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cataract symptoms and risks

Risk Factors for Cataracts

Are you at Risk for Cataracts? The greatest risk factor for cataracts is simply getting older. The eye’s lens is made up of water and proteins, and over time those proteins begin to clump together, leading to the blurry and fuzzy vision of cataracts. You can change your eye glass prescription only so much, but […]

Healthy Aging Month

September is Healthy Aging Month.  Want to live an active lifestyle and without possible vision loss? Make sure you visit your eye doctor and get a comprehensive eye exam.  As you age you are at a higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases.  These eye diseases may have no early signs and symptoms.  Your eye […]

Cataract Prevented

Can Cataracts be Prevented?

Can cataracts be prevented is a common question. Cataracts cannot be naturally prevented from forming. Research has shown, however, that lifestyle and health behavior influence when and how early a cataract starts to form. The American Association of Ophthalmology (AAO) overviews several key areas of behavioral practice for aging adults to be aware of that can lower […]

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What you Need to Know About Cataracts

Things to know about cataracts. Approximately twenty-five million Americans have cataracts, which causes cloudy, blurry vision and often develops with advancing age. This June, Griffin Eye Center joins the American Academy of Ophthalmology in observing Cataract Awareness Month by sharing several things everyone should know about the condition of cataracts and its treatment. As everyone […]

Cataract Surgery Myrtle Beach

Want to be Less Dependent on Glasses after Cataract Surgery? As we age, proteins begin to clump together inside the natural lens of the eye. This causes the lens of the eye to become cloudy and light rays to scatter inside the eye instead of focusing directly on the back of the eye (retina) and […]

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Why I Chose Griffin Eye Center Myrtle Beach for Cataract Surgery

I was recently diagnosed with cataracts, and I knew two things for sure based on my 20+ year career in Ophthalmology, along with being privy to hundreds of positive patient and family reviews. I was going to get a “PanOptix Multifocal lens” implant and Dr. Neil Griffin was going to be my cataract surgeon. Sounded […]

Zepto cataract

Dr. Griffin is the First to offer the Next Generation Zepto® Cataract Device

Griffin Eye Center– Myrtle Beach, SC is the first to offer the Next Generation Zepto® cataract device in the local region.  The most recent advances of the Next Generation Zepto® Cataract System make the device more precise and efficient through improvements in multiple device components. ZEPTO® automates the capsulotomy process. The micro-sized handpiece is used to […]

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Cataract Diagnosis?

Your ophthalmologist will examine and test your eyes to make a cataract diagnosis. This comprehensive eye exam will include dilation. This means eye drops will widen your pupils. Retinal exam When your eye is dilated, the pupils are wide open so the doctor can more clearly see the back of the eye. Using the slit […]

Cataract Questions for Your Eye Doctor

If your world is getting a little cloudy, it may not be the weather. You could be developing cataracts, which means the lens in one of your eyes – or both eyes – has becomes partly or completely cloudy. The lens plays a vital role in helping us see clearly. When you look at something, […]

What is Cataract Surgery with an Intraocular Lens?

Cataract surgery removes the clouded natural lens and replaces it with an artificial plastic lens. Today’s lens technology enables cataract patients to not only replace their clouded lens with a clear plastic lens, but also correct other vision issues such as nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. Working with your ophthalmologist, you can customize the procedure to […]