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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Eyes On The Road: How Cataracts Can Affect Your Ability to Do Everyday Tasks

The Issue With Cataracts When a cataract develops, the eye’s natural lens turns cloudy. The disease usually starts small and may be unnoticeable at first. Over time, vision can become impacted as cataracts grow larger. Here are some common ways cataracts can affect everyday tasks. Where’s the road? Cataracts negatively affect the way light enters the eye. This may cause haloes to appear around lights at home and on the road. Many patients also experience more sensitivity to lights, causing a blinding effect. Although less of an issue during the way, haloes can make driving at night very difficult. ...

May 16th, 2023|Cataracts|
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“Glaucoma Suspect”: Does Ocular Hypertension Always Lead To Glaucoma?

Getting Hyper Under Pressure A clear fluid called aqueous humor exerts pressure on the outer wall of the eye. This pressure is what the eye uses to maintain a spherical shape. Ocular hypertension is the term for higher than normal pressure inside the eye. If not carefully watched, ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma, a potentially vision-threatening disease. We’ve got a suspect Intraocular eye pressure is measured in millimeters of mercury (mm Hg). The majority of individuals with healthy eyes have a pressure ranging from 10 to 21 mm Hg. When this number creeps up above 21 mm Hg, ...

May 16th, 2023|Glaucoma|
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What’s The Difference Between Cataracts And Astigmatism?

Seeing Is Never Easy The eye is a complex organ, funneling light through the cornea and lens before passing information to the brain. These two components work together to focus directly on the back surface and create a clear visual picture. Both cataracts and astigmatism can affect this natural flow, inhibiting the eye’s ability to see clearly. The cataract conundrum Cataracts are a cloudiness of the eye’s natural lens. This lens accounts for roughly one-third of the eye’s focusing power and should be clear for light to pass through. As a cataract forms, vision often becomes like seeing through ...

May 2nd, 2023|Cataracts|
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How Many Days Rest Are Needed After Glaucoma Surgery?

Putting An End To Pressure Glaucoma is the term for a group of diseases typically resulting from elevated pressure in the eye. The heightened tension comes from fluid trapped in the eye, which then pushes on the optic nerve. If left untreated, these nerves can die, leading to blind spots in vision. To combat glaucoma, eye doctors may proscribe eye drops or look to surgical procedures. Seeking surgical scenarios Options for addressing glaucoma surgically vary depending on the severity of the condition. In milder cases, ophthalmologists may use a laser or shunt to help fluid flow out of the ...

April 18th, 2023|Glaucoma|
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Cataracts: What’s an Eye Floater?

The View On Cataracts The eye has a lens that focuses light on the retina, which functions as an ocular movie screen. Images reaching the retina are then sent to the brain for processing. Cataracts cause the lens to lose clarity, resulting in blurry or faded vision. Typically age-related, the disease worsens over time and can lead to temporary blindness. Like floating in air Floaters are dark objects trapped within the eye that sometimes move across the field of vision. A floater can manifest in many different ways, from specks to webs or squiggly lines. These objects move with ...

April 4th, 2023|Cataracts|
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Does Dry Eye Lead to Cataracts?

Dealing With A Visual Desert Dry eye occurs when tears aren’t enough to provide adequate lubrication to the eye. Without a smooth coat of tear film, the eye has trouble functioning as usual. As a result, individuals can experience a burning sensation, light sensitivity, or blurry vision. Roughly 16 million Americans have dry eye, making the disease fairly common among the population. It’s okay to cry The eye produces three layers that make up tear film. On the inside, a mucus layer allows the liquid to spread evenly over the eye. In the middle is the water layer to ...

March 28th, 2023|Cataracts|
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