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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. […]


What to expect during cornea transplant recovery

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul. If that’s the case, than that window is the cornea. The cornea is the clear part that focuses light into the eye. This allows you to see clearly. This layer of cells that make up the cornea work together to provide clarity and to protect […]


Dry Eye

Dry Eye vs. MGD

Dry eye has been known as a specific eye condition that can be diagnosed and treated by eye care professionals. This condition is often bothersome to both men and women, causing symptoms that can disrupt daily life, such as burning, watery, itchy eyes. In most situations, this condition has been a blanket diagnosis for patients […]


The Three Main Benefits of Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

While the goal of cataract surgery is to see clearly, it is no longer just the only goal. With continued advances in medicine, patients can now achieve better vision with this procedure. New lasers and premium lenses make it possible for patients to not only see clearer after the removal of cataracts, but see better […]


Understanding the Cornea Transplant Procedure

Patients who visit an ophthalmologist in the area of Wilmington, NC with problems such as eye pain and cloudy or blurred vision may find out that they have experienced damage to the cornea that may require replacement. When a cornea cannot be repaired with other methodologies, patients may be advised by their doctor that a […]


Cataract Surgery: Clearing the Fog

Patients in the Wilmington, NC area who have developed cataracts may be dealing with unwanted changes to their vision. Those with cataracts may see the world through clouding. In fact, cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision impairment worldwide. With the help of Dr. Brian Groat of Cape Fear Cataract and Cornea, […]


Understanding the Ins and Outs of Glaucoma

According to the Glaucoma Research Foundation, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness in adults. It is commonly diagnosed with the help of an eye doctor. With proper education and treatment solutions, patients can address this problem before it becomes a bigger concern. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a condition that can result in […]


Sunglasses For Summer

We are in summer-prep mode and there’s so much to get done before we can officially call it summer. We’re finishing spring cleaning, shopping for swimsuits, and finalizing the plans on exciting summer vacation trips. But, there’s one thing you should check on before you go off camping or vacationing this summer: sunglasses. Now is […]


Cataract Surgery Wilmington NC

Cataracts: Will I See More Clearly?

Do you wake up in the morning to find that you don’t see the day as well as you used to? Perhaps you go about your day looking at people’s hazy faces and wonder if it was always this way. Chances are, you could have cataracts clouding your eyes and vision. Cataracts are a common […]


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