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What Should I Do About Glaucoma?

Glaucoma can seemingly come out of nowhere. Many people attribute it as a fact of aging and resign to leaving it at that. But, glaucoma can cause you significant issues if it’s left unchecked. Advances in technology and medicine have made treating glaucoma easier than in the past. Knowing the signs of glaucoma and how …

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5 Myths Surrounding Cataract Surgery

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 …

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Cataracts

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 …

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Some Cataract Questions

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 …

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Cataract Surgery Without the Blade

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 …

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Lower the Pressure

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 …

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