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Newport Beach Ophthalmologist

Newport Beach Ophthalmologist

The physicians at Orange Coast Eye Center have all received advanced training the diagnosis and management of diseases of the retina, vitreous, and macula. Their clinical expertise and surgical experience allow us to successfully treat a variety of diseases of the retina for our patients in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, and beyond. Our Newport Beach ophthalmologists are committed to offering cutting-edge retinal treatments, so that we can provide our patients with the best care.

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue lining the back of our eye. Light rays are focused onto the retina through our cornea, pupil, and lens. The retina converts the light rays into electrical impulses that travel through the optic nerve to our brain where we can interpret the images. The retina performs a vital job and when healthy, we have clear vision. However, many eye diseases can affect the connection between the retina and the brain, causing problems in our vision.

One of the most serious eye conditions that our Newport Beach eye surgeons treat at Orange Coast Eye Center is age-related macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the deterioration of the central retina, the macula, which can lead to decreased vision in older patients and oftentimes blindness. The macula is responsible for central vision, which is vital for reading, driving, and recognizing faces. Macular degeneration may be manifest by symptoms such as blurriness, dark areas in central vision, distortion of central vision, and permanent loss of central vision. Ordinarily, a patient will not experience peripheral vision loss if they have macular degeneration. Individuals over the age of sixty are at risk for macular degeneration, but it can appear as early as forty.

There are two types of macular degeneration, wet and dry macular degeneration. Wet age-related macular degeneration can be treated with laser eye surgery, photodynamic therapy and injections into the eye, performed at Orange Coast Eye Center. Unfortunately, these treatments are not a cure for macular degeneration. However, early treatment of dry macular degeneration can delay and possibly prevent the disease from progressing to an advanced stage, in which vision loss occurs. To learn more about macular degeneration and other eye disease, please visit Orange Coast Eye Center and speak with our Newport Beach eye surgeons.

Newport Beach Eye Surgery
18426 Brookhurst Street, STE 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020

Fountain Valley Cataract Surgery

Fountain Valley Cataract Surgery

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.