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  • Holiday Health Risks: 10 Ways Diabetics Can Protect the Body, Eyes and Psyche

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Nov-2017

    November is the ideal time for Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month because the holidays are upon us. While the holiday season is a joyous time of year for many, it can also be challenging for diabetics who need to watch their diets, continue to exercise and manage stress levels in order to keep their diabetes under control. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye doctor Faisal Haq, ...
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  • Stroke, Heart Attack, Vision Loss: How Eye Doctors Save Eyes and Lives

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Sep-2017

    Ten years ago, Jane Adams* walked into Key-Whitman Eye Center for a preoperative exam prior to having LASIK eye surgery. What Jane didn’t expect was that she would leave our office with life changing news. The eye surgeon performing her exam found excess pressure on the back of Jane’s eyes, which indicated she might have a brain tumor. Key-Whitman ophthalmologist Larry A. Fish explains ...
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  • What Do Vacuuming, Mackerel and Sunshine Have in Common? What Diabetics Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Mar-2017

    Diabetes can take a serious toll on the body, but did you know uncontrolled diabetes can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness? In fact, according to a recent report by the National Eye Institute (NEI), diabetic retinopathy – the most common form of diabetic eye disease – is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20-74. The NEI also projects the prevalence of the ...
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  • One Big Preventable Risk Every Young Diabetic Should Avoid

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Nov-2015

    Ask adults how much thought they gave to their health when they were younger, and many will admit they had a false sense of security. For young diabetics, this same sense can lead to a multitude of health and quality of life issues down the road, including irreversible vision loss. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center's Dallas Ophthalmologist Kimberly Warren, M.D. , “Many young people ...
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  • Causes, Prevention and Treatment of Diabetic Retinopathy

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Apr-2015

    Diabetic retinopathy, also known as diabetic eye disease, is a common eye condition affecting an estimated 40 to 45 percent of all Americans who have diabetes. When left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can result in permanent vision loss. Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood glucose levels cause the tiny blood vessels that nourish the retina to swell, leak or become blocked. As the blood ...
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  • How a Failed DMV Eye Test Prevented One Man From Going Blind and Taught Him to Take Diabetes Seriously

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-Nov-2014

    Texas native Steve Nicholson is probably one of a select few who will tell you he’s glad he flunked his vision test at the DMV. The 57-year-old, who was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes while battling cancer in 2011, is also grateful Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Kristen Leaser, Certified Ophthalmic Assistant, has a talent for setting people straight about diabetic eye disease. “I went ...
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  • Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

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

    November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important awareness months when it comes to eye diseases. Many people do not realize that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 64, so generating awareness of the eye condition is extremely important.November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important ...
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  • Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetic Eye Disease?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Oct-2014

    Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. As many as 25 to 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy. November is American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, it is important that you educate yourself on the potential health complications associated with the disease and how to prevent ...
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  • What is Diabetic Eye Disease?

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

    Diabetes affects the body in numerous ways, and it can even affect the eyes. Diabetic eye disease, or diabetic retinopathy, is an eye condition that may result from diabetes. The disease occurs when blood vessels in the back of the eye weaken and leak fluid, or when abnormal blood vessels grow on the surface of the retina. These abnormal blood vessels can hemorrhage. Diabetic eye disease is the ...
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  • Diabetes: Leading Cause of Blindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Nov-2013

    Diabetic retinopathy is an eye condition caused by diabetes in which the retina is damaged by leaky blood vessels. If left untreated, diabetic retinopathy can lead to irreversible blindness. Diabetic retinopathy is the leading cause of retinal blindness in the world. Approximately 26 million men, women and children in the United States have type 1 or type 2 diabetes. About 25 percent of diabetics ...
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  • November is American Diabetes Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Nov-2013

    The American Diabetes Association has designated November as American Diabetes Month to raise awareness about this life-threatening illness. Nearly 26 million men, women and children in the United States have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 79 million are at risk for developing type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes can lead to serious eye conditions, including diabetic retinopathy and cataracts. ...
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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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  • Diabetic Retinopathy Symptoms

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

    Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults 20 to 64 years of age. Blindness in diabetic patients is caused by an eye condition called diabetic retinopathy. It is a condition in the back of the eye that causes blood vessels to swell, leak or close off completely. With diabetic retinopathy, abnormal new blood vessels can also grow on the surface of the retina. Because diabetic retinopathy ...
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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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  • 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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  • Aging Eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Aug-2012

    It’s no secret that as we age, parts of our body begin to decline and don’t function as they once did. Unfortunately, our vision is no different. Most people over 40 will experience age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, cataracts or another condition. Have you noticed that you now need glasses to see up close or that you struggle to see things at a distance or to distinguish ...
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  • Diabetic Retinopathy: Early Detection to Prevent Vision Loss

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

    Diabetic retinopathy, the most common eye disease caused by diabetes, is the leading cause of blindness in adults who are 20-64 years old. It is also one of the most common causes of retinal blindness in the world. 25 percent of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy. This common eye disease occurs when blood vessels in the retina change. Changes to the blood vessels can cause ...
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  • Vision Loss As We Age

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Mar-2012

    Vision loss is, unfortunately, a natural part of the aging process. Most adults over age 40 experience a decline in their vision called presbyopia. As we mature, the crystalline lens of the eye loses its elasticity and begins to harden, making it difficult to see up close. While presbyopia is not considered a disease of the eye, there are several eye diseases that also affect many people as they ...
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  • Eye Problems with Diabetes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Nov-2011

    Dr. Whitman exams eye problems with diabetes. It's important to know the symptoms of eye problems that are unique to those with diabetes.
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  • Eye Health: The Connection Between Diabetes and Eye Disease

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Apr-2011

    Did you know that one of the leading causes of blindness in adults aged 20-74 is Diabetes? As a diabetic, paying close attention to your eyesight is crucial, and regular eye exams can help prevent or detect problems early before irreversible blindness occurs. When you have diabetes, eye health should be a top concern. The threat of eye disease and changes in vision grow when your blood sugar ...
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