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  • When LASIK Isn't an Option, EBK - a Minimally Invasive Eye Surgery Alternative - Trumps PRK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Jan-2016

    If you’re tired of wearing glasses and have been ruled out as a candidate for LASIK, a new eye surgery advance may be a viable option for you. Recent research reveals that patients who opt for an EBK (Epi-Bowman Keratectomy) procedure can realize a number of benefits over PRK (Photorefractive Keratectomy), which preceded EBK as a surgical alternative to LASIK. EBK’s most notable ...
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  • Are You Guilty of These Four Common Contact Lens Hygiene Mistakes?

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

    An estimated 125,000,000 people across the globe wear contact lenses as an alternative to eyeglasses. While they are a comfortable and convenient way to correct vision, they still require safe handling practices to reduce the risk of eye infections and other complications. Many people are not aware of these risks or of how to prevent them. According to a recent report, nearly 99 percent of contact ...
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  • Don't Like Your Selfie? 3 Easy + 1 Unexpected Tip to Improve Yours

    Posted By Key Whitman || 31-Aug-2015

    While people have been taking photos of themselves since cameras were invented, the term “selfie,” as we know it today, really took off just a few years ago. TIME magazine even included selfie on its list, "Top 10 Buzzwords of 2012." Clearly, there is no shortage of selfies shared online today, just check your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. At the same time, selfies ...
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  • Key-Whitman Express Center Offers Free Back-to-School Vision Screening

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

    Key-Whitman Express Center is pleased to announce that we will be working with 20/20 Express and Prevent Blindness Texas to provide FREE back-to-school vision screenings to students across the Dallas / Fort Worth area! You can learn more about the event - which will take place next Tuesday August 11th - by visiting www.keywhitman.com/Back-To-School or viewing Dr. Jeffrey Whitman’s appearance ...
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  • What You Should Know About Eyelid Surgery

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

    Eyelid surgery is a type of oculoplastic surgery, a unique surgical specialty that focuses on corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye. Key-Whitman oculoplastic specialists focus on functional disorders of the eyelids, orbits and lacrimal drainage systems as well as cosmetic enhancement of the eye area. In many cases, oculoplastic surgery may be ...
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  • Oculoplastic Surgery: Medically Necessary or Cosmetic?

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

    Oculoplastic surgery is the corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids; tear ducts and orbit of the eye. This type of eye surgery is performed on patients when there are cosmetic issues that may be affecting the eye or even vision itself. Oculoplastic surgery is not always considered medically necessary, though there are many conditions for which treatment by oculoplastic surgery is ...
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  • Benefits of Choosing an Oculoplastic Surgeon to Perform Your Eyelid Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 20-Nov-2014

    Laser eye surgeries like LASIK and cataract surgery are not the only types of eye surgeries—there are a number of conditions that may require cosmetic surgery to repair tissues around the eyes. Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called oculoplastic surgery, is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye, rather than corrective surgery on the cornea or lens of ...
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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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  • LASIK Eye Surgery Day: What to Expect and How to Prepare

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Feb-2014

    Scheduled for LASIK but not sure what to expect? It’s normal to be nervous in the days leading up to any medical procedure, and LASIK eye surgery is no different. Knowing how to prepare for your surgery and what to expect during and after surgery may help ease your mind. How to prepare for LASIK If you wear contact lenses, you will be advised to stop wearing them two to four weeks prior to ...
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  • Why Is Eye Dilation Necessary?

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

    Getting your eyes dilated isn’t a pleasant experience, but it is often a necessary part of a comprehensive eye exam. During your exam, your eye doctor will use eye drops that cause your pupils to dilate, allowing more light into your eyes. The wider your pupils are, the better your doctor can see the back portion of your eye, including the retina and optic nerve. A dilated eye enables your ...
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  • How to Recover from Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Sep-2013

    Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye that gradually worsen until vision eventually becomes completely blurry. Though cataracts are not dangerous and cannot hurt the eyes, they can significantly reduce quality of life. For this reason, many individuals with cataracts will eventually need to undergo cataract surgery. During surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is removed and replaced with ...
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  • How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Sep-2013

    Cataracts are a clouding of the lens of the eye that gradually worsen until vision eventually becomes completely blurry. Though cataracts are not dangerous and cannot hurt the eyes, they can significantly reduce quality of life. For this reason, many individuals with cataracts will eventually need to undergo cataract surgery. During surgery, the clouded lens of the eye is removed and replaced with ...
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  • Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery - Femto Laser

