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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 Newport Beach ophthalmologist. 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 Newport Beach ophthalmologist 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 Newport Beach ophthalmologist 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.

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

Newport Beach Ophthalmology

Newport Beach Ophthalmology

A clear and healthy cornea is vital for good vision. If damage occurs to our corneas, they can become scarred, misshapen, and swollen. This damage could distort our vision bad enough to the point where eyeglasses or contact lenses can’t correct the problem. If a patient is facing this visual setback, we encourage them to visit our Newport Beach ophthalmologist office at Orange Coast Eye Center for a consultation on a cornea transplant procedure.

There are several conditions that affect the cornea and may require a transplant procedure. These conditions include infectious scarring, hereditary conditions, chemical burns, eye diseases such as keratoconus, and thinning of the cornea. A meeting with our outstanding staff of optical professionals at our Newport Beach ophthalmologist office, Orange Coast Eye Center, will help our patients determine if they are a candidate for a cornea transplant procedure. Dr. Jared R. Younger is a trained cornea specialist, and he provides patients with the most advanced surgical techniques and procedures. These include partial corneal transplants, full corneal transplants, astigmatism correction, and pterygium surgery.

There are two types of corneal transplant procedures: traditional corneal transplant surgery and endothelial keratoplasty. In the traditional surgery, a circular portion of tissue is removed from the affected cornea using a surgical cutting instrument or laser. A matching circular portion from a donor is then used to replace the removed section of tissue. Stitches are used to hold the transplant in place, and a plastic shield is placed over the eye to protect it during the healing process. The professionals at our Newport Beach ophthalmologist office are experts at this procedure, and they have been successfully correcting cornea damage in our patients for many years.

Our beautiful Newport Beach ophthalmology office, Orange Coast Eye Center, is conveniently located at 18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103, Fountain Valley, California. There is also plenty of free parking available in our new lot. Our practice accepts Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards as well as most insurance plans. We’re happy to accept patients of all ages, and our incredible staff of optical professionals welcomes everyone with a warm and friendly setting. So stop by Orange Coast Eye Center today, and get ready to see a new world!

Corneal Transplants Newport Beach
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

Eye Surgery Garden Grove

Eye Surgery Garden Grove

Glaucoma described a group of eye conditions in which the optic nerve is damaged because of an increase of pressure within the eye. If this condition is left undiagnosed and untreated by an eye specialists, it often causes blindness. The best practice to avoid glaucoma progressing to this severe degree is to undergo regular glaucoma examinations at Orange Coast Eye Center. During a typical eye exam, our Garden Grove ophthalmologists always inspect their patients for eye diseases like glaucoma.

Fountain Valley Eye Surgeons

Fountain Valley Eye Surgeons

There are two main types of glaucoma: Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma and Angle-Closure Glaucoma. Though both are caused by increased pressure in the eye, the two yield different symptoms and levels of severity. Primary open-angle glaucoma, also known as chronic glaucoma, is the most common type of glaucoma and causes peripheral vision loss. In an eye unaffected by glaucoma, fluid continually flows through the eye and exits through tissue known as the trabecular meshwork. With chronic glaucoma, this meshwork becomes blocked and fluid is unable to flow out of the eye. This excess fluid causes intraocular pressure to increase and presses against the optical nerve. While chronic glaucoma gradually builds up, angle-closure or narrow-angle glaucoma occurs suddenly and presents painful symptoms, such as headaches, nausea, eye pain, and increased sensitivity to light. Type form of glaucoma occurs when fluid in the eye is suddenly unable to drain properly either due to blockage of over-dilated pupils. Though the symptoms may disappear after a while, immediate medical treatment is necessary because each renewed “attack” destroys more of your vision.

Typically, glaucoma is an age-related diseases, with an estimated 1% of Americans between the ages of 60 and 80 suffering from primary open-angle glaucoma. However, it becomes more prevalent in people aged over 80, around 3% of Americans. Ethnic background also plays a large role in the development of glaucoma. African Americans are at a high risk, as well as people of Irish, Scandinavian or Russian descent. Lastly, extreme nearsightedness and diabetes can put people at higher risk for developing glaucoma.

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma during your regular Fountain Valley eye exam at Orange Coast Eye Center, we’ll attempt to control the disease with medications to regulate the amount of fluid produced by the eye. If medications cannot adequately treat your glaucoma, our eye doctors may suggest surgery to increase drainage flow. To learn more about glaucoma treatment options, come speak to our ophthalmologists at Orange Coast Eye Center.

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