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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 …

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 7th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Glaucoma is an eye disease that progresses so slowly there is typically no warning sign until there is permanent eye damage. It’s an eye disease where the damage to the optic nerve can lead to eyesight loss. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, and it primarily occurs in those over 60, but may …

Arghavan Almony, MD, Diabetic Eye, Retina and Vitreous Specialist

January 5th, 2016 by Carolina Eye Associates

Diabetic Retinopathy Frequently Asked Questions What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is one of the most common eye diseases in the United States.  Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem caused by diabetic mellitus.  It affects the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye.  Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny …

As 2016 approaches why not add eye health to your resolutions?

December 29th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

  Here’s a list of easy tips and simple solutions for healthier eyes and better vision in 2016: Get moving. Research has found that exercise may actually reduce your risk of glaucoma and diabetes-related vision loss. Wear sunglasses. Protecting your eyes from UV rays may reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration, especially if you wear …

iStent Brings Relief to Glaucoma Patients

December 22nd, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates provides iStent Trabecular Micro-Bypass Stent, a minimally-invasive treatment option to reduce eye pressure for patients with both cataracts and glaucoma. The iStent is FDA-approved for use in conjunction with cataract surgery to reduce eye pressure in adult patients with mild-to-moderate open-angle glaucoma. In clinical trials, the iStent has been shown to safely …

What is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

December 15th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular, anti-wrinkle treatment that can temporarily smooth moderate to severe frown lines, creases, and crow’s feet in men and women. Botox reduces the activity of the muscle that causes lines to form and within days there’s a noticeable improvement which can last for months. In some cases, BOTOX can solve medical …

LASIK surgery: Is it right for you?

December 8th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Tired of wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses? Wish you could see the time on the alarm clock in the morning? You may wonder whether laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) surgery is right for you. LASIK surgery is a type of corneal refractive eye surgery which is designed to correct vision problems and reduce the need for …

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. …

National Family History Day

November 24th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

   Each year since 2004, the Surgeon General has declared Thanksgiving to be National Family History Day. Over the holiday, the Surgeon General encourages Americans to talk about, and to write down, the health problems that seem to run in their family. This includes eye diseases such as glaucoma and age-related macular degeneration – two …

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