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  • New Research: The Future Looks Bright for Hassle-Free Glaucoma Treatments

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Jan-2017

    At Key-Whitman Eye Centers, our glaucoma specialists are dedicated to preventing permanent vision loss in glaucoma patients. Daily prescription eye drops are one of many effective treatments our eye doctors prescribe to control glaucoma. While many patients do well with drops, others find it difficult to comply with a daily drop regimen. According to Key-Whitman’s Plano eye doctor Kimberly ...
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  • Two Positive Changes the Sandwich Generation Should Make Now

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

    In a recent survey of the Sandwich Generation (adults 40 to 60 years of age), one quarter of the 2,000 survey respondents acknowledged they spend more time managing the health of their parents and/or children than their own health needs. Seventeen percent also acknowledged that caring for others has had a negative impact on their health – including eye health. This comes as no surprise to ...
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  • Don't Let Misconceptions About Glaucoma Blind You - New Treatments Address Cost and Compliance Woes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 18-Jan-2016

    Even though glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, common misconceptions about the disease persist. In the following story we shine a light on these misconceptions and discuss two nagging issues glaucoma sufferers continue to face: The mounting costs of glaucoma medication and ongoing challenges to comply with treatment plans. Want to speak with a Dallas eye doctor about your glaucoma ...
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  • Why You Should Listen to Rapper Fetty Wap to Avoid Blindness

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Jul-2015

    Rap superstar Fetty Wap has found fans in other hit makers from Rhianna to Jay Z and Beyoncé for good reason. His hit "Trap Queen" topped Billboard's Hot Rap Songs charts this spring, he loves his mom and he’s steadfast about being honest about himself. This became abundantly clear when he set the record about how he lost his eye. No, he didn’t get hit with ...
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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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  • Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration to Blame for Rosanne Barr's Vision Loss

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2015

    Actress and comedian Roseanne Barr announced last month that she is going blind. The cause? Two common eye conditions: glaucoma and macular degeneration. These two eye conditions are the top two leading causes of irreversible blindness in the world, though they do not always occur together, as in Barr’s case. Her father suffered from eye health problems including macular degeneration, which ...
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  • Why Roseanne Barr Is Just Blowing Smoke: Pot and Glaucoma Don't Mix

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Apr-2015

    In a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Roseanne Barr revealed she is going blind, because she suffers from glaucoma and macular degeneration. She is also a known advocate of marijuana legalization and claims, “It’s a good medicine, you know. I have macular degeneration and glaucoma, so it’s good for me for that, because I have pressure in my eyes.” Don’t listen ...
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  • How the World'€™s Tiniest Medical Implant Brings New Hope and Relief to Glaucoma Patients

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

    While prescription eye drops may be one of the most effective treatments for glaucoma, drops can be problematic for some people. Fortunately, glaucoma sufferers have more safe, surgical options available now than ever before. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s eye surgeon Ronald M. Barke, M.D. , “Surgery can provide relief for many glaucoma patients, and today it is much less ...
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  • Glaucoma: Millions of Americans Could Go Blind and Half Don't Know It

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Dec-2014

    After a glaucoma diagnosis in her early 40s, Sanja Allen is grateful that she was diligent about getting regular eye exams. Otherwise, the now 56-year-old Allen could be facing irreversible blindness. Allen feels very fortunate that Key-Whitman Eye Center's Kimberly Warren, M.D. “is in the driver’s seat when it comes to managing my glaucoma.” After a glaucoma diagnosis in her ...
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  • The Five Most Common Eye Conditions and How They Are Treated

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 8-Dec-2014

    Many Americans will experience some form of eye condition or vision problems at some point in their lives. The most common: refractive errors requiring prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses. Other common eye conditions can have more serious implications, and may even result in permanent vision loss when not properly diagnosed and treated. Here are the five most common eye conditions and how ...
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  • Glaucoma: Risk Factors and Prevention

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

    Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. It is an eye condition that can affect people of any age, but it is often diagnosed in mid to late adulthood, and adults over age 50 are at increased risk of developing the condition. ...
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  • Healthy Aging Month: Understanding and Preventing Age-Related Vision Loss

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

    September is Healthy Aging Month, a month set aside to encourage people to take personal responsibility for their health and wellbeing. Vision problems are common with age, and many people over age 40 will experience some age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, which can make it difficult to see to read and perform other simple tasks. Presbyopia is not dangerous, and is typically corrected with ...
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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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  • Warning Signs and Symptoms of Glaucoma

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Aug-2013

    Glaucoma is a disease in which pressure builds in the eye and can result in damage to the optic nerve. There are several types of glaucoma, but the two most common forms primary are open-angle glaucoma (POAG) and angle-closure glaucoma (ACG). There is no treatment to restore vision that is lost due to glaucoma, so prevention and treatment of the condition are crucial to avoid vision loss. It is ...
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  • Glaucoma: What it is and Who is At Risk

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 31-Jul-2013

    Glaucoma is the result of a buildup of pressure due to an abnormal flow of fluid in the eye. When the pressure rises inside the eye, it could result in damage to optic nerves. If the pressure is not regulated, loss of vision or permanent blindness may occur. There is no treatment to restore vision that is lost due to glaucoma, so prevention and treatment of the condition are crucial to avoid ...
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  • Eye Care for Senior Adults

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Mar-2013

    It is reported that 1-in-3 Americans develop some form of eye disease, which impairs vision by the time they are 65. Though some vision loss due to age (presbyopia) is normal, other eye diseases, such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular-degeneration and diabetic retinopathy are more serious and can cause more severe vision impairment. Early detection of these eye conditions through annual dilating eye ...
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  • Glaucoma - Are you at risk?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 23-Nov-2012

    Glaucoma is an eye condition characterized by a buildup of pressure due to an abnormal flow of fluid in the eye. If the pressure is not regulated, the optic nerve fibers may be damaged and loss of vision may occur. An estimated 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but only about half of those are aware they have the disease. If left untreated, glaucoma can cause permanent blindness. Most patients ...
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  • Glaucoma Treatment Explained

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 26-Oct-2012

    Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As the pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. Those with a family history of the disease, or individuals with high blood pressure or high blood sugar are at higher risk for developing glaucoma. Proper treatment for glaucoma is ...
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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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  • 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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  • Glaucoma: Frequently Asked Questions

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

    Glauco ma is an eye condition that is characterized by a buildup of pressure due to an abnormal flow of fluid in the eye. People who have a family history of the disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar may be at higher risk of developing glaucoma. As with any disease or medical condition, adjusting to life with glaucoma can be a challenging. However, glaucoma does not have to take over ...
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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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  • Common Eye Conditions and How They Affect Your Sight

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Jul-2012

    Blurred vision or loss of vision can be caused by any of a number of common eye conditions. Many people wrongly assume blurred vision is a result of age (and it can be), and avoid getting their eyes checked or seeking treatment. Many common eye conditions leading to poor vision, such as cataracts, can be treated and vision can be restored when the condition is diagnosed early. If you experience ...
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  • Eye Conditions: The Importance of Preventative Eye Care

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

    The health of your eyes is no different from your overall health in that preventative care can help prevent many eye conditions with damaging affects. Many times, patients with eye conditions don’t know there is a problem until they experience vision loss or it is seen in an eye exam. Even though many eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration are genetic or ...
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  • Glaucoma Management

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 11-Apr-2012

    Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that causes vision loss from damage to the optic nerve over time. People who have a family history of the disease, high blood pressure or high blood sugar may be at higher risk of developing glaucoma. As with other eye conditions, adjusting to life with glaucoma can be challenging. However, glaucoma does not have to take over your life. Follow these tips for ...
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