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Category Archives: Eye Conditions


Astigmatism: What It Is and How It’s Treated

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 […]


Concerned About Statin Use and Cataracts? 4 Things You Need to Know

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 […]


Glaucoma: Millions of Americans Could Go Blind and Half Don’t Know It

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 […]


Oculoplastic Surgery: Medically Necessary or Cosmetic?

Oculoplastic surgery is the corrective and reconstructive surgery of the eyelids; tear ducts and orbit of the eye. This type of eye surgery is performed on patients when there are cosmetic issues that may be affecting the eye or even vision itself. Oculoplastic surgery is not always considered medically necessary, though there are many conditions […]


Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month

November is Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month, and it may be one of the most important awareness months when it comes to eye diseases. Many people do not realize that diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in adults ages 20 to 64, so generating awareness of the eye condition is extremely important.November is Diabetic […]


Are You at Risk of Developing Diabetic Eye Disease?

Nearly 30 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes. As many as 25 to 45 percent of diabetics will develop some form of diabetic eye disease, also known as diabetic retinopathy.November is American Diabetes Month. If you have diabetes or prediabetes, it is important that you educate yourself on the potential health […]


Astigmatism Symptoms and Treatment Options

Astigmatism is one form of refractive error that impairs vision. It is a common eye condition affecting millions of people. Astigmatism is an imperfection in the curvature of the cornea. The cornea and lens of the eye should be smooth and evenly curved in all directions in order to properly refract light, allowing clear vision. […]

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