What is a cataract?

March 23rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. This lens, located behind the iris, works just like the lens of a camera; focusing light images on the retina, which sends images to the brain. The human lens can become so clouded it keeps light and images from reaching the retina. Cataracts …

This year, see the world like you’ve never seen it before—schedule cataract surgery!

January 19th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Was cataract surgery on your list of resolutions? Are you ready to have your clear vision restored? To have street signs, books, television screens and faces of those you love clearer and more visible? Cataract surgery is a safe, outpatient procedure that involves removing the clouded lens and replacing it with a clear, artificial lens called …

Local Cataract Surgeon Completes Course

December 2nd, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Anna F. Fakadej, M.D., a cataract and refractive surgeon with Carolina Eye Associates recently completed The PHYSICIAN CEO™ program through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. This program is specifically designed for physicians who practice lifestyle medicine and surgery and participation is limited to physicians who are board certified or board-eligible in a …

Our aim is to help you see near and far

December 1st, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

At Carolina Eye Associates our goal is to help patients to see near and far. Our board certified surgeons offer the best in intraocular lens (IOL) technology.  These new, advanced technology lenses offer cataract and refractive lens exchange patients a full range of vision options so they may obtain quality near, intermediate and distance vision. …

Do cataracts only affect seniors?

September 29th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Cataracts can affect anyone! Although most people don’t show symptoms until the age of 40, cataracts can also affect young adults and even children. Risk factors that may lead to getting cataract at a younger age include: Intense heat or long-term exposure to UV rays from the sun Certain diseases, such as diabetes Inflammation in …

Carolina Eye Cataract Surgeons Attend Bausch + Lomb Optimal Outcomes Summit

August 20th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Anna F. Fakadej, M.D. and John W. French, M.D., cataract and refractive surgeons with Carolina Eye Associates attended the Bausch + Lomb Optimal Outcomes Summit held July 24-25, 2015, in Charleston, S.C. The event was invitation only and brought together leaders in refractive cataract surgery who have extensive experience with accommodating (Crystalens) and toric accommodating …

August is Cataract Awareness Month

August 20th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the …

What is Presbyopia?

May 8th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

What is presbyopia?-Is it serious? Presbyopia does sound frightening but it is the loss of the ability to see at near. Usually this is a gradual process beginning around the age of 40 for most people and worsening over the years. Symptoms of presbyopia include difficulty seeing up close particularly in dim light. Also, presbyopia …

What is Astigmatism?

May 6th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

What is Astigmatism?—Is it serious? Astigmatism does sound serious or scary to some people but it is simply that the shape of the eye is not a sphere. It is shaped more like an egg. Unlike nearsightedness or farsightedness (which the light comes to focus before or after it hits the back of the eye), …

Due to the expected inclement weather, all Carolina Eye locations will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018.
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