Premium Eye Care Services of Raleigh, North Carolina
Carolina Cataract & Laser Center, P.A. offers a variety of complete eye care services. A detailed list of our eye care services are listed below. Contact us at 919-862-9090 today to schedule an appointment!
General Eye Exams: You will receive a comprehensive examination of the eyes, which includes a vision check and an array of tests for the overall health of the eye. Many of the tests performed in a general exam are also performed when you are inspected for specialized problems, such as cataracts or glaucoma.
Cataracts: A cataract is a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. The amount and pattern of the cloudiness within the lens may vary. Common symptoms of a cataract include a painless blurring of vision, poor night vision, and needing brighter light to read. Causes of cataracts include age, injury to the eye, medications (especially steroids), family history, unprotected exposure to sunlight, and previous eye surgery. Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed. Cataract surgery is a stitchless, painless procedure done with virtually no downtime. Dr. Dahringer has performed over 20,000 cataract surgeries in his 12 years of practice.
Corneal Transplant or DSAEK: Corneal transplant or DSAEK is used for corneal dystrophies or scars. Transplants are needed if vision cannot be corrected satisfactorily with eyeglasses or contact lenses or if painful swelling cannot be relieved by medications or special contact lenses. DSAEK allows the surgeon to remove a much smaller portion of the cornea, thus using a smaller portion of the donor cornea, which leads to a faster healing process. Corneal transplants are done under local or general anesthesia.
Glaucoma: Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which is the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. When damage to the optic nerve occurs, blind spots develop. If the entire nerve is destroyed, blindness occurs. Early detection and treatment are the keys to preventing optic nerve damage and blindness. Glaucoma can be treated with eye drops, laser surgery or surgery done in the hospital. Because glaucoma can progress without your knowledge, regular eye exams are very important.Assisted Cataract Surgery