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Why Wear Sunglasses? Cataracts and UV Exposure

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By the time they are 65, more than 90 percent of Americans have developed cataracts. Deficits in the lens over the eye accumulate as humans age, clouding the vision. Many risk factors contribute to the development of cataracts. Family history can be an indicator of early cataract development, as well as past eye injuries. Other risk factors […]

Cataracts

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There are two nearly universal changes that occur with our eyes as we get older. When we pass our 40th birthday, presbyopia becomes almost standard. Presbyopia is the condition where the ciliary muscles that allow our eye to change shape to focus on near objects become less and less flexible. That’s why just about everyone in […]

Some Cataract Questions

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A couple months back in our Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea blog, we provided a primer on cataracts. And why not? It’s estimated that 20 million people over the age of 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. Cataract surgery replacing the clouded natural lens with an artificial intraocular lens is one of the most common […]

Cataract Surgery Without the Blade

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Cataract surgery has long been one of the most successful surgeries performed around the world, and technology continues to make it even better. We addressed one aspect of this in last September’s blog on premium intraocular lenses for cataract replacement. Another area is bladeless advanced laser cataract surgery. Dr. Groat offers this alternative option for […]

Lower the Pressure

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If you’re old enough, you may remember the Queen and David Bowie song titled Under Pressure. While you may like that tune coming up in your Spotify feed, you don’t want elevating pressure in your eyes. That increase in pressure is glaucoma, and it can permanently damage your vision. Dr. Groat helps patients with elevated intraocular pressure […]

Getting Rid of Your Increasing Floaters

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Floaters are those things you see floating around seemingly in front of your eyes. They look like strings, cobwebs, black or grey specks, or blobs. They drift about when you move your eyes and when you try to focus on them, they seem to drift away. At Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea, Dr. Groat puts […]

A Primer on Cataracts

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It’s estimated that 20 million people over age 40 in the U.S. have cataracts. At Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea, cataract surgery and diagnosis is one of our specialties. The surgery can change a patient’s vision so dramatically, it’s incredible. Here is some information on cataracts, especially since they are such a common eye problem […]

Fish Oil May Help Your Dry Eye

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With the endless marshlands and nearby coastline that we enjoy here in Wilmington, we don’t usually think of things being dry. But at Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea, we have many patients with dry eye, a condition where the eyes aren’t sufficiently lubricated.  While we treat dry eye with simple solutions such as artificial tears […]

Going Beyond Single Vision — Premium IOLs

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Cataract surgery is already the most successful surgery worldwide with a success rate of a mind-blowing 99 percent. That’s a great statistic since just about everyone gets cataracts — by the age of 65 over 90 percent of people have a cataract. This means the lens of their eye with the cataract is building proteins […]

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 […]

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