Glaucoma is an eye condition in which the fluid in the eye does not flow properly, resulting in a buildup of pressure inside the eye. As the pressure rises in the eye, optic nerves are damaged, leading to blindness. Those with a family history of the disease, or individuals with high blood pressure or high […]
Amblyopia is the scientific name for “lazy eye.” In the simplest of terms, amblyopia, or lazy eye, is aneye condition in which one eye develops better vision than the other. The “lazy eye” is the eye with poorer vision. Amblyopia occurs during the development of the eyes in early childhood. One eye may develop stronger […]
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 […]
The health of your eyes is no different from your overall health in that preventative care can help prevent many eye conditions with damaging affects. Many times, patients with eye conditions don’t know there is a problem until they experience vision loss or it is seen in an eye exam. Even though many eye conditions, […]
Astigmatism is a common eye condition we often hear in contact lens commercials on TV and tossed around by eye doctors. But what is astigmatism? How does it affect vision, and how can it be treated? The cornea, or outer covering of the colored part and pupil and the lens within the eye should be […]
Diabetic retinopathy, the most common eye disease caused by diabetes, is the leading cause of blindness in adults who are 20-64 years old. It is also one of the most common causes of retinal blindness in the world. 25 percent of diabetics have some form of diabetic retinopathy.This common eye disease occurs when blood vessels […]
Vision loss is, unfortunately, a natural part of the aging process. Most adults over age 40 experience a decline in their vision called presbyopia. As we mature, the crystalline lens of the eye loses its elasticity and begins to harden, making it difficult to see up close. While presbyopia is not considered a disease of […]
The condition of our eyes is always changing, and over time it is not unlikely that our vision will decrease with age. Reading, driving and seeing with clarity become more and more difficult after years of wear and tear on the eye. One of the causes of decreased vision as we age is a disease […]
Dr. Whitman answers what is an astigmatic of the eye.
Key-Whitman Eye Centers sheds some light on correcting an astigmatism. Dr. Whitman, a recipient of the American Medical Association Physician’s Recognition Award, is the immediate President of the American College of Eye Surgeons, and he was recognized by D Magazine’s “Best Doctors” peer review as one of Dallas’ best for the last 9 years.