Blog Posts in August, 2014

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  • Early 50s, Dependent on Readers and Afraid to Drive at Night? You May Need Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Aug-2014

    If you're in your late 40s or early 50s, your odds of needing cataract surgery are greater than ever before. According to Key-Whitman President and Chief Surgeon Jeffery Whitman, M.D. , "We've noticed over the past 10 or 15 years that people are getting cataracts at a younger age. It's now very common to see people in their early 50s or even late 40s with cataracts." Dr. ...
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  • Can an Annual Eye Exam Save Your Life?

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

    7 Surprising Ways Eye Doctors Use Technology to Elevate Patient Care. Do you think an eye exam is simply something you should do to improve your vision? Not any more. With today’s technology, your eye doctor could also spot life-threatening health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, certain cancers and more. That’s a great reason not to wait until you notice vision changes or ...
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  • The Benefits of BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment at Key-Whitman

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Aug-2014

    Not every type of eye surgery is used to correct vision. Sometimes, cosmetic surgery and treatments are needed to correct conditions affecting the tissue surrounding the eye. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is one form of cosmetic treatment offered at Key-Whitman. What is BOTOX Cosmetic? BOTOX Cosmetic is a purified protein produced by the Clostridium botulinum bacterium. As a nonsurgical treatment, ...
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  • Four Common Eye Injuries and What to Do About Them

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

    At some point, we will all experience the stinging and burning associated with getting something in our eyes, or the pain that comes from an eye injury. Knowing what to do when your eyes are injured can help prevent serious damage to the eye. Here are some of the most common eye injuries and what you can do about them: Foreign object in the eye: If you get something in your eye, such as an eyelash ...
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  • Keeping Your Eyes Safe on the Playing Field

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Aug-2014

    Sports are the cause of more than 40,000 eye injuries each year, and those injuries can do serious damage to the eye. Blunt trauma and impact injuries, penetrating or piercing injuries and radiation injuries are the most common eye injuries among athletes, depending on the sport they play. Baseball ranks among the top sports for eye injuries. Basketball, hockey, and racquet sports also pose a ...
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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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  • Five Family-Friendly DFW Events in August

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Aug-2014

    The Texas summer heat may be at its peak, but that doesn’t mean there’s any shortage of fun to be had in Dallas this month! Here are a few upcoming events you and your family might enjoy, indoors or out. Dallas Arboretum August Dollar Days The dog days of summer mean Dollar Days at the Dallas Arboretum. During the whole month of August, you can visit the Dallas Arboretum for only $1. ...
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  • Got Headaches? See Your Eye Doctor

    Posted By || 4-Aug-2014

    Headaches are common, and in most cases, a small headache is nothing to worry about. However, persistent headaches may have a serious cause and shouldn’t be ignored. Common, non-threatening headaches are often caused by lifestyle factors like alcohol, processed foods, lack of sleep, poor posture, stress and vision changes. Headaches can also have more serious causes, such as dehydration, ...
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  • What is a Cataract?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 1-Aug-2014

    What is a cataract? A cataract is the clouding over the focusing lens of the eye which is located just behind the pupil. A cataract is not a growth or film. It may be that all you need is a change in glasses, but these symptoms can be a sign of cataracts. Difficulty seeing street signs, curbs, and freeway exits Difficulty seeing traffic lights and halos or glare around lights Difficulty seeing TV, ...
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