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Dr. Charles Titone

Ophthalmology
Greenville, NC
38 years experience

Locations

Office

Greenville, NC

Address

1011 WH Smith Blvd, Suite 108, Greenville, NC
Directions

Fax

2523643140

Insurances accepted

Aetna

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina

Tricare

Medicare

About

Bio

American Board of Ophthalmology certified surgeon specializing in Cataract and refractive surgery as well as disease of the Anterior segment.

Specialties
Doctors may have more than one area of specialty interest. Board certification in a specialty area means the doctor has completed formal training and has practice experience in that specialty, and has passed the certification examination from the corresponding accredited medical specialty board.

Ophthalmology

Licenses

United States: North Carolina

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

52 Answers
26 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Laser eye surgery for correction of refractive errors requires a through screening. Any ophthalmologist can provide this screening but it is best to v... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Beta blocker: Beta blockers like metoprolol can cause dry eye, increase in latent asthma and slow heart rate as well as fatigue, stuffy nose and sontime nighrmares.... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Poor vision: Although advanced cataracts can lead to legal blindness it is revesable with surgery. Very long-standing cataracts can lead to glaucoma due to swelli... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Nearsightedness: Nearsightedness (myopia) is a condition where the optical system of the eye is too powerful for the length of the eye. This results in images being fo... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: If your scotoma lasts longer than 15 minutes permenant retinal damage can occur. The scotoma is caused by constriction of the blood flow to your reti... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Lens power increases: The focusing muscle of the eye ( ciliary body) contracts lowering the tension on the lens from fibers (zonules) that connect it to the circumferance o... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: You may have been prescribed glasses that are too strong for you. Sometimes patients over focus during the glasses check resulting in a prescription t... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Vitreous Detachment: You are describing a vitreous detachment with floater; usually benign. A retinal exam is needed to fully evaluate. Rarely this can also cause a retin... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics a... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Use Atificial Tears: You can use over the counter artificial tears. Depending on the dryness you can use an artifical tear drop or ointment at bedtime. In the morning use... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: You will undergo a through screening to confirm you are a candidate. The ophthalmologist will the discuss your options. Lasik is very effective for qu... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Chalazion: These are inflamed glands in the lid. Rarely thes can be other things. Have an exam by a qualified eyecare doctor.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes with proper care: Pediatric anesthesiologist are skilled in this. They will evaluate the baby with the pediatricians help to avoid any problems. Ask the anesthesiologi... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Rarely: The risks and benefits of lasik should be explained by your ophthalmologist. Most complications can be corrected. There are some circumstances where p... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes, never stops: Keratoconus is a progressive disease. Excellent vision is possible with early keratoconus. Several sites in the us are participating in studies of co... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Usually No: Subconjunctival hemorrhages are not serious in and of themselves. The cause of repeated hemorages should be investigated as it can be a sign of hypert... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Conjuctival pigment: Pigmentation of the conjuctiva (layer over the white part of eye) is common and usually benign. If it occurs rapidly you should have an eye exam. The... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Get an exam: Although your symptoms cold be just dry eyeor corneal slelling you need an exam to determine full cause and treatment. Borh of the above condirions cs... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
They may be normal: Green rings in the coloration of the iris is probably normal, however; if the green rings are in the cornea (the clear part of the eye) then it could ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: Propanethiol s-oxide, a sulfur compound released as a gas from the onion reacts with the water in your tears to form sulfuric acid. While sulfuric aci... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Bleparoconjuctivitis: Assuming you mean your eyelid is swollen. This is probably a bacterial infection. If it occurs in the other eye it may be viral. Treatments includes a... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Increase tears: Tears can be increased by adding artificial tears, slowing drainage by placing plugs in tear drainage ducts or by using medications to improve functio... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No to sungazing: Looking at the sun can give you a retinal burn, this can permanently affect your eyesight.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Maybe: You may want to try some of the artificial tear gels, some other alternatives are punctual plugs or lacricerts. A review of your medications may reve... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
