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Category: Cataract Surgery

Common Myths About Cataracts

Cataracts, characterized by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens, affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. According to the National Eye Institute, more than half of all Americans will have developed the disease by age 80. Due to the prevalence of cataracts, eye doctors, including the board certified ophthalmologists at Metrolina Eye […]

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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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Cataract surgery with the new Tecnis Symfony Lens

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The surgery to remove a cataract is one of the most common and successful surgeries performed in the United States. An ophthalmologist is the doctor, or eye surgeon, who performs the cataract extraction. At Metrolina Eye, in Charlotte, Union County, and Indian Land, our ophthalmologists […]

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Advances in Cataract Surgery

While cataract surgery has been around for decades, methodologies have rapidly evolved, making it one of the safest and most successful procedures today. Metrolina Eye Associates, a group comprised of leading eye doctors serving Charlotte and the surrounding areas, is committed to staying up to date with the latest advances in eye care. Here we […]

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When Is the Right Time for Cataract Surgery?

If you have recently been diagnosed with cataracts, you are likely considering having them removed. Although cataract removal can be performed at any stage of cataract development, there are several factors that should be taken into consideration before scheduling your surgery. Metrolina Eye Associates, a group of skilled eye doctors serving Charlotte and the surrounding […]

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Unique Cataracts

Cataract Treatment in North Carolina

I recently examined a patient who had an interesting type of cataract in each eye. The patient was young, in his early 20’s. He was a refugee from Ukraine. During his exam, he told me that all of his siblings and his father had cataracts at a very young age. Not only did they have […]

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June Is Cataract Awareness Month

More than 22 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, an eye disease characterized by the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. This number is expected to increase to 30 million by the year 2020. Early stages of cataracts start with very few visible symptoms. But if left untreated, the damage caused by cataracts […]

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Cataract Surgery Advances

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens that occurs over time due to aging, certain diseases such as diabetes, certain medicines, smoking, family genetics and injury. Everyone who lives long enough gets cataracts at some point in their life. Key advances in cataract surgery now provide surgeons with exciting, potentially life-changing treatment […]

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