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Ametropia  
Ametropia
This term means the eye's "optics", (the way the eye focuses light) is less than ideal due to its shape or curvature, this condition results in myopia: near-sightedness, hyperopia: farsightedness or astigmatism: unequal points of focus. The result is a blurred image.
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Glaucoma  
Glaucoma
This a potentially vision threatening condition resulting from progressive damage to the "optic nerve" the nerve that takes visual information to the brain and enables sight. Glaucoma can be caused by various factors one method of monitoring glaucoma is checking the eye's pressure. Another is by measuring one's field of vision.
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Strabismus  
Strabismus
This term means that the eyes are not working together. For example the right eye looks at the nose and the left eye is straight or one eye or both do not focus together. This condition has serious harmful consequences to vision, causing double vision and loss of vision and visual field. Strabismus can be genetic or acquired from many diseases such as diabetes, stroke, tumors, thyroid disease, nerve palsies or head trauma.
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Neuro Ophthalmology  
Neuro Ophthalmology
This term refers to the care and management of the nerve and brain components of the seeing process. This involves the function of the optic nerve, visual pathways, brain and cranial nerves involved in making vision occur. Issues such as double vision, eye movement disorders, vision loss, blurred or distorted vision, visual field loss, eye pain and eyelid dysfunction are investigated and treated.
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Stage 3 ROP  
Retinopathy of Prematurity
This is a developmental condition of the premature eye seen mostly in low birth weight pre term infants that can result in progressive destructive changes in the developing "retina" of the newborn eyes. Abnormal blood vessels grow in stages in the retina causing leakage and scarring. Timely intervention with a laser and or retinal surgery is sometimes necessary to save sight.
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Pediatric Cataract  
Pediatric Anterior Segment Surgery
This term refers to any type of surgery involving the lens of the eye, such as cataract; the cornea (transparent window of the eye), the iris (colored portion with central hole) or the drainage structures (angle of the eye).
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Nuclear Cataract  
Cataracts
These are lens changes that can cause blurred vision and reversible blindness. In this condition the lens of the eye loses its normal transparency and blocks light entering the eye. Vision can usually be restored by removing the cataract and replacing the lens.
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Motility Disorders  
Motility Disorders
These are eye movement disorders such as "nystagmus" (wiggly or wobbly to and fro movements of one or both eyes). "D.V.D" (disassociated apparently independent movement of one eye). "I.N.O" (problems with tandem eye movements); other examples are convergence and divergence disorders.
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Adult Strabismus  
Adult Strabismus, Eye Motility Disorders
Conditions involving problems with alignment, focusing, double vision or synchronized eye movement in maintaining single binocular vision. In the adult population this represents the largest group of acquired strabismus patients. These conditions can result from many concurrent medical diseases such as diabetes, strokes, hypertension, myasthenia gravis, multiple sclerosis, aneurysm, thyroid disease, atherosclerosis, arthritis etc. etc.
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Oculoplastics  
Oculoplastics
This term refers to disorders of the outside structures of the eye for example ptosis (droopy lids), or poor lid closing function, eye lash disorders, eyelid disorders such as chalazia, abnormally wide spaced eyes (telecanthus) and eye tear function disorders.
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Dacryocystitis  
Nasolacrimal
Disorders related to the tear production and drainage of the eye for example, blocked tear ducts, dry eye syndrome, or excessive tear production. Repair of traumatic injury to tear drainage structures involved.
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Pyogenic Granuloma  
Periocular Tumors
This term refers to lesions or masses occurring around the eye for example, hemangioma (vascular tumors), dermoid cyst (benign mixed tissue tumors), molluscum contagiosum (viral periocular skin lesions), and chalazia (benign eyelid masses).
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INSURANCE PLANS ACCEPTED
:: Medicare :: Medcost
:: Health Care Saving :: Wellpath / Coventry
:: Blue Cross Blue Shield :: Tricare
:: Medicaid :: Mamsi
:: Cigna :: PHCS
:: Focus Healthcare :: United Healthcare
:: First Health :: AETNA
:: Opticare Eye Health Network :: EyeMed
 
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KOALA MEMBERSHIPS
 
National Medical Association (N.M.A.)

American Medical Association (A.M.A.)

American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (A.A.P.O.S.)

American Academy of Ophthalmology (A.A.O.)

American Board of Ophthalmology (Diplomat)

North Carolina Medical Society

Greensboro Medical Society

Greater Greensboro Society of Medicine

Greensboro Ophthalmology Society
 
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Ametropia
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Glaucoma
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Strabismus
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Neuro Ophthalmology
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Retinopathy of Prematurity
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Pediatric Anterior Segment Surgery
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Cataracts
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Motility Disorders
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Adult Strabismus, Eye Motility
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Oculoplastics
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Nasolacrimal
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Periocular Tumors
   
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