You can usually : After the keratitis has resolved you can usually resume contact lens wear. Some patients develop dry eye, scars or irregular corneas that make con... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Wait: This is a self limited viral disease. If the vision is decreased or you have pain or light sensitivity you may need treatment with steroid drops. An e... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Glaucoma specialist: While most optomitrists can diagnose and in some states treat glaucoma a glaucoma specialist can often find signs an symtoms that are overlooked.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: You need to continue to monitor the eyes while awake as long as they stay straight it is probably ok . Ask your pediatrician to check your baby on you... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Sneak theif of sight: Glaucoma is known as the "sneak theif of sight" there are little to no symtoms of vision loss until it is very advanced. Yearly exams can detect glauc... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Presbyopia: You are experiencing what we all do beginning age 40-48 the human eye begins to loose the ability to focus. The cause is decrease in the function of t... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: Matted eyes only in the morning is most likely due to a tear film deficiency. This is not related to glaucoma which is a condition where there is ong... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Maybe: Depends.. In the us terramycin ointment is no longer available for human use http://www.Reference.Md/files/ac/achromycin.Html. If it is approved and a... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Retinal problem: While this can be a symptom of retinal detachment, tear or vitreous detachment it is more likely due to hypertension. Zig zag lines can also be a sign... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
You need an eye exam: White pupillary reflection indicates some pathology. This can be benign or serious. A complete ophthalmic exam is indicated. Causes can be cataract... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Slt (selective laser trabeculoplasty) has risk of pressure spike right after and inflamation for a short time following the proceedure this is mana... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Surgery: Cholesterol rings of the eyelids are removed with a surgical procedure tightening the eyelid skin, it removes wrinkles as well.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
No: The eye pain and floaters are probably not related to the 'freckle' and are not normal. A choridal nevus is a freckle in the choroid the layer under... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
May be ok: Some meds have the same names and are made in different formualations. Check with your doctor that you got the correct one.
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: http://www.ophthalmic.com.my/icare-one-hand-held-tonometer/q?pid=154&doit=order this device wil require pt education but is reliable based on the popu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Tobadex: Tobadex is a good choice it is a combination of tobramycin and dexamethazone. Warm compresses 2 times a day also help. Sometimes surgical drainage is ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Higher risk: Overall eye surgery has higher risk than eye drops. Some ophthalmologists do slt (selective laser trabeculoplasty) as a primary treatment for glaucom... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Needs evaluation: Lamictal can cause serious allergic reactions. Your symptims could be the begining of this or a viral infection. You need immediate evaluation.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Get an eye exam: You scratched your cornea or conjunctiva. While this can heal on its own mascara often contains bacteria and injuries can result in eye infection.You ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Flexible vs rigid: Hard contact lenses are rigid, soft are flexable, the rigid lenses can correct higher astigmatism and irregular corneal surfaces.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Dark circles: Dark circles can be due to certain vessels(veins) being near to the surface and thin eyelid skin. Older persons can have this or a hollowing due to fa... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
?Dot: I can't really say I have ever heard of a dot on your eye preventing lasik. Whoever tried to explain this to you has oversimplified it! please descri... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Depends on cause: Most cases of monocular diplopia are caused by dysfunctional tear syndrome. The first step is to assess and treat tear film abnomality. Next common ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Maybe: People who are farsighted need + lenses (magnifying) to see far. If you are in your 40's additional magnifying will be needed on top of the distance p... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Gentamycin ophthalmic solution or ointment can be used for a stye. Keep in mind there is a high instance of allergy to this drug about 30% so after a ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Titone
Ophthalmology 38 years experience
Yes: Hypertensive episodes can cause flashes in the peripherial vision. Prolonged hypertension can lead to hypertensive retinopathy and progressive loss of... Read More

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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Howard University College of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

New York Medical Collage

Residency

New York Medical College

Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Greenville, NC - Winter
2013
Most Influential, First Place, Greenville, NC - Winter
2013
Thought Leader, First Place, Greenville, NC - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
American Academy of Ophthalmology
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