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State of the Art Tips for Fixing Hooded Eyes

Many patients seek consultation at Metrolina Eye Associates to fix the appearance of their drooping or “hooded eyes” where the eyelids look heavy and the upper eyelid skin is folding over or obscuring the lashes. Some patients are searching for surgical options, others are wondering about alternatives. Here, Dr. Christine Annunziata discusses the current best […]

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IT’S MARCH MADNESS TIME!

Shivali Desai, OD It’s that time of year again when 68 of the best men’s and women’s basketball teams descend on various cities around the country to play their hearts out for a national title.  The crowds are excited with their nachos and soda and cannot wait for tip-off.  At tip-off is when the stakes […]

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Age-Related Macular Degeneration

By Enrique Calderon, MD You may have age-related macular degeneration (ARMD). ARMD is one of the most common causes of decreased vision in people above 55 years of age. WHAT ARE SOME COMMON SYMPTOMS OF MACULAR DEGENERATION? You may experience blurry vision, trouble seeing in dim light, or recognizing faces. You may develop a shadow […]

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Laser Treatment For Glaucoma: Results of the LiGHT Clinical Trial

According to the World Health Organization, glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. At least 3 million Americans have glaucoma, but less than half of those people know they have the disease. Risk factors for glaucoma include a positive family history of glaucoma, diabetes, and nearsightedness. Glaucoma also increases in incidence with age, […]

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It’s a Pandemic!

What do you think of when you hear the word pandemic?   Of course, COVID is the first thing on most people’s minds.   However, the world is also suffering from a different pandemic – MYOPIA PROGRESSION.    What is myopia?  Myopia is the most common ocular disorder worldwide, it is the leading cause of visual impairment in children, and its […]

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What Is Dry Eye Syndrome?

Dry eye syndrome is one of the most common ocular conditions.  Between 16 and 49 million Americans have dry eyes.  Symptoms range from something as simple as redness to burning, itching, tearing, irritation, blurry vision, and watering.  Many people confuse dry eye with ocular allergies if their eyes are itching. Many also confuse needing new […]

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New Advances in Skin Care Treatments

Stress, the environment, and aging can dull your skin and strip you of your bright, youthful appearance. While a thorough at-home skin care routine is important to maintain the beauty of your skin, many people require routine treatments to achieve their best complexion possible. Chemical peels using lactic acid, glycolic acid or salicylic acid, offered […]

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Scleral Contact Lenses

The norm these days when someone mentions contact lenses, we often think about soft silicone or silicone hydrogel contact lenses that fit comfortably on the cornea (or the clear layer on the surface of the eye) and are mainly used for cosmetic purposes in lieu of glasses. A few dozen years ago rigid gas permeable, […]

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Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision

Summer is coming soon and sports are in full gear!  Whether you are an athlete or a spectator, eye care and eye protection is very important to enhance your experience. Sports, Sports Performance and your Vision Approximately 90 million Americans of all ages avidly participate in sports and approximately 84 million participate in a sport […]

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The Cost of LASIK vs. Not Having LASIK

If you wear glasses or contact lenses, you’ve likely considered having LASIK surgery at some point. LASIK surgery offers people a number of benefits, most notably clearer vision and not needing to rely on glasses or contacts. One of the biggest deterrents to getting the surgery, however, is its cost. With the average cost of […]

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