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Ophthalmologist Newport Beach

Ophthalmologist Newport Beach

Orange Coast Eye Center is the place to go for glaucoma diagnosis. Glaucoma is a serious disease that is marked by an excess of fluid buildup in your eye that increases your internal eye pressure. Symptoms such as a steady loss of peripheral vision, blurry vision, eye pain, severe tunnel vision, reddening of the eyes, or seeing halos around light should motivate you to call right away for an appointment with our Recommended Site. However, because glaucoma can be present and advance without any clear symptoms, it is a very good idea to come in for a yearly eye exam anyway. This is especially vital because damage caused by glaucoma cannot be reversed, even with treatment. The most that treatment can do is to prevent further damage.

Glaucoma Eye Care Newport Beach

Glaucoma Eye Care Newport Beach

Diagnosing glaucoma involves the use of a series of tests. Most common among them is tonometry, which measures your internal eye pressure. Combined with a checking of your peripheral vision, this forms the foundation of glaucoma diagnosis. Other tests involve checking your optic nerves for possible damage, examining the back of your eye, and possibly other follow ups such as pachymetry, which measures the thickness of your cornea, and goniscopy, which measures the drainage angle of your eye. It is not always necessary to perform every test, but our Recommended Site will determine which ones are needed based upon the results of the tonometry and peripheral vision check.

If a diagnosis of glaucoma is determined, treatment options go from the simple to the complex. It is important to note that there is no cure for glaucoma. The first step in treating glaucoma is usually the prescribing of medicated eye drops, sometimes more than one. The purpose of the eye drops is to reduce your internal eye pressure. Sometimes this is not possible through the use of eye drops alone. In this instance, our Recommended Site may prescribe oral medication as supplement. If neither of those treatments achieves the necessary goal, surgery may be the only option left. Depending upon the effectiveness of surgery, one procedure may not be sufficient or eye drops may need to be resumed even after surgery.

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18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 546-2020

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