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.