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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

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 […]

Frequently Asked Questions About Glaucoma

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If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with a condition such as glaucoma, you may have a lot of questions you need answered to understand the next steps. Glaucoma is actually a very serious eye disease but it can be managed appropriately and treated to ensure maintenance of a good quality of […]

Understanding Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty

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Dr. Brian Groat of Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea is a dedicated professional in the area of Wilmington, NC who can provide the diagnosis and treatment of many eye disorders. Patients who have been diagnosed with certain corneal dystrophies can work with our team to get the care they need to regain their vision while […]

Three reasons why a patient might undergo corneal transplant surgery

According to the National Health Interview Survey published in 2016, approximately 25 million American adults in the United States experience a form of vision loss or impairment. There are conditions such as farsightedness and nearsightedness which can be easily corrected with contact lenses or prescription glasses, but there are also conditions that are more severe […]

Tips for managing dry eye

Conditions such as dry eye can occur temporarily or may become a chronic issue for some patients. Wilmington, NC area doctor, Dr. Brian Groat, encourages patients to speak to their eye doctor about this and other concerns. Our team at Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea can educate individuals on the ways in which they can […]

Discuss lifestyle lenses for astigmatism with Dr. Brian Groat

Patients who have been diagnosed with astigmatism may find themselves wearing contacts or eyeglasses to correct their vision. This condition is caused by a more oblong shape to the eyeball instead of a traditional spherical or rounded appearance. Astigmatism can cause one’s vision to become distorted, and was once only improved with corrective lenses. However, […]

Using drops and lubricants for dry eyes

Dry eyes is a condition that can be extremely bothersome for men and women. When the eyes are dry, they are often red, irritated, and itchy. Some patients may experience dry eye due to an underlying condition, while some patients just experience it irregularly due to changes in their environment, such as seasonal allergy season. […]

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