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What is thyroid eye disease and can it be treated?

Thyroid eye disease is an autoimmune eye condition that is often seen in people with thyroid disease and is usually abbreviated TED. It tends to run in families and is more frequent in women and in smokers...
Aug 27th, 2021

Are there foods to avoid if you have glaucoma?

Although there is no known direct connection between nutrition and glaucoma, certain foods have been identified that increase the intraocular pressure (IOP) in your eyes and can potentially make glaucoma worse...
Jul 24th, 2021

What happens the day after cataract surgery?

Do not drive the first day following surgery. Protect your eyes from bright sunlight and keep the protective shield taped over your eye for several hours according to your surgeon’s instructions. Do not rub or push on your eye...
Jun 17th, 2021

Can you get rid of cataracts without surgery?

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), have not approved any non-surgical cures for cataracts. However, there is ongoing research into topical treatments for cataracts...
May 23rd, 2021

Can stress cause cataracts?

A new analysis of existing research suggests that emotional or psychological stress can be a consequence and a cause of vision loss. In the case of cataracts, the exact origin is not known...
Mar 22nd, 2021

Do cataracts grow back?

It is impossible for cataracts to “grow back”. Cataracts grow inside of the lens of the eye. During the cataract surgery, the lens is completely removed. However, people who have had cataract surgery may develop a secondary cataract...
Feb 26th, 2021

What types of cataract surgery are there?

This is also known as ‘Phaco’ and is the most common technique used for cataract removal today. It usually takes less than half an hour to remove a cataract through phacoemulsification, and requires only minimal sedation...
Jan 4th, 2021

Is cataract surgery painful?

No one should delay their decision to have cataract surgery due to concerns that the procedure will be painful. Quite the contrary, there is little or no discomfort during cataract surgery for most people...
Dec 2nd, 2020

What causes eye cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of your eye. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it difficult to read, drive a car or even see the smile on your grandchild’s face...
Nov 11th, 2020

Is it better to have cataract surgery early?

It is always better to have cataracts removed while they are immature, since doing so will reduce the length of surgery as well as the recovery time. However, it’s never too late to have cataracts taken out. The sooner cataracts are removed...
Nov 11th, 2020

Ophthalmologists in Charleston, SC

If you are looking for an ophthalmologist in Charleston or the Summerville, SC area then chances are you already know what an ophthalmologist is or you may be wondering what type of eye doctor you should see.
Aug 7th, 2020