Solar Eclipse Eye Safety

By Robert I. Park, MD On August 21, many of us living in Western North Carolina will have the rare opportunity to see a full solar eclipse.  A total solar eclipse occurs when the sun is completely blocked by the moon.  Daylight turns into a deep twilight sky and a truly beautiful scene occurs as… Read More

Fireworks Can Rob Your Sight

By Dr. Clayton H. Bryan, MD There is no denying that fireworks are fun, but perhaps they are best left to the authorized public displays! As an eye surgeon, I see many types of eye injuries each year, but few more disturbing than fireworks related injuries. Approximately 11,900 Americans are treated in Emergency Rooms each… Read More

When is the Right Time to Have Cataract Surgery?

Drs. Mark Joseph and Jonathan Fritz offer tips to help people considering whether to have the procedure. Nearly 25.7 million Americans over age 40 have cataracts, and the number is projected to increase to 45.6 million by 2050.[i] While the only way to remove cataracts – a clouding of the eye’s lens – is surgery, the… Read More

Lotions and Potions: A Guide to Medical Grade Skincare Products

By Dr. Christina H. Choe, Oculoplastic Surgeon at Carolina Ophthalmology Skin quality is one of the major factors contributing to the appearance of aging. As we age, our skin loses collagen and moisture. It develops wrinkles and discolorations or brown spots. In addition, our skin turnover rate slows down allowing the outermost layer of skin… Read More






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