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  • 3 Reasons an Increasing Number of Younger People Are Getting Cataract Surgery

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 10-Oct-2018

    Do you feel like your eyes have aged faster than their years? You may have early cataracts (clouding of the clear lens in the eye) – and if that’s the case, you’re not alone. In fact, more people are getting cataract surgery earlier than ever before. But why? We asked Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman to explain. No. 1: Cataracts can ...
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  • Stress Isn’t Just Bad for Your Health, It Can Cause Vision Loss Too

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Sep-2018

    You’ve probably heard that stress is bad for your health, but what many people don’t realize is that stress can cause vision loss, too. While stress-related vision loss is often temporary, many people with common, underlying eye and health conditions aren’t always so lucky, which is why stress management is vital. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor ...
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  • Looking Older Than Your Years? 5 Ways to Regain a Youthful Appearance

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Aug-2018

    While beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, the key to beauty and a youthful appearance may be in the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon who specializes in treating the eyes and areas around the eyes. Are fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, droopy eyelids, bags under the eyes or sagging brows getting you down? Then a visit with Key-Whitman Eye Center’s oculofacial plastic surgeon Priya ...
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  • Is Too Much Screen Time Making Your Child Sick? What Parents Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 13-Aug-2018

    With Texas temps hovering in or near the triple digits, fall may not be in the air – but back-to-school season is definitely here. For most kids, this means vision testing at school. Unfortunately, school vision tests only screen for distance vision and don’t address the new threats technology poses to children’s eye health today. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s ...
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  • Suffer from Headaches, Neck Pain or Eyestrain Due to Excessive Screen Time? This New Treatment May Be for You

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Jul-2018

    Smartphones, tablets, PCs – on average, Americans spend a whopping 9+ hours on digital devices every day, 1 which can lead to nagging physical symptoms, including headaches, neck and shoulder pain, eyestrain and others. Fortunately, the discovery of the root cause of these issues has led to a revolutionary treatment for these symptoms of digital vision syndrome: prescription ...
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  • Tired of Hassling with Glasses and Contacts on the Job? Get Relief with LASIK

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 22-May-2018

    From flight attendants to office workers, there are certain jobs where glasses and contact lenses can really become annoying. In other professions (think first responders, doctors, nurses, truck drivers and professional athletes), glasses and contacts can also affect performance – and even pose a safety risk – when vision is compromised or reaction time is delayed. If you’re ...
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  • From Wacky to Dangerous - Common Contact Lens Complications and How to Avoid Them

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-May-2018

    If you wear contact lenses, do reports of multiple contacts stuck in the eye or amoeba-born eye infections keep you up at night? More important, should they? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) , a whopping 40.9 million people ages 18 and above wear contact lenses in the United States, which could explain why wacky contact lens stories always make the news. We asked ...
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  • 7 Surprising Facts Women Should Know About Cataract Surgery Regardless of Age

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 24-Apr-2018

    You may think cataracts are something only retirees have to worry about, but cataract surgery isn’t just for the 70-plus set anymore. In fact Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Dallas optometrist Amanda Hoelscher encourages her patients to get cataract surgery as soon as it is deemed medically necessary – and that could happen years before their first AARP cards come in the mail. From work ...
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  • The Essential Diabetes Eye Health Checklist

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 9-Apr-2018

    If you have been diagnosed with diabetes or have risk factors for the disease, your vision may be in danger. Surprisingly, many diabetics don’t realize that diabetes increases the risk for a number of blinding diseases, including diabetic retinopathy, early cataracts and glaucoma. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s Plano eye doctor Faisal Haq, “The good news is that these eye ...
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  • Night Blindness: Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Apr-2018

    Do you have difficulty seeing at night? Night blindness is common among older drivers, but trouble seeing at night can also be caused by a number of eye conditions that affect people of all ages. What Is Night Blindness? Despite the name “night blindness,” the condition does not mean that someone becomes completely blind at night. Rather, an individual with night blindness may have ...
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  • Frustrated with Dry Eye Symptoms? New Technology Cracks the Code for a Cure

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 19-Mar-2018

    Are you constantly battling dry, scratchy eyes or struggling to wear contact lenses comfortably? Have you also found over-the-counter eye drops don’t bring relief? Then a different approach to dry eye treatment and new technology could change your life. According to Key-Whitman Eye Center’s President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, “In order to treat dry eyes, an eye doctor ...
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  • 3 Innovative Ways to Declare Your Independence from Glasses

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 7-Jul-2017

    Dry eyes. Astigmatism. Nearsightedness. Farsightedness. In the past, these conditions – and others – may have prevented some people from getting vision correction surgery or wearing contact lenses comfortably. Fortunately, those days are long gone for many patients at Key-Whitman Eye Centers. According to Key-Whitman’s Dallas optometrist Martin L. Faber, “Many advances in ...
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  • Ever Wonder How an Ophthalmologist Chooses a Cataract Surgeon?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 5-Jul-2017

