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When Your Cornea Needs Replacing

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Good vision depends on a healthy, good cornea. What is the cornea? It’s the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of the eye’s focusing power and ability. The cornea bends light rays as they enter the eye. To do so correctly, the cornea must have the correct shape and […]

Common conditions that can impact the retina

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Dr. Brian Groat sees patients everyday who are interested in monitoring their eye and vision health. With routine, comprehensive eye examinations, many can catch certain retinal conditions that can lead to permanent vision impairment or loss. Additionally, our team of professionals work closely with patients to help them choose treatment options best suited for their […]

What are toric ocular lenses?

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Patients of the Wilmington, NC area who have cataracts that are worsening will find that cataract surgery will aid in restoring their vision. Those who have been diagnosed with astigmatism in the past may find that they need different prescriptions than those without astigmatism. Astigmatism can cause patients to deal with unfocused vision at all […]

How to address chronic dry eye

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Anyone who has experienced dry eye from time to time knows that it can be incredibly uncomfortable. However, patients who struggle with chronic dry eye that happens every day may be struggling with ways to keep it under control and reduce the discomfort associated with it. Dr. Brian Groat and his team at Cape Fear […]

What to expect from a corneal transplant

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Patients who are dealing with corneal injuries or diseases will often be advised to consider the benefits of corneal transplant surgery. This is an eye surgery that is completed to help in restoring vision using a healthy donor cornea. Many patients who visit the team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea may feel uneasy about […]

Dry eye treatment for long-term relief

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Patients in the Wilmington, NC area who are dealing with dry eye on a regular basis know how uncomfortable it can be. However, with the help of a medical professional, many men and women are able to find relief. Fortunately, Dr. Brian Groat and his team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea are pleased to […]

What are IOLs?

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With today’s technology, there are many ways in which the team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea can enhance one’s vision and eye health. One solution often used for patients who have developed cataracts is the placement of an IOL, or “intraocular lens.” The IOLs used replace the natural eye lenses during surgery, allowing most […]

How to address chronic dry eye

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Chronic dry eye, also known as Dry Eye Syndrome (DES) is a condition that affects millions of Americans. Eye physicians commonly hear complaints from patients regarding dry or irritated eyes. Dr. Brian Groat of Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea often finds that dry eye is becoming increasingly common because of the way we live our […]

What is endothelial keratoplasty?

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When corneal diseases occur, they can affect the health of the cornea as well as one’s ability to see clearly and enjoy proper, precision vision. In situations such as this, it is important for Wilmington, NC area patients to speak to a professional at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea to learn more about the benefits […]

Understanding dry eye

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Do you find that your eyes are constantly dry, itchy, and uncomfortable? Are you struggling every day with dryness of the eyes that doesn’t seem to resolve itself? Do you find that you have chronic dry eye and it makes it difficult to get through the day? Dry eye is a condition that can impact […]

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