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Common Cataract Causes and Treatment

Though cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss worldwide, myths persist about common cataract causes and treatment. Cataracts affect nearly 22 million Americans age 40 and older. By age 80, more than half of all Americans will have cataracts, according to the National Eye Institute. Cataracts are a natural result of aging. As the […]

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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 […]

How Long is LASIK Recovery Time?

For most people, LASIK recovery time is fast, and patients resume most normal activities within a day or two. The actual healing period takes a little while longer, typically lasting 3-6 months during which time you should expect your vision to gradually improve. When you have LASIK eye surgery, you are very focused on one […]

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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 […]

Questions About LASIK in Myrtle Beach

Does LASIK eye surgery hurt? LASIK eye surgery is relatively painless because numbing drops are used to anesthetize the eye before and during the procedure. Patients generally experience some pressure from the eyelid holder used to prevent blinking, but otherwise, they are made comfortable with the numbing and lubricating drops. After the procedure, some patients […]

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 are Cataracts?

What are cataracts? The simplest explanation is the lens of the eye is no longer clear. The lens is the clear part of the eye that helps to focus light into the eye that then signals the brain to “see” images. The lens must be clear to visualize a sharp image. With age, the lens […]

Most Googled Questions About LASIK Answered

Today we wanted to take some time to answer some of the most-Googled questions about LASIK. With so many options in laser vision correction today, having an in-person conversation with a highly qualified surgeon is the best way to get the information you need. However, we thought you would find it helpful if we put […]

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Cataract Questions and Answers Myrtle Beach

If your world is getting a little cloudy, it may not be the weather. You could be developing cataract, 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, […]