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Category: Cornea



Contact lenses and your cornea

Contact Lenses and Your Corneas

Most people who enjoy contacts wear them comfortably for years and spend minimal amounts of time thinking about them. But contact lenses and your corneas are related in ways you may not understand. If you’re careless about following rules for proper use, your vision could suffer. (Learn more at Horizon’s Cornea services page.) Contact lenses… Read More


Cornea health

Sports Injuries, Household Mishaps, Even Your Fingers Can Be Bad News For Corneas

April is Sports Eye Safety Month, so it’s a natural time to think about corneal abrasions. Anything from a baseball to a basketball player’s elbow might scratch the protective outer layer of the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye that helps direct light rays to your retina. (You’ll find information on Horizon Eye… Read More


Your cornea is easily damaged

Your Cornea Works Hard – But It’s Easy to Damage Accidentally

What’s the most commonly transplanted human tissue and the one with the highest success rate? The cornea, the outer layer that’s the first contact between your eye and the world. Doctors perform more than 40,000 corneal transplants every year.


Dr Ravi Patel - Keratonocus Eye Surgery

Horizon Eye Care Is First In Charlotte to Perform Cross-linking Treatment for Keratoconus

On Friday, February 10, 2017, Dr. Ravi Patel completed the first corneal cross-linking treatment in the Charlotte area. Avedro’s therapeutic system can help slow down or halt progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia, and may eliminate the need  for a corneal transplant.


Dr. Vandana Minnal at Waverly

Waverly Location Now Open

Horizon Eye Care, consistently confirmed by peers as the most trusted eye practice in Charlotte, is now open in the one of the city’s most popular locations. Horizon’s new full-service, multi-specialty location features a state-of-the-art facility that includes 8,300 square feet of medical space.


Rendering of Waverly Development in south Charlotte

New Horizon Eye Care Office At Waverly

Horizon Eye Care will relocate to Waverly this fall. The current Arboretum location will close once this new space is completed. Read the full story from the Charlotte Business Journal.


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