Southern California Eye Consultants at the Cataract and Glaucoma Institute of Orange County

Southern California Eye Consultants at the Cataract and Glaucoma Institute of Orange County is dedicated to providing the best ophthalmology practices for you and your family. Our mission is to provide you with compassionate care and cutting-edge therapy in order to protect and preserve your vision. Stay informed with helpful articles that are posted weekly on topics such as cataracts and glaucoma.

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Everything You Need To Know About Glaucoma: Drop Types, Cost, And Effectiveness

Under Pressure The front of the eye is filled with fluid called aqueous humor that provides nutrients to nearby tissue. Upon finishing this task, the aqueous humor normally leaves the eye through a series of drainage canals. If the fluid can’t drain as intended, pressure can start to build in the eye. This pressure can lead to a condition called glaucoma. Drop it like it’s hot Too much pressure in the eye can begin to damage the vital nerve passageways that send information to the brain. This damage is irreparable, and eye doctors often proscribe eye drops to bring ...

September 27th, 2022|Glaucoma|
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How Long After a Vitrectomy Can Cataract Surgery Be Performed?

Vitrectomies Can Change The Shape Of The EyeThe eye is full of optically clear fluid called the vitreous humor, which gives the eye a spherical shape. A surgeon may sometimes need to perform a vitrectomy to remove this fluid from the eye. At the end of the procedure, the ophthalmologist fills the eye with saline or silicone oil to keep the eye inflated.Why perform a vitrectomy, anyway?Vitrectomies are performed for a few different reasons. If the retina, located at the back of the eye, detaches or tears, a vitrectomy makes the repair process easier. Blood, foreign objects, or scar tissue ...

September 20th, 2022|Cataracts|
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Vision Loss: How Glaucoma Affects Vision

The Battle Between Glaucoma And Vision The eye works like a well-oiled machine to provide clear images to the brain for processing. To accomplish such a feat, the eye lacks blood vessels in certain areas to allow light to pass through. Instead, a transparent fluid called aqueous humor brings these components the nutrients needed to survive. Glaucoma uses this fluid to create a reign of terror. Glaucoma is not your friend An area known as the ciliary body creates aqueous humor, sending the fluid to serve the front of the eye. When aqueous humor finishes providing the front of ...

September 13th, 2022|Glaucoma|
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The 3 Most Common Methods for Removing Cataracts

Cataracts causing trouble The eye has a natural lens that focuses incoming light onto the retina at the back of the eye. The retina then transports this image to the brain for processing. Over time, this lens becomes cloudy as cataracts form. The resulting opacity blocks light from passing clearly through to the other side. Just scrape that gunk off Cataracts are not a growth on an otherwise healthy lens. Instead, the disease consumes the entire lens structure. To restore proper sight to the eye, cataractous lenses must be removed through a surgical procedure. There’s currently no other method ...

September 6th, 2022|Cataracts|
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Beta Blockers, Eyelash Growth, and Sulfa: Considerations For Using Glaucoma Drops

The dangers of glaucoma Glaucoma represents a group of diseases that affect the ability to see. Typically stemming from an increase in eye pressure, the ailment damages the optic nerve that sends information to the brain. These nerves die over time, leading to loss of sight around the outside of vision before working inward. If left unchecked, glaucoma can lead to permanent blindness in one or both eyes. What’s it do for me? The increase in tension inside the eye occurs as fluid inside gets trapped. Drainage channels become blocked, but the eye continues to produce more fluid to ...

August 25th, 2022|Glaucoma|
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Will Cataracts Grow Back After Surgery?

The Workings Of The Eye The eye is a complex organ that brings in images of the outside world through light waves. These waves must reach the retina at the back of the eye, which sends messages along to the brain. As light moves through the eye, the lens and cornea focus the beam into a clear image the brain can understand. Cataracts seek to put a damper on the whole operation. You’re blocking the light A cataract is a degradation of the eye’s natural lens caused by protein molecules starting to break down. Typically age-related, cataracts form inside ...

August 18th, 2022|Cataracts|
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