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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What’s the Cost: The Financial and Physical Impacts of Cataracts

Surgery Is The Only Way The eye’s natural lens helps guide light to the brain, where images are processed. For most people, this lens breaks down over time, a condition known as a cataract. The lens becomes cloudy, leading to blurry sight and difficulty making out objects. A cataract must be surgically removed to restore vision lost from the disease. Surgery from start to finish Cataract surgery is performed in the sterile operating room of a hospital or ambulatory surgery center. Upon arriving at the facility, patients receive pre-operative care to prepare for the procedure. Nurses administer numbing and ...

January 2nd, 2023|Cataracts|
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What Are The Most Common Eyelid Disorders?

The Importance Of Eyelids Eyelids have the tough task of protecting the eyes and keeping out foreign objects. The moveable tissue also spreads moisture so the surface of the eye remains moist. Disorders can impair the eyelid’s ability to perform these tasks, leading to short or long-term complications. Although there are many eyelid conditions, those listed below tend to be the most common. Blepharitis Blepharitis is a swelling and inflammation of the eyelid margin. The disorder is typically caused by issues with the oil glands or a bacterial infection. Besides swelling, patients often experience itching, burning, redness, and a ...

December 28th, 2022|Eye Health|
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Double Trouble: Can Cataracts and Macular Degeneration Occur At The Same Time?

Like Looking Through A Foggy Window Light enters the eye through the cornea and passes through the lens to send a clear picture to the brain. A cataract occurs when proteins inside that lens break down, causing the once-transparent tissue to become cloudy. The cloudy lens impedes light’s journey, resulting in blurry and dull vision. If untreated, cataracts can cause blindness as the lens opacifies completely. Messing with the macula Macular degeneration affects the back of the eye, also known as the retina. The condition specifically targets the macula, the part of the retina responsible for central vision. People ...

December 20th, 2022|Cataracts, Macular Degeneration|
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How Does Glaucoma Affect The Optic Nerve?

Glaucoma, The Silent Thief Of Sight Glaucoma is the name for a group of diseases that damages the optic nerve. In many cases, glaucoma appears without symptoms and is only noticed when vision starts to erode. Over 3 million Americans deal with glaucoma, and only half are actually aware. If left untreated, the ailment can cause total blindness in the affected eye. Don’t get on my nerves The optic nerve makes up more than 1 million nerve fibers connecting the eye to the brain. Light entering the eye gets focused on the retina, where the optic nerve begins. From ...

December 14th, 2022|Glaucoma|
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Cataracts & Glaucoma: Which Is Worse?

Dealing With Eye Diseases Cataracts and glaucoma are both diseases of the eye that can have detrimental effects on an individual’s ability to function. What does each disease do, and which is worse for vision? This article serves to provide the answer to those questions. Cataracts cause you to lose focus The eye uses a lens no different than a camera to focus light on a screen. To see, images are sent from that screen to the brain for processing. Cataracts occur when the lens begins to deteriorate and lose opacity. Over time, light waves struggle to pierce the ...

December 6th, 2022|Cataracts|
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