Managing Dry Eye Symptoms During Allergy Season: Tips for Relief and Comfort

Dry eye symptoms can be more than just an annoyance; they can interfere with your daily life. This condition may leave you with itchy, burning, or even gritty-feeling eyes. Particularly during allergy season, these symptoms can intensify due to increased exposure to pollen and other environmental irritants. It’s important to remember that experiencing dry eye varies […]

Exploring the Best Chronic Dry Eye Treatment Options

Do your eyes feel constantly scratchy? Do they sting or burn or feel uncomfortable, even when it’s not dry and windy outside? Continuous symptoms like these may mean it’s time to explore dry eye treatment options. You may be surprised to learn that many other symptoms are associated with dry eyes. Most Common Symptoms of Dry Eyes […]

Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery: Advanced Precision, Accelerated Recovery

The most profound benefits of laser-assisted cataract surgery are greater precision and the potential for a quicker recovery. Cataracts are commonplace. An estimated 24 million Americans are affected by this eye condition, the leading cause of blindness globally. The 4 million annual cataract surgeries performed in the US speak to the prominence of the procedure. Today, cataract surgery options have expanded […]

Clearing Misconceptions About Cornea Transplant Surgery

The eye is an amazing organ—and it’s just as complex as you’d expect. However, this can make it difficult for patients to understand their healthcare options. When it comes to cornea transplant surgery, it’s helpful to clear up some of the myths. Cornea Transplant Surgery Basics Cornea transplant surgery, or keratoplasty, replaces your eye’s clear front structure—the […]

January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, the ideal time to have a conversation with your eye professional about your vision and eye health. Glaucoma is a term used to describe several diseases of the eyes that can cause vision loss over time due to optic nerve damage. This nerve, located at the back of your eye, […]

How Multifocal Intraocular Lenses Can Change Your Life

Vision loss from cataracts is devastating, but multifocal intraocular lenses (IOL) can help. These offer a permanent solution to cataracts that replace your clouded eye lenses with an artificial one. Multifocal IOLs are special contact lenses with alternating focus between distances. They can also feature unique designs that correct the light disturbances that affect patients with cataracts. […]

Protect Your Vision From Diabetic Eye Disease: 3 Essential Tips

November is National Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month; as cataract and cornea specialists, we want to do our part and help others learn about how diabetes affects the eyes and how you can protect your vision. Defining Diabetic Eye Disease Rather than one condition, diabetic eye disease is a collection of conditions that someone may develop. […]

Which Intraocular Lens Is Right for You?

Having cataract removal surgery means making a critical decision about which intraocular lens (IOL) to choose as a replacement for your natural, clouded lens. IOLs have evolved over the years, offering various benefits and features tailored to individual needs. At Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea, Dr. Brian Groat and his team of experienced professionals can guide you […]

Penetrating Keratoplasty: Resolving Your Cornea Issues

Your eyes are vital to your ability to perceive and interact with the world around you. And though there are a lot of ways to keep them healthy and keep your vision crisp well into your later years, unexpected complications can put your eyes at risk. Depending on what visual or physical eye complications you’re […]

What Are the Stages of Glaucoma?

Often referred to as the “silent thief of sight,” glaucoma is a disease that affects the optic nerve, resulting in abnormally high eye pressure. Since the optic nerve is vital to your vision, it can result in complete loss of vision over an extended period of time. Unfortunately, it does develop slowly, with no signs in the […]

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