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Monthly Archives: August 2011

What Does “Refractive” Mean?

Even if you know all about myopia (nearsightedness), hyperopia (farsightedness), and astigmatism, you may not know what “refractive” means. These vision problems are called refractive errors, meaning that an irregularity in the shape of the eye or the curvature of the cornea is preventing light entering the eye from focusing on a single point on the retina.  When light cannot…

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What Is “Astigmatism”?

The cornea is the curved, clear covering of the colored part of the eye that light passes through.  The term astigmatism usually describes a common problem that results when the cornea is not evenly curved. Normally, the cornea’s surface has a spherical curve (like the shape of a basketball) and the light rays passing through it focus on one spot. …

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It’s Cataract Awareness Month. Why Are We So excited?

Yes, we are excited!  There are only a few FDA-approved LenSx® bladeless refractive lasers in the United States, and one of them is right here, right now in Charleston. Here’s why this is so important: Thanks to the laser, cataract surgery can now be bladeless.  The femtosecond laser technology that revolutionized LASIK vision correction is now revolutionizing cataract surgery, improving…

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Cataract Awareness Month: What’s New This Year?

August is Cataract Awareness Month, a good time to look back to see what is new since last August. As it turns out, this has been quite an eventful year for Dr. Solomon and his colleagues at Carolina Eyecare Physicians. Why?  Bladeless refractive laser cataract surgery is being performed right here in Charleston! With the arrival of the LenSx® laser…

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