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The Benefits of Anti-Reflective Treatments

A year has passed and it’s time for your annual eye exam, hurray!  Not only are you noticing an increased struggle with your old prescription, you are eagerly awaiting the opportunity to select a new frame or two.  Often times we spend so much time and energy in our frame selection, enlisting friends, family and […]

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Medications to Avoid with Glaucoma

Narrow Angle Glaucoma There are a number of narrow angle or “closed angle” glaucoma medications to avoid due to the fact that they block acetylcholine, the chemical that keeps the eye angle open. These medications can cause further narrowing and can lead to blockage of the eye’s drainage system. Here is a list of numerous […]

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Papilledema and Optic nerve swelling

Papilledema is a condition where increased pressure in or around the brain causes optic nerve swelling inside the eye. Patients may present with multiple symptoms when they have this condition.  They can present with headaches, ringing in ears, flickering in the vision, double vision, vision loss (sometimes unilateral and sometimes bilateral), nausea, vomiting, visual field […]

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Qualities to Look for in a Cataract Surgeon

If fuzzy or clouded vision from cataracts is affecting your ability to complete everyday tasks (e.g., driving, reading, sending a text message), it might be time to undergo cataract surgery. Choosing a qualified cataract surgeon to perform your procedure highly increases your chances of a successful outcome. Here, the trusted vision team at Metrolina Eye […]

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Are You a Candidate for LASIK?

Do you wear glasses or contact lenses but constantly imagine what your life would be like with 20/20 vision? Clearer vision is possible with LASIK, the most popular laser vision correction procedure used to treat myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism. LASIK reshapes the cornea to enable light to enter the eye so it can be properly […]

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Fall Skin Care: Turn Over a New Leaf with Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments

If the hot summer weather has left your skin dry or dull, a laser skin resurfacing treatment with Metrolina Eye Associates may be the perfect solution to revamp your skin. Laser skin resurfacing treatments use focused light to target sun damage and cleanse the skin of old and dead skin cells, making way for healthier […]

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When the Real Horror Comes After Halloween

You’ve figured out the perfect costume for Halloween and found some decorative contact lenses at the drug store that take your outfit to the next level, what could go wrong? Unfortunately, quite a bit. Contact lenses are classified as a medical device and therefore in order to sell ANY contact lenses, whether they contain a […]

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Flashes or Floaters: Does you have a retinal tear?

WHAT ARE FLASHES AND FLOATERS? Flashes and floaters are common ocular symptoms that can range from a large floater across the vision (sometimes mistaken for a “piece of dirt” on one’s glasses) to episodes of photopsias (small flashing white lights in the peripheral field of vision). Moreover, a patient can experience “thousands” of small floaters […]

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Corneal Foreign Body

OUCH!   I got something in my eye.   What do I do?  What could it be? Foreign bodies in the ocular surface (cornea, conjunctiva, under eyelid) are a very common form of trauma to the eye.   In an ophthalmic office, we see at least one a day and usually more.   Emergency rooms also run into this […]

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What Is the Difference Between a General Ophthalmologist and a Retina Specialist?

Experiencing visual symptoms caused by an eye disease or injury can be nerve-wracking enough, but not knowing who to turn to can make an already stressful situation even more so. At Metrolina Eye Associates, our team of board certified eye doctors are often asked by patients to explain the differences between certain types of eye […]

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