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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 …

Computers and eye strain

March 17th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Today, almost every work place is fitted with computers. One of the biggest problems of continued and persistent computer use is eye strain. Many people who use computers for long stretches of time tend to complain about symptoms like dry eyes, blurry vision and eye strain. While it might not be feasible to cut down …

Does AMD affect you?

March 10th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

According to a new survey commissioned by CentraSight, almost half (43%) of American seniors have or know someone with Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD), but most (66%) don’t know how to care for their loved one. AMD is a progressive eye condition affecting as many as 15 million Americans and is the leading cause of irreversible …

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 …

Is Laser Skin Tightening Right for You?

February 24th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

The Cutera Titan laser gives patients an all-natural option to enhance skin tone. Titan uses light energy to heat the dermis deep beneath the skin’s surface eliminating the need for surgery, recovery time and/or injections. Titan is an ideal solution for your face and neck with the jawline and that area under the chin the …

What is a detached retina?

February 17th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

A detached retina is an emergency situation in which the retina at the back of the eye pulls away from the layer of blood vessels that provides it with oxygen and nourishment. This leaves the retinal cells lacking oxygen. The longer retinal detachment goes untreated, the greater the risk of permanent vision loss in the …

Diabetes and your eyes

February 10th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Do you or a loved one have diabetes? If so, it’s important to get your eye doctor involved in treatments and preventative care right away. Most with diabetes will only experience minor issues with their eyesight; some diabetic eye diseases can cause blindness, so it’s important to educate yourself on possible conditions. Both type 1 …

February is National Age-related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

February 3rd, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness in people over the age of 50 so it pays to know the facts and take action to protect yourself and your loved ones. AMD affects part of the back of the eye called the macula, the central part of the retina. This can cause the …

How to deal with dry eyes this winter

January 27th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye syndrome is a group of disorders in which either you don’t produce enough tears, or you have unstable tears or excessive tear evaporation. A common mistake that people make is confusing allergy symptoms with dry eye symptoms. Both conditions cause your eyes to sting or burn, feel scratchy, become irritated and perhaps tear excessively. Although the …

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 …

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