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Dr. Elizabeth Holland

Ophthalmology
Tabor City, SC

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Bio

Elizabeth Y. Holland, MD, a board certified ophthalmologist, is a native of Greenville, South Carolina. The daughter of the late Malvern C. Holland, MD, she returns to Greenville to carry on the tradition of caring, patient centered eye care that was delivered by her father here in Greenville from 1960 until 2001. She is the director and president of the Holland Eye Center, P.C. Dr. Holland is a graduate of Furman University where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1995 and completed her ophthalmology residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 1999. Dr. Holland worked alongside David Schneider, MD at the MidWest Eye Center, one of the largest refractive practices in Cincinnati, Ohio. She then relocated to Neenah, Wisconsin and worked for Optivision, one of the largest refractive practices in Northeast Wisconsin. Dr. Holland had always hoped to return to Greenville, SC to follow in her father’s footsteps. Her experience working in large refractive practices have made her an accomplished cataract and LASIK surgeon. She has a special interest in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic procedures (including Botox injections) with outstanding results.

Specialties
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Ophthalmology

Languages spoken

English

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Unknown bump: Bump around the eyes may be benign cysts or may be cancerous lesions. It is best if you have a bump around your eye to see your eyecare provider to d... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Rinse it out!: As soon as possible irrigate the eye with tap water or an irrigating solution for a minimum of 15 minutes. You should also see a doctor asap to make ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Dry Eyes and Contact: The best solution for your problem is to treat the dry eye condition. You may want to discuss various treatment options with your eye care provider. ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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LASIK: With lasik, most people can go back to their normal activities within a few day, if not the day after surgery.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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No to sungazing: Sungazing can cause damage to the macula, the most sensitive seeing part of the retina. If this is damaged by the sun, you could have permanent visio... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: There are many options for the treatment of dry eyes, including permanent plug which can allow the tears to stay around for a longer period of time, a... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Pencil Pushups: Double vision when tired may be the result of a muscle imbalance, similar to a lazy eye in children. Pencil pushups may be tried to strenthen the mus... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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The ingredients vary: Artificial tears vary in ingredients based on the manufacturer of the tear. The more viscous tears have carboxymethylcellulose which allows the tear ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Better not to: Daily contacts are not made to be worn for more than one day. It is best to use them only daily to decrease the risk of infection and irritation to t... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
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Pink eyes: Unfortunately, not enough details to tell you about your pink eyes. Pink eyes may be the result of conjunctivitis, dry eyes, contact lens overwear, o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Sometimes: Macular degeneration may cause little to no symptoms for some people, and central blindness in others. Fortunately the peripheral vision is not invol... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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No: Second hand smoke will not casue a loss of vision.
A 50-year-old member asked:
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Varies: When working at near tasks, it is important to rest the eyes for at least 15-30 seconds for every 15 minutes of near work.
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Long tern studies have show that eye vitamins, sunglasses, no smoking, and a healthy diet full of green leafy vegetables, like spinach and kale, and f... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
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Zaditor (ketotifen): My personal favorite otc allergy medicine is zaditor, (ketotifen) an antihistamine drop manufactured by novartis. This drop is used twice daily for al... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
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Yes: In my clinical practice, I have seen a patient that had a tooth abscess and developed inflammation in both eyes that affected his vision. It only res... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Yes, you may have to see a pediatric ophthalmologist, but a lazy eye can be fixed at any age.
A 50-year-old member asked:
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You can't : Corneal abrasions and conjunctivitis may both present with a red eye. It is important to see your eyecare provider right away as the condition may be... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: As long as the blood vessel is not associated with a growth on the eye.
A 30-year-old member asked:
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No: Yawning is not related to dry eyes.
A 45-year-old member asked:
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LASIK: Lasik is a surgery where a flap is made in the cornea, either with a laser or a blade, and a laser is used to reshape the cornea to decrease the need ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
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Yes: It is called pencil pushups and can help to strenghten the muscles that focus up close. This has to be done regularily but does help some.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: Most people do not feel them at all.
A 33-year-old member asked:
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No: As long as they don't rub your eyes while you sleep these are fine.
A 34-year-old member asked:
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Yes: Artificial tears or allergy drops may help with the symptoms.
A 38-year-old member asked:
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No: Blood donation does not affect your vision.
A 41-year-old member asked:
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Yes: A subconjunctival hemorrhage is not serious. Avoid blood thinning agents like Aspirin and nsaids, but exercise in moderation is not harmful. You mig... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
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No: If you have a change in your vision, requiring a new prescription, wearing your old glasses, will not hurt your eyes. You will, however, see better w... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Central vision loss: At it's most extreme, macular degeneration causes the central macula, or the most acute vision center of the eye, to be damaged. The vision loss can ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Blurry vision: Fluctuation blood sugars can result in a change in the vision. The vision may become blurry because if the sugars are high excess sugar moves into th... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Yes: Yes! good vision! it appears for the most part, if you are a good candidate for lasik prior to the surgery, long lasting side effects are rare. The m... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Heartbeat in eyes: This is normal. When the blood pressure and heart rate increase with exercise this can sometimes be felt behind the eyes.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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No: Once a cl has "dried up" it is best to dispose of it and get a new pair.
A 40-year-old member asked:
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No: Onions, although they cause tearing of the eye, will not cause damage to the eyes. A cold compress can help to eleviate the symptoms of tearing and b... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Go to the Doctor!: Poking yourself with a foreign object may result in an abrasion of the eye, but may have more serious consequences. It is best to see you eyecare pro... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
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It depends: It depends on where the blood is. If it is just on the white part of the eye (the sclera) it will usually resolve over a week, like a bruise. If it ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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Acute Glaucoma: The most common cause of nausea and pain in the eyes is acute glaucoma. If you are having any of those symptoms you should see an eyecare provider im... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Marks on Nose: Unfortunately there is not a good cure for the nose pad marks on the sides of your nose. You could try a frame without nose pads, such as a plastic f... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Yes: Yes, both terms describe the same condition. This condition results from a membrane forming from a remnant of vitreous that stays adherent to the reti... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
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Yes: This is a perfectly normal response. You may want to contact a low vision service near you. They may be able to provide you with a vision aid to pre... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
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No: Hard lenses, or gas permeable contacts, may be just as comfortable to some people as soft lenses.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Skin bumps: It depends on where the bump is and the cause of the bump. It is probably best to see an eye specialist to determine if this bump is serious and requ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
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Blepharitis: It is possible that you have blepharitis or an inflammation of the eyelids. Try using a warm compress twice daily and massage the lids and clean the ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: There are several commercially available vitamins that reduce progression of macular degeneration. Ocuvites and i caps make a number of different sup... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Shirmer's Test: A schirmer's tear test is a test done by your eye care provider to determine how many tears you make. The test is usually performed after numbing the... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: No probably not. Daily wear cl are nice, because they are made to be worn just for the day. Although slightly more expensive, they provide good visi... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: I would go to the doctor to get it checked. It may be something simple like allergy, or it could be something more serious like blepharitis, which co... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
No: It won't hurt you at all...Neither will crossing your eyes.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
At least one week: You should wait until the virus runs it course, this is usually 1 week. I also suggest that you may want to throw away your old eye makeup and start ... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Holland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Holland is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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appreciate your suggestions which I have never heard from 40 yrs with my ophthalmologist.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I already know about my glaucoma
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!

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