News

90-Year-Old Eye Center Employee Retires After 34 Years
Aug 14, 2018  After 34 years as a valued member of The Eye Center team, Ms. Betty Gailey, the friendly voice reminding patients of their appointments, entered her retirement. In the same week, she celebrated her 90th birthday.  Full story...

Cataract Rescue: How to Have Clear Vision Again
Jul 26, 2018  Cataracts are a common ailment for people over age 60. The process of cataract growth varies from patient to patient, ultimately leading to cataract removal surgery. Cataracts happen when proteins in the eye clump together causing one’s vision to become blurry or hazy.  Full story...

A True Tear in Every Eye
Jul 05, 2018  The Eye Center is the 1st practice in Columbia to offer the new dry eye device TrueTear®. By using the TrueTear® device, a person can stimulate natural tear production for dry eyes anytime they need it. This will reduce the need for hospitals or appointments when treating dry eyes, and unlike other eye drops or gels, TrueTear® uses neurostimulation through a patient’s nose to produce natural tears.  Full story...

Eye Surgery Patients Rejected for LASIK Offered Successful AST Option
Jun 04, 2018  Patients who are rejected for Laser-assisted in situ Keratomileusis (LASIK) discover new hope with an advanced vision correction procedure at The Eye Center called Advanced Surface Treatment (AST).  Full story...

Maximum Precision of Wavefront LASIK Technology Makes for Precise Vision in Patients Post-Surgery
May 07, 2018  Wavefront LASIK mapping of the eye prior to the reshaping of the cornea provides the most accurate LASIK procedure with the least number of side effects for the most number of patients, as compared to conventional LASIK.  Full story...

Clearly Seeing is Believing: Cataract Lens Implants Advanced Technology Clears Up Vision for Presbyopia Patients
Apr 11, 2018  Over 20 percent of Americans will suffer partial blindness from cataracts, a condition by which the natural lens of the eye becomes clouded, by the time they turn 65 years old, according to the National Eye Institute. Intraocular Lens (IOL) implants, the modern medical miracle in cataract surgery, are 2 million strong each year across the country.  Full story...

Eye Center Offers Exciting Procedure to Eliminate Reading Glasses
Mar 01, 2018  The Eye Center, P.A. of Columbia gives its patients a new lease on life, allowing them to eliminate their glasses for good. The Columbia Eye Center staff is pleased to now offer the TECNIS® Symfony IOL, a cutting edge, surgical implanted device that can reverse the effects of presbyopia, a condition characterized by the need for reading glasses.  Full story...

Tackling Diabetic Retinopathy
Feb 05, 2018  There are over 20 million diagnosed cases of diabetes in the United States alone; a condition that impacts the body in a variety of ways. Diabetes - a condition by which the blood sugar levels in the body are dangerously high - can cause a variety of symptoms including fatigue, pronounced hunger and thirst, frequent urination, and more.  Full story...

Cataract surgery; once was risky, now is safe
Jan 11, 2018  According to a recent study, cataract surgery has become one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the United States. The reason being, there are more than 24.4 million Americans age 40 and above. The number is expected to grow even further.   Full story...

The Eye Center Expands Dry Eye Treatment Options with Xiidra
Sep 19, 2017  The Eye Center is pleased to offer its patients access to a new prescription treatment for the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease. Xiidra, a simple eye drop used two times a day, may provide the relief so many patients find elusive.  Full story...

The Eye Center 1st in South Carolina to Offer TECNIS Symfony IOL
Sep 02, 2017  Cataract patients have a new lens replacement option available to them that can help them see more clearly up close and far away. The Eye Center’s Dr. R. Brian Huff became the first doctor in South Carolina to implant the new TECNIS Symfony IOL. This advanced intraocular lens (IOL) offers an extended range of vision when compared with other IOLs.  Full story...

LipiFlow Delivers Help For Dry Eye Sufferers
Jun 17, 2017  People who suffer from Meibomian gland dysfunction, or MGD for short, have a new option to consider for longer lasting relief of dry eye. Called LipiFlow, this breakthrough technology was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use on patients in November 2015. Offering a reliable way to ease the symptoms associated with dry eye, this treatment is now available to patients at The Eye Center.  Full story...

 Spotlight

TECNIS® Symfony IOL
The first and only presbyopia-correcting extended range of vision IOL.
TECNIS® Symfony IOL
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Glaucoma & iStent
iStent works to help control your eye pressure by improving the outflow of fluid from your eyes.
iStent
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Diabetic Eye Disease
Diabetic eye disease is the leading cause of blindness in the 20-64 year age group.
Diabetic Retinopathy
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LenSx® Femtosecond Laser
The LenSx® Laser is the first femtosecond laser cleared by the FDA for use in cataract surgery.
LenSx® Femtosecond Laser
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