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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.

  • Does Having Uncontrolled Type II Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

Does Having Uncontrolled Type II Diabetes Affect Glaucoma?

Does Blood Sugar Affect Your Eye Health Type II diabetes is an unrelenting disease that can have a number of repercussions on the eye. In fact, diabetes is a primary risk factor for the eye disease glaucoma. As a result, diabetic patients should learn to control blood sugar and see an eye specialist often to avoid problems. What does glaucoma mean for me? The eye continuously recycles the fluid, known as aqueous humor, that gives the eye a spherical shape. Glaucoma is a disease of the eye that typically results when the aqueous humor's drainage channels become blocked. This ...

October 25th, 2021|Glaucoma|
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Cloudy Lenses: What Do Cataracts Look Like?

Why Do Cataracts Make Everything So Much Harder To See? The eye is an incredible organ that is able to take light waves and project an image to the brain. For the eye to be successful, that light must be able to pass unimpeded through the cornea and the lens. Over time, that lens begins to harden, and internal protein buildup causes the lens to turn cloudy. This cloudiness is what is known as a cataract. Is it something I did? Cataracts are often attributed to age and most commonly begin forming after age 40. However, cataracts can also ...

October 18th, 2021|Cataracts|
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Cloudy Vision To Watery Eyes: What Are The Symptoms Of Glaucoma?

How Does Glaucoma Take Away My Vision? Glaucoma is an eye disease that can cause damage to the optic nerve. The optic nerve is what sends the image the eye sees to the brain for processing. Damage to this nerve is often irreparable and can lead to permanent vision loss. Because of this, patients with glaucoma should see an eye doctor regularly. Glaucoma causes a lot of pressure The eye is continuously recycling a clear fluid called aqueous humor. Glaucoma typically happens when the drainage channels for aqueous humor are obstructed. This causes an increase in fluid and an ...

October 11th, 2021|Glaucoma|
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Blurry Vision to Problems with Night Driving: What Are The Symptoms Of Cataracts?

What’s The Big Deal About Cataracts Anyway? The eyes have a profound impact on how an individual goes through life. Cataracts replace clear vision and impair the brain’s ability to make decisions. Not only that, losing sight means having to rely on others for help as things become too challenging to do. The best solution is to understand the symptoms of cataracts and treat vision loss in a timely manner. Why is it so cloudy all the time? One of the most common symptoms of cataracts is blurred or cloudy vision. Just imagine looking through a dirty window. For ...

October 4th, 2021|Cataracts|

Microinvasive Glaucoma Surgery – iSTENT and Cypass

Glaucoma is a condition caused by increased pressure in the eye that can lead to optic nerve damage and ultimately blindness. Typically, fluid in the eye, also known as aqueous humor, drains out of the eye via a mesh-like channel. In glaucoma, this channel becomes blocked which increases the fluid levels and pressure in the eye. It’s unknown why this channel becomes blocked but hereditary links have been found, with parents passing this to children. Other known causes are trauma to the eye, chemical damage, severe eye infections, or blocked blood vessels in the eye. What are the symptoms? ...

July 28th, 2017|Glaucoma|

Cataract Surgery with Toric and Multifocal Lenses

Multifocal and toric lenses are commonly used artificial lenses that can help patients with cataracts who have both nearsightedness and farsightedness or astigmatism. What are cataracts? Cataracts are a common eye problem that can cause blurry or double vision, challenges with differentiating colors, or make it difficult to see at night. Typically, light passes through a clear lens where it is focused, allowing the retina to receive a clear image. A cataract causes proteins to build up on the lens, making it cloudy, leading to a blurry image. Many times cataracts develop due to aging; however, other risk factors ...

July 21st, 2017|Uncategorized|
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