Some popular toys can cause serious eye injuries this holiday season. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 265,000 toy-related injuries were treated in emergency rooms in 2012, and and almost half of these injuries affect the head or face – including the eyes. Unfortunately, most of these injuries happen to children under age 15.
Diabetes is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. During the month of November, we will be sharing news and information to increase awareness and encourage patients to seek treatment of vision problems related to Diabetes.
AAO & FDA Warn About the Risks of Wearing Costume Contact Lenses for Halloween Improperly or Without a Prespription
Recent announcements by the Food & Drug Administration and American Academy of Ophthalmology advise that wearing the popular costume accessories without a prescription can lead to serious eye and injuries and permanent vision loss.
Dr. Eifrig was the first Chairman of UNC Department of Ophthalmology, serving from 1977 - 2000. He passed away peacefully on October 9, 2013.
Experiments show promising results for a drug that could lead to a lasting treatment for millions of Americans with macular degeneration.
New Address: UNC Kittner at Carolina Crossing; 2226 Nelson Highway, Suite 200; Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Michelle Cabrera, MD and Odette Houghton, MD, met as colleagues in the UNC Department of Ophthalmology. Both are surgeons -- one helps give sight to children the other helps to save the retina. They share a love of rock climbing and started climbing together.
New Address: 2226 Nelson Highway, Suite 200; Chapel Hill, NC 27517.
Surgeons within UNC's General Pediatrics, Pediatric Otolaryngology, Urology and Ophthalmology departments will once again pool resources to help young Adam Paulraj or “Baby Adam,” who was born with Bartsocas-Papas Syndrome - a rare genetic disorder that caused multiple birth defects.
UNC Eye announces the planned opening on August 21st, 2013 of the new UNC Eye Care Center in our latest Newsletter.