Eye Care

Ophthalmology at the Carolina Surgical Center

Ophthalmologists are trained to diagnose and treat diseases or trauma to the eye. This includes conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts.

Dr Greer received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to receive his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Eye Exams

Many people believe that their eyesight isn’t as important as a healthy heart, but a comprehensive eye exam can identify early warning signs of more than 270 systemic diseases and disorders. That’s why it’s essential to make regular visits to your ophthalmologist.

Eye exams aren’t just about vision screenings, and the team at Aiken Ophthalmology offers thorough, attentive exams that address all of your questions and concerns. They also offer a variety of lens options and provide a range of treatment for eye disease.

Dr. Cathy Fulp is a native of Clemson, South Carolina and graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry in 1990. She is married and has one son. She performs diabetic eye and cataract evaluations as well as contact lens fittings for all types of lenses.

Lisa Moody has been with the practice since 2004 and heads up the administrative and insurance teams. She attended Appalachian State University and Davidson County Community College. She is a Thomasville resident and enjoys spoiling her niece.

Contact Lenses

During a normal comprehensive eye exam, your eye care professional will determine whether your eyes are healthy enough to wear contact lenses. Then, if you choose to wear contact lenses, a detailed contact lens fitting will be performed to provide precise measurements and identify the best type of contact lenses for your vision.

Depending on your needs, you may select multifocal contact lenses that offer multiple focusing distances to help reduce dependence on reading glasses or extended depth of focus (EDOF) contact lenses that allow you to see at all distances without halos or glares. Regardless of the type of contact lens you choose, your eye doctor will ensure that your lenses fit properly and that they are comfortable to wear.

Yelp users have rated Aiken Ophthalmology highly for their friendly and courteous staff and thorough eye exams. The office also receives positive feedback for offering a wide variety of contact lenses.

Glaucoma

Every eye contains fluid called aqueous humor, which is constantly produced and drained from the eyes to maintain pressure within the eye. When the drainage system is not working properly, pressure in the eye can build up and damage your vision. People with glaucoma experience symptoms such as eye pain, blurry vision or a loss of peripheral (side) vision. Glaucoma is usually inherited, although it can also be caused by trauma to the eye or severe eye infections. People with certain medical conditions, such as diabetes or high blood pressure, are at higher risk of developing glaucoma.

A comprehensive eye exam can diagnose glaucoma, which is a disease that causes progressive damage to the optic nerve and leads to a loss of vision. The exams include a measurement of your eye pressure with a tonometer, an examination of the optic nerve using a microscope and optical coherence tomography, and visual acuity tests. A dilated eye exam may also be performed, which uses special eye drops to widen the pupil for a more thorough evaluation of the interior of your eye. Other diagnostic procedures may include gonioscopy to examine the drainage angle of your eye, and pachymetry, a measurement of corneal thickness.

Eye Surgery

Many people wear glasses or contact lenses for many years, but eventually they may need eye surgery to correct the problem. The ophthalmologists at the Carolina Surgical Center are trained in a variety of procedures to improve your vision. Some are cosmetic, while others treat medical conditions like strabismus or cataracts.

During the procedure, you will be under monitored sedation and won’t see anything that happens. Your doctor will use an eyelid speculum to open your eye, then create a small incision on the clear covering of the white part of your eye.

During laser corneal sculpting, your doctor will use a laser to reshape the surface of your eye to improve your vision. They can treat myopia (short-sightedness), hyperopia (long-sightedness) and astigmatism. They can also reduce a drooping eyelid called ptosis by removing excess skin or fat and tightening the muscle. They can even perform eye muscle surgery to help you recover from severe injuries or trauma.

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