Carolina Eye Welcomes Zeina Haddad, M.D

September 1st, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Associates is pleased to introduce ophthalmic (eye) surgeon Zeina Haddad, M.D., to the practice. Dr. Haddad is a retina specialist, treating conditions and diseases of the vitreous body of the eye and the retina, including diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, and retinal detachment. Dr. Haddad earned her medical degree from American University of …

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’s this about AREDS?

June 29th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

What’s this about AREDS? The Age Related Eye Disease Study or AREDS is one of the landmark studies in eye care. This study evaluated the usefulness of vitamins decreasing risk of either age related macular degeneration (ARMD) and cataracts. Cataracts are the clouding of the human lens. Age related macular degeneration is a disease that …

Carolina Eye Participates in National Study

June 16th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye Hosts Clinical Study for Wet Age-Related  Macular Degeneration Doctors Gregory Mincey and Arghavan Almony, diabetic eye, retina and vitreous specialists will be participating in a national clinical study comparing the efficacy and safety of a new treatment for neovascular age-related macular degeneration (“wet AMD”). This will be a two-year, randomized, double-masked, and multi-center, three-arm …

411 on Dry Eye Disease

June 15th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye disease is one of the most prevalent ophthalmic conditions.  It may range from mild irritation while blinking to sight- threatening severe discomfort.  Although it is most frequently related to insufficient activity of oil producing glands within the eyelid, it may also be a symptom of systemic disease. Dry eye disease affects approximately 10-30 …

7 treatments for dry eye

June 11th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Dry eye is extremely common. Symptoms include blurry vision especially when concentrating, for instance, on the computer, TV or a book. Also, people may feel that the eyes burn, itch, or feel like something is in them. Sometimes the eyes are red and the lids are swollen. Even watery eyes are a symptom of dry …

Diabetic Eye Frequently Asked Questions

June 4th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Diabetic Eye Frequently Asked Questions- Arghavan Almony, M.D., Diabetic Eye, Retina, and Vitreous Specialist What is diabetic retinopathy? Diabetic retinopathy is an eye problem caused by diabetes mellitus. It affects the retina, which is the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye.  Retinopathy occurs when diabetes damages the tiny blood vessels in the retina. …

Carolina Eye Now Offering BlephEx

May 20th, 2015 by Carolina Eye Associates

Carolina Eye will be offering BlephEx treatment to patients with chronic, inflammatory disease of the eyelids caused by an overgrowth of normal bacteria living along the lid and the base of the eye lashes. Using the specially designed BlephEx hand piece by carefully spinning a medical grade micro-sponge along the edge of the eyelid and …

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 …

Due to the impact of Hurricane Florence, the following clinic locations will be closed Monday, Sept. 17: Cheraw, S.C., Fayetteville, Laurinburg, and Lumberton.
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