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  • Is It Safe to Fly If You Have Flashes and Floaters?

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 4-Apr-2018

    Have you ever noticed black spots or cobweb shapes floating in and out of your field of vision? Perhaps you’ve experienced flashes of light or what looks like lightning in your vision. If these symptoms sound familiar, you may have floaters or flashes. What are floaters and flashes? Floaters are small pieces of a gel-like substance inside the eye called vitreous. As we age, the vitreous gel ...
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  • Have Floaters, Dry Eye or Poor Reading Vision? New Technology Provides Relief

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 16-Mar-2017

    At Key-Whitman Eye Center we’re always on the lookout for new eye health technology. In fact, our eye doctors and surgeons regularly participate in research and clinical trials to bring these ophthalmologic advances to market. In honor of National Save Your Vision Month, we’d like to share a few breakthroughs that might interest you. Vision-saving and vision-enhancing technology have ...
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  • Eye Floaters and Flashes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Dec-2013

    There will be plenty of flashes in the skies this New Year’s Eve, but the flashes you see should end when the fireworks end. If you see bright flashes of light or “stars” in your vision from day to day, you’re seeing more than the flashes of New Year’s celebrations or the residual spots from the bright flash of a camera. More than likely, you’re experiencing eye ...
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  • Eye Floaters

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

    Have you ever tried to swat a gnat out of your line of vision, only to find it wouldn’t go away? Have you noticed a cobweb shape in your vision when looking at a bright background such as a computer screen or the blue sky? These disturbances to vision are called eye floaters, and are a common condition. While they may be a sign of a more serious eye condition, they are often not an indicator ...
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  • Floaters or Flashes - A close look at symptoms

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 30-Nov-2012

    Have you noticed black specks or cobweb shapes moving in your field of vision when looking at a plain surface or background such as a computer screen or blue sky? You may have even suspected a gnat was flying in front of your face when you first noticed the small black spots. These harmless, yet obnoxious specks in your vision are called eye floaters. Floaters are small pieces of the vitreous gel ...
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  • Do I have Floaters or Flashes? A closer look at symptoms and treatment options.

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 17-Oct-2012

    You may have noticed black spots, specks or even cobweb-like shapes in your field of vision. They are called eye floaters. Floaters are most often seen when looking at a blank wall or background. They are caused by tiny pieces of vitreous gel floating around inside the eye. Movement of the vitreous gel inside the eye may also cause the appearance of sudden flashes of light called eye flashes. The ...
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  • Eye Floater Causes

    Posted By Key-Whitman Eye Center || 2-Aug-2012

    Have you noticed black spots, specks or even the appearance of a “cobweb” in your field of vision? These are called floaters. Typically, floaters are no cause for alarm; they are simply annoying. While they are most commonly harmless, if you notice floaters, it’s important to schedule eye exam to rule out a retinal emergency and determine the eye floater causes. Floaters are the ...
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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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