Having your eyes examined regularly is a vital step towards preserving the health of your vision. Having a comprehensive examination from a board certified ophthalmologist is important because of their medical expertise in diagnosing and treating all diseases that can affect vision. The doctors at our Orange Coast Eye Center are medical doctors and trained in eye surgery using both traditional methods as well as laser surgery. Our state-of-the-art office as well as our Garden Grove eye surgery center at Newport Bay are equipped with the latest equipment and technology to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on any eye ailment.
One type of service that our doctors perform is Garden Grove eye surgery using the LASIK technique. LASIK Vision Correction is a type of refractory surgery that is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK and PRK (PhotoRefractory Keratotomy) are two forms of refractory surgery that both work by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused on the retina. Refractory surgery is highly effective and generally eliminates or greatly reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. The surgery is done by using a laser to deliver a cool pulse beam of ultra-violet light to the cornea, in LASIK surgery the beam is used underneath the corneal surface and in PRK it is used on the corneal surface. The patient heals within a few days and can see the effects of the surgery.
Before LASIK or any other surgery is done our doctors will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see the patient’s eye condition. Then he will discuss his findings and recommendations as to whether the patient is a good candidate for refractory surgery as well as which of the two procedures is recommended based on the condition of your eyes and especially of the corneas. Most people seeking Garden Grove eye surgery will be candidates for laser vision correction but patients who also have other eye disorders besides vision correction may not qualify. Our practice will work with you to understand your vision and personal needs and support you during the decision process. If you’d like to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK or PRK please make an appointment to see one of our ophthalmologists for an evaluation.
Do you live with a chronic disease that requires constant monitoring and care every day of your life in order to remain healthy and strong? Diabetes can often require even more care than most of us are aware of. If you live with either type 1 or type 2 diabetes, your fluctuating sugar levels can affect your whole body, including the health of your eyes and the clarity of your vision. Diabetic retinopathy and other diabetes related vision problems are just one of the reasons why patients should be seeing their local Westminster CA ophthalmologist for regular eye exams in order to diagnose any problems in their earliest to treat stages. Our fully licensed and professionally trained staff at the Orange Coast Eye Center are the experts you can count on to diagnose and manage diabetic eye conditions to stop any harm from coming to your sight.
Diabetic retinopathy may sound like a rare occurrence, but in fact this optical disease exists today as one of the number one causes of blindness in patients over 65, and is often diagnosed in far younger patients as well if high blood sugar levels occur too often. If you are experiencing trouble seeing in the center of your eyes while driving or reading, difficulty distinguishing colors, blurred vision, or flecks that resemble dust but seem to float around endlessly in your field of vision but often come and go for days at a time, these are often signs of a developing case of diabetic retinopathy. However, in most cases diabetic retinopathy shows no symptoms at all until permanent vision loss has already begun. Diabetic retinopathy can result in total blindness without treatment from your professional Westminster CA ophthalmologist. Management of diabetic retinopathy begins at the Orange Coast Eye Center begins with an advanced and comprehensive eye exam that puts the latest technology to work for you to diagnose any diabetic eye conditions as soon as possible to insure swift treatment.
At the Orange Coast Eye Center our experienced optical health care professionals are more than just a general opticians. Our welcoming and knowledgeable have been proudly serving our local community as your trusted Westminster CA ophthalmologist for over thirty years in caring for vision with state of the art management and treatment opticians for the most destructive forms of optical diseases currently plaguing our nation today. Today’s latest advances in laser-powered optical surgery can work to successfully treat damaging blood vessels which grow improperly or otherwise leak into the eyes, causing your case of diabetic retinopathy. With laser photocoagulation our optical surgeons at the Orange Coast Eye Center can seal or destroy these harmful blood vessels, as well as a vitrectomy to remove any blood that has leaked in your eye to stop vision loss from happening to you.
A cataract is a clouding of the natural lens inside the eye. A cataract is a gradual thickening of the lens that causes the lens to become so clouded that light is either distorted or cannot reach the back of the eye (the retina) for transmission to the brain. When left untreated, cataracts will eventually cause blindness in most cases. In fact, cataracts, an age-related incident, are one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.
The only option to clear your vision from a cataract is to replace the cloudy lens with an artificial lens, and this will restore your vision and your quality of life. Fortunately, there are many corrective cataract surgery procedures available in Fountain Valley that are specially designed for people suffering from the condition. Our Fountain Valley ophthalmology office employees a team of dedicated eye care professionals and a board-certified eye surgeon, Dr. Manzi and Dr. Younger with years of experience in cataract surgery.
Eye Surgery Fountain Valley
Cataract surgery is one of the most common and perfected surgeries that is performed to reduce or completely eliminate cataracts in the country. The success rate for cataract surgery is extremely high while the risks remain very low. The current technique for cataract surgery is called phacoemulsification (ultrasound) through a small incision. Since a self-sealing small incision is used, it does not require suture closure, thus the term “no stitch cataract surgery.” The entire process is completed in less than ½ hour and is performed under local anesthesia. After Fountain Valley eye surgery with traditional monofocal lenses, most patients experience very good vision far away. However, most people receiving these standard lenses still require reading glasses or bifocals to have a full range of vision.
Dr. Younger is board-certified and fellowship-trained and is specifically skilled in removing cataracts, and is also experienced in the recognition and treatment of complications of cataract surgery.