Do you have cataracts? If you do, then we don’t have to tell you about the obstacles that they create to living your life independently, the way you want to. Here at Orange Coast Eye Center, we understand the frustration and that’s why we want to help. Our Garden Grove eye doctor works closely with you from examination to diagnosis; from treatment with eyeglasses or contact lenses all the way through surgery to correct the effects of cataracts on your eyes. And that’s why we’re especially excited about Symfony, a new frontier in state-of-the-art treatment for cataracts.
When you first get cataracts, you may not notice any changes to your vision at all. But soon enough, everyone with this disease will experience some degree of blurriness or cloudiness. This is due to the protein buildup on the lenses of your eyes that defines cataracts. Depending on your unique circumstances, you may be able to get by for a very long time with varying updates to your prescription lenses and still be able to enjoy sufficient vision to work, use a computer, watch TV, read, and engage in your favorite activities. But what happens when the threshold has been crossed and you are no longer able to get effective results from corrective lenses? That’s when our Garden Grove eye doctor will recommend surgery to remove your eye lenses, since there is no way to remove the cataracts from them.
Cataract surgery leaves you will unhindered vision again, but without your natural eye lenses, which are the part that allow you to focus, you will need something to take their place. At one point, the only option was glasses or contacts. But then came the introduction of the intraocular lens implant, which replaced your natural eye lenses with prosthetics that provided clarity in distance vision, but not up close. With Symfony, though, our Garden Grove eye doctor can provide you with excellent multifocal vision, of the quality that one would expect from a zoom lens camera. It’s truly a revolution and is the first of its kind available. It can be implanted during the same procedure that removes your eye lens, for greater efficiency and convenience.