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Sep-2013

    The human eye is the most intricate and delicate part of the body. Because of its intricacy, precision technology to treat eye conditions, such as cataracts, can provide patients the best outcome possible. Femtosecond (femto) laser technology is considered to be the “next big thing” in refractive and cataract surgery and is one example of how technology, in Dr Whitman’s opinion, ...
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  • Post Cataract Surgery Care

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Jun-2013

    Recovery from cataract surgery is short, for most patients. Assuming you are in otherwise good health and experience no complications during surgery, your recovery should be smooth. Immediately following surgery, you will need to rest, allowing the anesthesia to wear off. You should also plan to have a family member or friend drive you home, as you will be unable to drive immediately following ...
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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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  • PRK: An Alternative to LASIK Eye Surgery

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

    The most common form of laser eye surgery, LASIK eye surgery, is not the only eye surgery option to correct refractive errors causing vision problems. Photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) is one LASIK alternative. Also known as LASEK, PRK is commonly used to correct mild to moderate refractive errors, such as nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism. Selecting the right vision correction ...
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  • Give the Gift of Sight: How You Can Become a Cornea Donor

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Feb-2013

    When most people think of organ and tissue donation, they consider the donation of major organs, such as the heart, kidneys or liver, and often don’t realize the impact tissue donation -- such as cornea donation -- can have on improving life for the recipient. Likewise, when many people consider eye surgery, they think of LASIK and other vision surgery to repair refractive errors or restore ...
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  • Laser Eye Surgery Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Oct-2012

    Vision correction surgical techniques, tools and procedures have evolved greatly over the past 25 years. As techniques and procedures have been fine-tuned, more patients are able to benefit from corrective eye surgery with better results and fewer risks. Radial Keratotomy (RK) was the first form of corrective eye surgery. This procedure evolved into the first laser eye surgery, photorefractive ...
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  • Glaucoma and Cataract Surgery

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

    Glaucoma and cataracts are two eye conditions associated with age. Individuals who develop glaucoma as they age may also develop cataracts. One misconception may be that glaucoma patients who also have cataracts may not benefit from cataract surgery, but this is not the case. Replacement of the clouded lens of the eye due to cataracts can improve vision, even if glaucoma is present. It is not ...
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  • How LASIK Surgery Works

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Aug-2012

    LASIK eye surgery is becoming increasingly more popular as a form of vision correction. LASIK can be used to treat a number of eye conditions, including myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness) and astigmatism. While most people may understand that LASIK eye surgery is performed using a laser, their knowledge does not extend beyond that. Before undergoing any medical procedure, ...
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  • Cosmetic Eye Surgery Options

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-May-2012

    Cosmetic eye surgery, called oculoplastic surgery is corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids, tear ducts and orbit of the eye rather than corrective surgery 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 eyes, growths on the eyelid and blockage of the tear duct. While many of ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery for Astigmatism

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 25-May-2012

    Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the shape of the eye is abnormally curved. The cornea and lens of the eye should be smooth and evenly curved in all directions. An equally curved eye will properly refract light, allowing clear vision. Astigmatism is an irregular shape of the cornea or lens. Astigmatism means light does not hit the eye in such a way that it is properly focused on the retina ...
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  • LASIK Eye Surgery, Are You a Candidate?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-May-2012

    Do you wear eyeglasses or contact lenses? Are you ready to see clearly when you wake up in the morning without having to fumble around to find your eyeglasses? More than likely, you’ve heard commercials for LASIK vision correction surgery on the radio. You may have even seen ads online or have a friend or family member who has undergone LASIK eye surgery. Would you like to know if LASIK is ...
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  • Laser Eye Surgery Technology at Key-Whitman Eye Center

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Mar-2012

    Your eyes, and specifically, your corneas are as unique as you are. Therefore, when undergoing LASIK surgery to correct your vision, it’s important that the technology used during your eye surgery is tailored to the specific shape of your eyes. Like any medical surgery or procedure, advancements in laser eye surgery technology are continually improving the processes and increasing results. ...
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  • LASIK Surgery: Blade Versus Blade Free

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Mar-2012

    The terms associated with laser eye surgery, such as bladeless, blade free, all laser and IntraLase®, can be confusing to a potential LASIK surgery patient. What does “bladeless” or “blade free” really mean? Do eye doctors in 2012 still use blades during LASIK eye surgery? Let us break it down for you and answer some of these questions. LASIK surgery is performed by ...
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