Glaucoma

Carolina Eye assists with Glaucoma Screenings

January 30th, 2017 by Carolina Eye Associates

As a part of National Glaucoma Awareness Month, students in the Ophthalmic Medical Assistant Program at Sandhills Community College held glaucoma screenings. The screenings offered participants the opportunity to be screened for the disease that can harm the eye’s optic nerve. The screenings were conducted under the guidance of Dr. Andrew Apple, an optometrist with …

Carolina Eye Associates first practice in the Carolinas to implant the CyPass Micro-stent for glaucoma

November 22nd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is one of the first eye centers in the nation to implant a new FDA-approved glaucoma device during eye surgery. The CyPass Micro-Stent is a small device that is implanted just below the surface of the eye. It is designed to reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with primary open-angle glaucoma and …

Remind Dad to care for his eyes

June 16th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Father’s Day is a great time to show dad how much you care by reminding him to take care of his eyesight. Your eyes are an important part of your health. To help keep them healthy and make sure you are seeing your best follow these simple steps: Have a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Visiting …

May is Healthy Vision Month

May 11th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Millions of people living in the United States have undetected vision problems, eye diseases and conditions. Regular eye exams are important for maintaining good eye health. A comprehensive dilated eye exam is a painless procedure in which an eye care professional examines your eyes to look for common vision problems and eye diseases, many of …

Remember Mom’s Eyesight on Mother’s Day!

May 3rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Show Mom how much you care this Mother’s Day with the gift of sight. To help mom preserve her vision be sure she has had a recent medical eye examination. By age 65, one in three Americans has some form of vision-threatening disease such as glaucoma, cataracts or diabetic retinopathy. Too often many seniors end …

Major Causes of Vision Loss

April 20th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Vision is one of our most important senses, providing an estimated 80 percent of the information we take in from the outside world. If possible, we want to preserve our vision throughout our lives. The three major causes of vision loss as we age are cataracts, macular degeneration and glaucoma. Cataracts develop when the lens …

What is Glaucoma

April 12th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Glaucoma is an eye condition where permanent vision loss results from optic nerve damage. There are several types of glaucoma. Glaucoma can be divided roughly into two main categories, “angle closure” and “open angle” glaucoma. Angle closure glaucoma can appear acutely and is often painful. Patients with this condition experience severe eye pain, redness, blurred …

Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month

April 6th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

April has been designated as Women’s Eye Health and Safety Month in an effort to educate women about the steps they can take today to help preserve vision in the future. Of the 4.1 million Americans age 40 and older who are visually impaired or blind, 2.6 million are women. A recent study found that more …

Save Your Vision Month

March 1st, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

March is Save Your Vision Month an opportunity to bring awareness of good eye care and the importance of getting an annual eye examination. Early signs of serious, age-related eye diseases like cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration can be detected from an eye exam. Seeing your eye doctor each year promotes overall health …

What is Glaucoma?

January 12th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. Although the most common forms primarily affect the middle-aged and the elderly, glaucoma can affect people of all ages. Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires. It …

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