Dr. Groat is an expert cataract surgeon who employs superlative experience and all the latest technologies available to provide you with the best cataract treatment available. Cataract surgery is the only treatment for visually significant cataracts and is recommended when a reduction in vision significantly impacts daily functions.
Healthy function of the cornea is required to maintain the unique clarity of this layer, and therefore all vision depends upon it. When vision impairment due to corneal disease affects daily function, total or partial replacement of the tissue by corneal transplantation can often restore the optical clarity of the cornea.
“I had corneal transplant and cataract surgery two months ago. Dr. Groat has been very professional and helpful during this time. He answered all my questions and concerns. He has a great staff to assist him in the office. Waiting times have not been long for check ups. I highly recommend this practice to those with cataract and or corneal issues.” – Carmen P.
DESCEMET’S MEMBRANE ENDOTHELIAL KERATOPLASTY (DMEK)
Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) is a procedure that is considered the standard of care for the treatment of disorders such as Fuchs’ endothelial dystrophy and Bullous Keratopathy. Dr. Groat is proud to perform DMEK to help patients with corneal dystrophies regain clearer vision and a better quality of life.
“…He was very honest with me, but he offered hope, he told me a surgery, DMEK, where he would place a donated cornea in my eye should correct the issue and improve my vision. He said I would probably still need glasses after surgery but I would not lose my vision. He and his staff worked to get my surgery scheduled before the end of December so that I would not lose my vision. I had my surgery on 11/30/2018 and currently my vision in my right eye is 20/25! Dr. Groat is an awesome surgeon, his office staff are wonderful and we are grateful for his expertise! Without it my life would be very different today.” – Chuck I.
Dry eye is the term used when the tear film is inadequate. When the tear film dries, vision immediately becomes blurry as this is equivalent to roughing the normal smooth front surface of a camera lens. Dr. Groat will evaluate your tear film composition and tear production to determine the problem and the best course of treatment.
Cape Fear Cataract & Cornea is a superbly equipped ophthalmology clinic where patients benefit from state of the art glaucoma evaluation instrumentation in addition to the skillful clinical evaluation of comprehensive eye exams. When medication is not effective, Dr. Groat offers laser surgery for treatment.
LASER-ASSISTED CATARACT SURGERY
Dr. Groat now offers bladeless advanced laser cataract surgery in Wilmington with the LenSx laser. The femtosecond laser is a cool (non-thermal) laser which can create incisions of precision and predictability not achievable with handheld blades. This software is able to perform several steps of the cataract surgery with automated precision.
“Thank you Dr. Groat! Because of your skill and expertise, my vision is better than I ever thought possible! Because of your gentle smile and belief in the power of the human spirit, what could have been a scary procedure turned into an exciting adventure! From my first visit to my last….I knew I had chosen the right team to give me back the brilliant colors and wonderful detail of this world we live in!” – Gail F.
LIFESTYLE LENS OPTIONS
Multifocal lenses use complementary technology to allow patients to experience a full range of high-quality vision without the need for reading glasses or bifocals, even in low lighting conditions. The TECNIS® Multifocal and Alcon ReSTOR® lenses represent breakthrough technology because of their unique optic design which may allow patients to experience youthful vision.