Blog Posts in August, 2013

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  • Key-Whitman Changes Lives: August Patient Testimonials

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 28-Aug-2013

    Nothing satisfies us more than knowing our patients feel well-cared for and leave our office pleased with their experience at Key-Whitman. We are constantly striving to give our patients the best experience possible, from a short wait time at our office, to satisfying results from laser eye surgery. Our patients regularly leave us positive feedback about their time spent with us. We want to share ...
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  • What Is Ptosis?

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

    Ptosis is a permanent drooping of the upper eyelid caused by aging, contact lens wear, injury and sometimes cataract or other eye surgeries. It can cause headaches, brow aches, eye irritation and can obscure part of your vision. If the condition interferes with vision, oculoplastic surgery is considered medically necessary to correct the drooping eyelid. Causes Ptosis is caused by a weakening of ...
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  • Warning Signs for Age-Related Eye Problems

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

    As we age, the function of parts of our bodies decline, including our eyes. Most people over the age of 40 will experience age-related vision loss due to presbyopia, cataracts or another condition. The good news is that many of these age-related vision problems can be treated with laser eye surgery or cataract surgery. Have you noticed that you need glasses to see up close, when you haven’t ...
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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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  • All about the cornea

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 14-Aug-2013

    The clear, protective outer layer of the eye is called the cornea. It contains no blood vessels to provide nutrients, so it must receive nourishment from tears and fluid in the eye. The cornea serves a few specific purposes, including protecting the eye by acting as a barrier against dirt, dust and germs that may harm it. It is also used to refract light as it enters the eye, helping the eye to ...
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  • Meet Dr. Haq

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 12-Aug-2013

    Dr. Faisal Haq, M.D. specializes in cataract, vision correction surgery, corneal disease and glaucoma management at the Key-Whitman Eye Center. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Boston University. Dr. Haq served an internship at the Health Alliance Hospitals in Cincinnati and completed his residency in ophthalmology at the University of Illinois at Chicago where he ...
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  • BOTOX treatment for the eyes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 6-Aug-2013

    BOTOX is more than a cosmetic treatment. If you suffer from a medical problem, such as involuntary blinking, BOTOX can be used to treat the uncomfortable and frustrating condition by blocking nerve signals and relieving muscle spasms. Of course, there are also cosmetic benefits of BOTOX treatment. If you look in the mirror and see crow’s feet, frown lines or wrinkles around your eyes and ...
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  • Age and nighttime driving vision

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

    According to the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration, our ability to see stationary and moving objects while driving, as well as our ability to resist glare and see reflective signs and roadway markings decreases with age. Vision changes that come with age affect not only our safety, but also the safety of other drivers and passengers on the road. With decreasing vision, nighttime ...
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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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