Cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA
If you suffer from nearsightedness, farsightedness and/or astigmatism you maybe considering refractory surgery to correct these vision problem. Our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA at our Orange Coast Eye Center is a trained eye surgery using both traditional methods as well as laser surgery. Our state-of-the-art office is equipped with the latest equipment and technology to diagnose, treat and perform surgery on any eye ailment.
One type of service that our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA performs is refractory surgery using the LASIK technique. LASIK Vision Correction is a type of refractory surgery that is used to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. LASIK and PRK (PhotoRefractory Keratotomy) are two forms of refractory surgery that both work by reshaping the cornea, which is the clear front part of the eye, so that light traveling through it is properly focused on the retina. Refractory surgery is highly effective and generally eliminates or greatly reduces the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses. LASIK is one of the most popular elective procedures performed today. The surgery is done by using a laser to deliver a cool pulse beam of ultra-violet light to the cornea, in LASIK surgery the beam is used underneath the corneal surface. The patient heals within a few days and can see the effects of the surgery.
Before the laser is used to reshape the cornea our cosmetic surgeon in Fountain Valley CA will cut the thin slip in the outer layer of the cornea that allows the laser to reach and reshape the inner layers. Our doctor can cut this slip using traditional surgical methods or perform a bladeless technique that utilizes a special second laser, called the Intralase laser in an iLASIK procedure. Before LASIK or any other surgery is done our doctors will conduct a comprehensive eye exam to see the patient’s eye condition, then discuss his findings and recommendations as to whether the patient is a good candidate for refractory surgery. Our practice will work with you to understand your vision and personal needs and support you during the decision process. If you’d like to see if you are a good candidate for LASIK please make an appointment to see one of our ophthalmologists for an evaluation.
Fountain Valley Glaucoma Treatment
At our state-of-the-art eye care practice, we work to maintain and improve the vision of all members of your family. Our practice, Orange Coast Eye Center, has a highly-trained, devoted staff that is committed to providing expert and compassionate eye care. We have provided the highest level of care in the Orange County community for over 30 years. One of the many services we provide our patients with is Fountain Valley glaucoma treatment.
Our ophthalmologist, Dr. Lincoln L. Manzi, has helped many people in the community in his over 30 years of service as an eye doctor. He has provided glaucoma diagnosis and treatment for many of his patients who have this eye condition. Glaucoma is actually a group of eye conditions that all result in optic nerve damage. This damage can go on to eventually cause a loss of vision. Unusually high pressure inside your eye is often the reason this damage is caused. However, it is not the only condition that can cause glaucoma. Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness, so it is very important to seek Fountain Valley glaucoma treatment if diagnosed. Glaucoma can cause very gradual vision problems so often patients do not even notice symptoms until it is in an advanced state. Vision lost to glaucoma cannot generally be restored, so it is very important to have your vision tested at recommended intervals. The most common type of glaucoma is open-angle glaucoma and its only symptom is gradual vision loss. If diagnosed and treated early, we are able to prevent or minimize optic nerve damage and limit vision loss. Our eye doctor will test you for glaucoma by measuring your intraocular pressure. Other tests are also performed.
With glaucoma, the patient will slowly lose peripheral vision. Risk factors include age, race, elevated eye pressure, a family history, and some diseases such as diabetes. Dr. Manzi needs to evaluate, on an individual basis, if and what kind of Fountain Valley glaucoma treatment a patient will need. Complete glaucoma evaluation includes: measuring intra ocular pressure; measuring the thickness of your cornea; and looking at the drainage angle of your eye. We also test for optic nerve damage and use computerized imaging to aid in this process. Once diagnosed, treatment for glaucoma can include drops, but also may call for specialized glaucoma laser surgery. If you would like to meet with Dr. Manzi regarding glaucoma, or other eye health concerns, call Orange Coast Eye Center today for an appointment.
Glaucoma Eye Care Fountain Valley
18426 Brookhurst Street, Suite 103
Fountain Valley, CA 92708