    With his golf game in jeopardy, now retired ophthalmologist Frank Howell knew it was time to schedule cataract surgery. Six years later, we caught up with Dr. Howell to find out how he’s doing and why Key-Whitman President and Chief Surgeon Jeffrey Whitman, M.D., was his first and only choice to perform the cataract procedure. How Dr. Howell Chose His Cataract Surgeon About a year prior to ...
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  • "Flesh-Eating Bacteria" Eye Infection - You're More At Risk Than You Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 29-Jun-2015

    The shocking case of the 23-year-old Dallas mother who went blind in one eye after contracting “flesh-eating bacteria” has garnered a lot of media attention and gone viral in the past week. The story seems so alarming because she was simply participating in a mud run. However, as heartbreaking as the story is, this type of eye damage is not uncommon. In fact, you may be at greater risk ...
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  • 6 Health Conditions Your Eye Doctor May Detect First

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

    Routine eye exams can save your sight, but they may also save your life. Sometimes, vision loss due to an eye condition may actually be a signal of a more serious health condition. Some of the health conditions that may be detected during a routine eye exam include: Cancer: As cancers spread, they can reach the eye. Brain tumors, breast cancer and even lung cancers have been detected during an eye ...
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  • All About Limbal Relaxing Incisions

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

    If you have cataracts and astigmatism, limbal relaxing incisions (LRI) may be used to treat your astigmatism during your cataract surgery. LRI are the most common surgical technique used to correct minor astigmatism as part of cataract surgery. Astigmatism is an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea or lens of the eye is abnormally curved. Due to the irregular curvature, light does not ...
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  • Why You Are Not Too Young for Cataracts

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 27-Apr-2015

    Cataracts are a common age-related eye condition that affects millions of Americans. By age 80, most Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery, according to the National Eye Institute. The term “age-related” can be misleading, however. Senior adults aren’t the only ones who can get cataracts. Many middle-aged adults develop cataracts, and even youth and young ...
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  • Why Is My Eye Twitching?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Apr-2015

    Though they’re annoying, eye or eyelid twitches are very common and typically harmless. An eyelid twitch is a repetitive, involuntary spasm in the eyelid muscles known as blepharospasm. In most cases, twitches or spasms in the eyelid occur off and on, though some people may experience them for several days or weeks. Eyelid twitching is usually benign and not the sign of a medical problem; ...
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  • Color Blindness and "The Dress"

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

    The infamous dress that divided the Internet for days—is it white and gold, or is it blue and black? Turns out, the actual dress in the photograph is blue and black, but if you see white and gold in the picture, you’re not necessarily wrong. If you see the dress as white and gold, should you be concerned about color blindness? No. Key-Whitman’s Dr. Amanda Hoelscher recently ...
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  • New Research Reveals Why Young Adults Are Losing Their Vision at an Alarming Rate

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Apr-2015

    According to the journal Nature, the incidence of nearsightedness (or myopia) is reaching epidemic proportions in young adults and teens in Southeast Asia and across the globe. In China, the prevalence of the condition has grown from between 10 percent and 20 percent sixty years ago to 90 percent today. At the same time, the incidence of myopia has doubled for young adults in the U.S. and Europe ...
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  • Pinkeye: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 3-Feb-2015

    Pinkeye is a highly contagious eye infection. Though not necessarily dangerous, pinkeye can be irritating and sometimes painful. Coming in contact with someone who has untreated pinkeye can put others at risk for this downright unpleasant eye infection. Children are especially susceptible to contracting pinkeye from a friend or classmate. Also known as conjunctivitis, pinkeye is inflammation and ...
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  • LipiFlow's Amazing Relief for Misdiagnosed Cause of Dry Eyes - One Pastor's Answered Prayer

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Feb-2015

    Dr. Charles Stewart wholeheartedly admits, he doesn’t have a lot of patience for discomfort. When the symptoms of chronic dry eye syndrome began adversely affecting his daily life by impeding his ability to read, study, counsel parishioners at his church or enjoy the outdoors, Dr. Stewart set out on a journey to find relief. “When you have dry eye syndrome, your eyes seldom stop ...
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  • Astigmatism: What It Is and How It's Treated

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Jan-2015

    Astigmatism is a big word that you may have heard from your eye doctor when discussing your vision or prescription for contact lenses or glasses. What is astigmatism and how is it different from other vision problems? Astigmatism is a common refractive error that affects millions of people. Refractive errors refer to the shape of your eye and how your eye reflects light. If you have astigmatism, ...
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  • Concerned About Statin Use and Cataracts? 4 Things You Need to Know

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 21-Jan-2015

    A recent study published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology suggests that there may be a link between the use of certain cholesterol-reducing drugs known as statins and an increased risk for cataracts. The researchers say that “further assessment of this relationship is recommended, especially because of increased statin use and the importance of acceptable vision in old age when ...
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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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