About Your Eyes
Southern California Eye Consultants at the Cataract and Glaucoma Institute of Orange County
In order to preserve our vision throughout our lifetime, we must exercise general eye care and educate ourselves on the risks and diseases associated with eyes. Having a in-depth eye exam can go a long ways for the health of your eyes. You can read up on about all the different subjects available on this website.
A cataract affects the lens of the eye by clouding it and affecting vision. The lens of the eye is made mostly of water and protein. The protein keeps the lens clear so that light can pass through it. The aging process can cause the protein to clump together and cloud the lens. As the cataract grows, the lens gets cloudier.
Glaucoma is a group of diseases that damage the eye’s optic nerve. Without treatment, glaucoma can progress to permanent, irreversible vision loss. There are different types of glaucoma. Most occur when pressure in the eye (intraocular) increases, damaging the optic nerve but sometimes optic nerve damage can occur even when intraocular pressure is normal.
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Age-Related Macular Degeneration or AMD is one of the leading causes of vision loss of in people over the age of 50. This condition is painless, and occurs because small yellow waste deposits, known as drusen, accumulate in the macula. The macula is the central part of the retina, and is responsible for our sharpest and clearest vision.
Cosmetic surgery around the eyes can have profound effects on one of the most prominent features of the face. Whether the desire is to approve appearance or improve the functionality of the eyelids, cosmetic surgery around the eyes can have a significant and immediate impact on the patient.