Eye Conditions 

Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens, which lies behind the iris and the pupil. Cataracts are the most common cause of vision loss in people over age 40 and is the principal cause of blindness in the world. 

Retina / Diabetic Retinopathy

Diabetic retinopathy is caused by changes in the blood vessels of the retina. When these blood vessels are damaged, they may leak blood and grow fragile new vessels. When the nerve cells are damaged, vision is impaired. These changes can result in blurring of your vision, hemorrhage into your eye, or, if untreated, retinal detachment.

Dry Eye

Dry eye is a condition in which a person doesn't have enough quality tears to lubricate and nourish the eye. Tears are necessary for maintaining the health of the front surface of the eye and for providing clear vision. Dry eye is a common and often chronic problem, particularly in older adults.

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. ... That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness.

Cornea

Although the cornea is clear and seems to lack substance, it is actually a highly organized group of cells and proteins. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains, under normal circumstances, no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infections. Instead, the cornea receives its nourishment from the tears and aqueous humor that fills the chamber behind it. The cornea must remain transparent to refract light properly, and the presence of even the tiniest blood vessels can interfere with this process. To see well, all layers of the cornea must be free of any cloudy or opaque areas.

Macular Degeneration

The macula is in the center of the retina, the light-sensitive layer of tissue at the back of the eye. The macula is responsible for central vision (straight-ahead vision). Degeneration of the macula occurs most often after the age of 60 years and is termed age-related macular generation (AMD). 

BOTOX®

BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) is a prescription medicine that is injected to treat many eye conditions. 

Pediatrics

Our ophthalmologists and optometrists in North Carolina offer comprehensive pediatric eye care services at our two locations in Fayetteville. From school eye exams and neonatal ICU exams to pediatric eye muscle surgery, we help keep children’s eyes healthy and their vision clear. At Cape Fear Eye Associates, we are dedicated to providing the entire family with high-quality eye and vision care.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is when you have bacteria and oily flakes at the base of your eyelashes. Your eyelids are red, swollen, or feel like they are burning. Blepharitis is very common, especially among people who have oily skin, dandruff or dry eyes.

Testing Technology

The Diopsys® NOVA-VEP and NOVA-ERG vision tests allows clinicians to objectively assess vision disorders often earlier than traditional vision tests because they use electrophysiology and proprietary software to evaluate the entire vision system from the eye to the visual cortex.

 

Eye care professionals may use VEP and ERG in addition to traditional testing methods to enhance diagnosis and treatment. New testing device also helps track disease progression.

Patient Education PDF's

Learn about the anatomy of the eye and its function with downloadable patient education material. 

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