Has your vision become blurred, and you have trouble seeing at night? Do you have trouble seeing when watching television? It so, is very possible that you may have cataracts. In any event it is very important that you come in to see our ophthalmologist to determine the cause of these vision changes. The good news is that if you do indeed have cataracts that there is laser cataract surgery which will easily solve your problem in a very short period of time. To learn more about cataract surgery, and if you will be needing it, make an appointment to visit us at our eye care practice, Orange Coast Eye Center. At our Garden Grove ophthalmology office your particular vision situation will be expertly diagnosed and treatment options will be discussed.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and safest laser surgeries performed today. Many patients have cataracts and end up needing laser cataract surgery. Most cataracts, if left untreated, may go on to cause total blindness. However, if a cataract is treated with laser surgery, vision will be fully restored. In fact, many patients have better unaided vision than they had before the cataract occurred. When a patient has a cataract it means that there is a clouding of the natural lens of the eye. This can occur simply due to aging or having certain medical conditions. A cataract can be easily diagnosed when you come in to our Garden Grove ophthalmology office for a comprehensive eye exam. Our expert ophthalmologists are Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi and Dr. Jared R. Younger.
Cataract surgery is generally performed on one eye at a time and is done on an outpatient basis. The patient generally receives only local anesthesia and feels no pain during the procedure. Cataract surgery is a very short procedure taking about 15 minutes. During this time a laser is used to produce a tiny incision in the eye. Through this tiny incision the original lens is removed from the eye and a new man-made lens is inserted to take its place. There are absolutely no stitches or bandages needed for this incision. The man-made lens generally will provide the patient with excellent distance vision. However, today many patients are choosing to have lenses inserted which will provide them with excellent vision at a variety of distances. This may mean that they will not need to use prescription eyeglasses again. The new man-made lens will never develop cataracts or need treatment of any type. If you would like to come into our Garden Grove ophthalmology office for a comprehensive eye exam, and cataract surgery if necessary, contact us today for an appointment.