Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates have a dedicated, award-winning staff of ophthalmologists who are well trained in treating some of the most common eye problems as well as some of the rarest. From glaucoma to blepharitis, Charlotte Eye Ear Nose & Throat Associates are sure to give you the best care in the Charlotte region.
Some common eye problems that we treat include:
- Blepharospasm is an involuntary contraction and spasm of the eyelid muscles that causes your eyes to squeeze shut.
- Eye infections are caused by a virus or bacteria in the environment that attacks the eye.
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is one of the most common causes of poor vision after age 60.
- Cataracts typically develop slowly and progressively, causing a gradual and painless decrease in vision.
- Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve, which transmits the images you see from the eye to the brain.
- Conjunctivitis or “pink eye” is an inflammation or infection of the conjunctiva.
- Dry eye is a condition in which some people are not able to produce enough tears or the appropriate quality of tears to keep their eyes healthy or comfortable.
- Uveitis is inflammation of the uvea, which is the middle layer in the eye sandwiched between the retina (innermost layer) and the sclera (outermost layer). Since the uvea nourishes many important parts of the eye, uveitis can damage your sight.
- Strabismus refers to misaligned eyes. Esotropia (“crossed” eyes) occurs when the eyes turn inward and exotropia (“wall-eye”) occurs when the eyes turn outward.
- Astigmatism occurs when the cornea is curved more in one direction than another.
- Myopia (or nearsightedness) occurs when the eye is too big or the cornea is too steep, resulting in visual images being focused in front of the retina.
- Presbyopia (or farsightedness) occurs when the lens of the eye is no longer able to change shape. This typically takes place around age forty.
- Blepharitis is an infection of the eyelids that is a common and permanent condition.
- Floaters are small specks or clouds moving in your field of vision as you look at a blank wall or a clear blue sky. Flashes look like twinkles or lightning streaks, and come from the traction of the vitreous gel on the retina at the time of vitreous separation. You may have experienced the same sensation if you were ever hit in the eye and “saw stars.”