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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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A Primer on Cataracts

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 …

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Fish Oil May Help Your Dry Eye

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 …

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When Your Cornea Needs Replacing

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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What are toric ocular lenses?

Patients of the Wilmington, NC area who have cataracts that are worsening will find that cataract surgery will aid in restoring their vision. Those who have been diagnosed with astigmatism in the past may find that they need different prescriptions than those without astigmatism. Astigmatism can cause patients to deal with unfocused vision at all …

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How to address chronic dry eye

Anyone who has experienced dry eye from time to time knows that it can be incredibly uncomfortable. However, patients who struggle with chronic dry eye that happens every day may be struggling with ways to keep it under control and reduce the discomfort associated with it. Dr. Brian Groat and his team at Cape Fear …

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