Macular Degeneration impairs vision in millions…

By waltmayo | June 26, 2019 | Comments Off on Macular Degeneration impairs vision in millions…

Macular Degeneration (AMD) continues to impair vision in millions of people as they age. While nutritional improvements, reducing or eliminating smoking, and supplementation can help prevent AMD’s onset, it’s still important to detect the signs as early as possible. All our eye doctors at Coastal Eye Group care for many patients with Macular Degeneration. Our…

Cataracts – What To Look For

By waltmayo | June 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Cataracts – What To Look For

Did you know that Bay Microsurgical Unit, Coastal Eye Group’s ambulatory eye surgery center in Georgetown was the just the second such eye surgery center ever approved in the state of South Carolina? Since 1985 Bay Microsurgical Unit has provided a calm, reassuring setting for patients throughout the Grand Strand. Good article from US News:…

LRS – Lens Replacement Surgery

By waltmayo | June 20, 2019 | Comments Off on LRS – Lens Replacement Surgery

LRS? Lens Replacement Surgery is the removal of the natural lens in the eye and replacing it with a small artificial lens, also known as an implant, or intraocular lens (IOL). In adults with vision impairment stemming from cataracts, we simply use the term “Cataract Surgery”, not LRS. No surprise there. But did you know…

Protecting Your Children’s Eyes This Summer

By waltmayo | June 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Protecting Your Children’s Eyes This Summer

This article from France hits all the high points. Yes, protecting your kids’ eyes is a good idea. Research shows that a lifetime’s exposure to UV light, wind, dust, etc. are related to the development of various eye conditions including cataracts, macular degeneration, pterygium, and more. Never hurts to get them started early with quality…

Sleep Apnea Can Cause Serious Eye Problems?

By waltmayo | June 17, 2019 | Comments Off on Sleep Apnea Can Cause Serious Eye Problems?

Sleep apnea can cause eye problems? It can happen. The low oxygen levels caused by sleep apnea can lead to a host of significant issues include vascular occlusion in the eye. Common? Branch and Central Retinal Vein Occlusions are frequently seen in our five offices. How many of them are related to sleep disorders? We…

Iowa doctors seeing more cases of rare painful, blinding eye disease among contact wearers

By waltmayo | June 5, 2019 | Comments Off on Iowa doctors seeing more cases of rare painful, blinding eye disease among contact wearers

Poorly chlorinated swimming pools are a common source of Acanthomoeba. Wearing contacts in these risky pools are a bad combination. Private pool owners need to make sure they are properly maintaining their pools, and when using public pools make sure to check on their maintenance. If it looks sketchy, it probably is.  Check out this…

Hepatitis A Outbreak in SC

By waltmayo | May 16, 2019 | Comments Off on Hepatitis A Outbreak in SC

From SC Department of Health and Human Services (May 15, 2019): On Monday, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) announced that cases of hepatitis A across the state have reached outbreak level. Hepatitis A is a contagious liver infection that is transmitted through person-to-person contact with someone who has the infection…

Relying on Dr. Google to Diagnose Eye Problems may be Dangerous to Your Health

By waltmayo | November 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Relying on Dr. Google to Diagnose Eye Problems may be Dangerous to Your Health

OCT 29, 2018 – Academy of Ophthalmology https://www.aao.org/newsroom/news-releases/detail/relying-on-dr-google-may-be-dangerous Study shows popular online symptom checker was incorrect 74 percent of the time, often assesses symptom severity incorrectly CHICAGO –  Oct. 29, 2018 – A study examining the diagnoses generated by WebMD Symptom Checker showed the online tool was correct only 26 percent of the time. And…

Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

By waltmayo | April 6, 2018 | Comments Off on Macular degeneration linked to aging immune cells

From the Washington University of St. Louis School of Medicine website: As people age, their immune systems age, too. And new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that aging immune cells increase the risk for age-related macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness in the United States. Studying mice and…

Welcome to Dr. Jenna Benson

By waltmayo | March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Welcome to Dr. Jenna Benson

We’re excited to have Dr. Jenna Benson join our practice. She’ll be providing medical and surgical care for patients in both our Georgetown and Murrells Inlet offices. To learn more about Dr. Benson, visit her profile page.

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