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What to Expect With a Cornea Transplant

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Your cornea is an essential part of how your eye functions. When it’s compromised, it can affect how you see and disrupt your quality of life. An exam can determine the best treatment to help keep your cornea functioning and healthy. If your eye doctor recommends that you need a cornea transplant, here are a […]

What Can I Do About Dry Eyes?

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Dry eyes are no fun, and not having a solution can make things more frustrating. Identifying the causes of your dry eyes can help bring you one step closer to finding relief. Here are a few tips on what may be causing your dry eyes and how we can help treat them. Allergies and Dry […]

5 Myths Surrounding Cataract Surgery

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After the age of 40, our eyes start changing. During this time, the proteins in our lenses begin to break down, causing cataracts. Although they’re commonplace, cataracts can be problematic if left untreated. Advances in surgical care have made cataract removal less invasive. But some misconceptions make people wary about cataract surgery. If you’re considering […]

How to Protect Your Eyes From the Summer Sun

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With Summer in full swing at last, more and more families have headed outside to spend time at the beach. Whether Nags Head, Cape Hatteras, or Wrightsville, North Carolina offers a plethora of beautiful oceanfront locations to take full advantage of the equally beautiful weather. While most beach visitors know to wear sunscreen to protect […]

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 […]

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