Blog Posts in June, 2015

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  • "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Eye Infection - You're More At Risk Than You Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Jun-2015

    The shocking case of the 23-year-old Dallas mother who went blind in one eye after contracting “flesh-eating bacteria” has garnered a lot of media attention and gone viral in the past week. The story seems so alarming because she was simply participating in a mud run. However, as heartbreaking as the story is, this type of eye damage is not uncommon. In fact, you may be at greater risk ...
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  • Reduce Signs of Aging with Anti-Aging Injectables

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Jun-2015

    Are you tired of looking in the mirror and seeing crow’s feet, frown lines or wrinkles around your eyes, mouth and forehead? While these signs of aging are normal, they can make you look tired or upset. Anti-aging injectables, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, can improve the appearance of wrinkles and frown lines, leaving you looking years younger. Why do we get wrinkles? As we age, our skin ...
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  • 6 Health Conditions Your Eye Doctor May Detect First

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Jun-2015

    Routine eye exams can save your sight, but they may also save your life. Sometimes, vision loss due to an eye condition may actually be a signal of a more serious health condition. Some of the health conditions that may be detected during a routine eye exam include: Cancer: As cancers spread, they can reach the eye. Brain tumors, breast cancer and even lung cancers have been detected during an eye ...
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  • Why Millennials Should Invest in LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Jun-2015

    Is LASIK eye surgery something you consider out of reach due to your age or financial status? When you take time to look at the benefits of LASIK, you might be surprised to learn that laser eye surgery is an ideal option for young adults. Here are five reasons young people should consider LASIK eye surgery: Quick recovery. You don’t need to have a bunch of vacation time saved up before you ...
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  • How YAG Capsulotomy Can Help After Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Jun-2015

    One of the most common occurrences following cataract surgery is the reappearance of cloudy vision. Many patients experience a condition known as Posterior Capsule Opacity (PCO) weeks, months or even years after surgery. The condition is also referred to as “secondary cataract” and impairs your vision. It is most effectively treated with a quick, painless YAG laser treatment. What is ...
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  • Why Do I Still Have Cloudy Vision After Cataract Surgery?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Jun-2015

    About three million cataract surgeries are performed in the United States every year, making cataract surgery the most frequently performed surgery in the country. Cataract surgery is also a highly successful procedure—at least 98 percent of cataract patients regain very good vision post-surgery—with few complications. Most complications from cataract surgery are minor and treatable. ...
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  • Is too much screen time damaging your eyes?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jun-2015

    We live in a world that is driven by technology, and that technology improves our lives in many ways. But spending too much time in front of the screen—whether that’s a computer screen, tablet, or phone—could be hurting your eyes. It’s a condition known as Computer Vision Syndrome, and while it won’t permanently damage your eyes, it can cause serious eyestrain, which ...
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  • Keep Your Eyes Healthy with These Foods This Summer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Jun-2015

    What you eat has a direct effect on your overall health, including your eyes. A lack of proper nutrition weakens the eyes and can lead to any number of eye conditions, including macular degeneration, dry eyes, eye infections and cataracts. Here’s a quick refresher on the nutrients you need for strong, healthy eyes. Vitamin A A vitamin A deficiency can cause night vision problems, dry eyes ...
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  • 7 Myth-Busting Truths About LASIK That Will Make You Ditch Your Contacts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jun-2015

    From cost to misplaced fears, many people opt for contact lenses over getting LASIK for all the wrong reasons. The truth is for most people, LASIK eye surgery comes with fewer drawbacks than contact lenses, and there is plenty of new research (and plain old facts) to support this premise. “Safety, convenience, superior vision and long-term savings make LASIK eye surgery a winner over contact ...
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  • Why It's Important to Wear Sunglasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jun-2015

    Another Texas summer is just around the corner! As you’re planning your summer activities, take some time to freshen up your knowledge of proper sun protection. When you hear someone mention sun protection, it’s likely in the context of protecting your skin—and for good reason. Skin cancer is among the most common forms of cancer, but it is also the most preventable. While ...
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  • Polarized Sunglasses: An Extra Layer of Sun Protection

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Jun-2015

    Sunglasses aren’t just a fashion statement—they're a necessity if you want to protect your eyes from the sun. Basic sunglasses that block 100 percent of UVA and UVB rays will do in most cases, but other options, such as polarized lenses, may be worth considering. Depending on your lifestyle, polarized lenses might be a better option for you than basic sunglasses. Polarized ...
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  • If You Could Only Smoke with Needles Stuck in Your Eyes, Would You Quit?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Jun-2015

    That’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are betting on. In its latest round of "Tips from Former Smokers" commercials, the CDC features Marlene, a former smoker, who is losing her eyesight due to age-related macular degeneration (AMD). In order to slow her vision loss – and near blindness – Marlene sees her ophthalmologist for drug injections in ...
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