Did you know that over 20 million Americans age 40 and older are affected by cataracts? Your chances of getting cataracts increases as you age, so it’s important to know what the disease is, symptoms, and treatment. Even if you don’t have cataracts now, chances are you know someone who does. One of the most modern and utilized treatments for cataracts is laser surgery. Each year, more than 1.5 million cataracts surgeries are performed in the United States, and when you visit Orange Coast Eye Center, you’ll know you are in the hands of some of the most trained and dedicated surgeons around. Our Santa Ana eye surgeon uses state-of-the-art techniques and technology, like laser cataract surgery, so you can enjoy healthy vision for a lifetime.
So just what is a cataract? It is when the lens of the eye becomes cloudy, creating the signature foggy look you can probably recognize. Most cataracts are related to aging and it is a very common disease. Millions of people have cataracts surgery each year, an thats because the success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%! Our Santa Ana eye surgeon uses laser cataract surgery because of its safety, predictability, and accuracy. Traditional cataract surgery is also very safe and often successful, but it is highly dependent on the surgeons skill. Laser cataract surgery removes some chance of human error, so you can feel even more comfortable about your procedure.
The laser surgery generally involves removing the natural lens of the eye after it has become clouded. Then an artificial lens in implanted in the eye to take place of the missing lens. This involves incisions, of which in traditional cataract surgery, a surgeon performs by hand. With laser surgery, our Santa Ana eye surgeon has complete, steady control over every step of the procedure.
Knowledge is the first step towards change. If you or someone you love has cataracts, we invite you to visit our Santa Ana eye surgeon in Fountain Valley to see if this kind of surgery could be right for you. Just call us at 714-793-9992, or make an appointment online at our website: fountainvalley-eyedoctor.com. Know your options, and let us help you on your way to better eye health