through the clear lens onto ...
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  • Implantable Lens Options: Trulign & Crystalens®

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Mar-2014

    Adults over age 45 often complain of losing the ability to focus on items close up. This vision loss is due to a condition called presbyopia or “aging eyes.” It is an inevitable, gradual progression that weakens the ability of the lens of the eye to focus in the field of vision. Presbyopia is a natural part of aging and a frustrating one at that. Though it cannot be prevented, aging ...
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  • Is There Anything to Help Aging Eyes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Mar-2014

    If you are over 40 years old and have noticed your vision declining, it may not be the result of an eye condition but simply natural changes in eyesight due to age. As the human body ages, some functions begin to deteriorate, including vision. Many people over 40 will experience age-related vision loss as a result of presbyopia, with symptoms such as difficulty seeing to read and performing other ...
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