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  • Devouring Kale and Eye Health Supplements? That May Be Too Much of a Good Thing

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Feb-2017

    Eye doctors regularly prescribe AREDS-2 (age-related eye disease study) eye health supplements to slow the progression of macular degeneration. However, a recent case report published in JAMA Ophthalmology revealed what happened to one woman who took supplementation too far. Yes, you can overdose on nutritional supplements. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Arlington eye doctor Ronald ...
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  • Dr. Jeffrey Whitman Discusses Macular Degeneration Month on Good Morning Texas

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Feb-2016

    February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Month, and Dr. Jeffrey Whitman recently made an appearance on Good Morning Texas to discuss why it’s so important to keep an eye out for this condition, which is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over 60 years old. As Dr. Whitman explains, macular degeneration is a fairly common eye condition that can cause vision to ...
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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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  • 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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  • Macular Degeneration FAQs

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Oct-2014

    Age-related vision problems are not uncommon, and in most cases, vision changes are nothing to be concerned about. In some cases, however, changes in your vision may be a sign of a more serious eye condition. Macular degeneration is one such eye condition that primarily affects adults over age 60. It is also the leading cause of vision loss in this age group. What is macular degeneration? Macular ...
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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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  • Antioxidants and Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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

    How you take care of your body—what you put into it and how much exercise you get—plays a key role in how well it is able to fight off diseases and infections. The same goes for eye diseases. Nutrition is especially important when it comes to preventing or delaying the progression of eye diseases, especially age-related macular degeneration. A 2012 study by the National Eye Institute ...
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  • February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Feb-2014

    As we age, our vision changes. This is normal and expected. Some changes may be an indicator of a more serious eye condition, such as age-related macular degeneration. February is Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month. There are several forms of macular degeneration, but age-related macular degeneration is the fastest-growing form of the disease. Age-related macular degeneration is the ...
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  • What Is Macular Degeneration?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jan-2014

    As we age, our vision will change. In many cases, these changes are nothing to be concerned about. However, in some cases, changes in vision are an indicator of an underlying and potentially dangerous eye condition. Macular degeneration is one common cause of vision changes and vision loss, especially in adults over 60. In fact, it is the leading cause of vision loss in people 60 and over. What is ...
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  • Dry vs. Wet Macular Degeneration

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Aug-2013

    Macular degeneration is the leading cause of severe vision loss in people over age 60. The macula is the central part of the retina and is responsible for sharp central vision. With age, the macula can deteriorate, causing significant visual disability, including affecting ability to read, drive and see clearly. With macular degeneration total blindness rarely occurs, as side vision is unaffected, ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration (ARMD): Treatment & Prevention

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-Feb-2012

    The condition of our eyes is always changing, and over time it is not unlikely that our vision will decrease with age. Reading, driving and seeing with clarity become more and more difficult after years of wear and tear on the eye. One of the causes of decreased vision as we age is a disease called age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). ARMD affects a part of the eye called the macula, acentral ...
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  • Macular Degeneration, Prevention the Best Treatment

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

    Eyesight is valuable, and once it is lost, it can be very hard to regain. The best thing to do is to take the necessary steps to protect your vision and do what you can to prevent vision loss from conditions such as macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is a chronic eye disease that is characterized by vision loss in the center of the field of vision. The vision loss is caused by the ...
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  • Aspirin: Macular Degeneration

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 15-Jan-2011

    While many health conditions can be treated with a daily dose of aspirin, macular degeneration could be an unfortunate side effect about which patients should be aware. Aspirin is one of the oldest known pain relievers, and, as such, has long been prescribed in daily dosage for people with heart trouble. In addition, the American Diabetes Association recommends aspirin therapy for diabetes ...
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