Early Stage Cataract Treatment:
Cataract Treatment is based on the level of vision loss being experienced. In the early stages of development where vision impairment is minimal no treatment may be needed. Patients are advised to follow a regular eye exam schedule and look out for any signs of change in vision acuity. As changes are detected a new eyeglass prescription may provide temporary vision improvement and anti-glare coatings on eyeglass lenses can help reduce glare for night driving.
Surgery is finally considered when the cataract progresses and a person’s ability to perform common daily tasks becomes impaired. Cataract surgery involves removing the lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens. The artificial lens requires no further care and can reverse any vision loss associated with the cataract.
At SoCal Eye we offer a no-stitch, no-patch, no-shot cataract removal procedure that only takes minutes to perform in the comfort of our private surgery center in Lakewood. Unlike cataract surgery of the past, modern cataract surgery that is performed here at SoCal Eye has a fast recovery time and most patients can see well the very next day.
Phacoemulsification is the most common form of Cataract Surgery. The procedure involves the Cataract Surgeon making an incision in the side of the cornea (the clear outer covering of the eye) and inserting a very thin probe into the lens substance where the cataract has formed. The probe transmits ultrasound waves, to break up (emulsify) the cataract and suction out the fragments. The very back of your lens (the lens capsule) is left intact to serve as a place for the artificial lens to rest.
A clear plastic, artificial lens replaces the cloudy natural lens comprising the cataract and is implanted into the empty lens capsule. The replacement lens is called an intraocular lens (IOL). A number of options exist for selecting a replacement IOL and a SoCal Eye Cataract Specialist will be sure to help you make an informed and educated selection. See Choosing the Best Implants
SoCal Eye – Cataract Treatment Long Beach:
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most effective types of surgery performed in the United States today. It takes about 10 minutes to complete and approximately 90% of cataract surgery patients report better vision following the surgery. All treatment begins with a Consultation with a SoCal Eye Cataract Specialist or Cataract Surgeon in Long Beach.
For Cataract Treatment in Long Beach, Schedule an Appointment today at LAKEWOOD (562) 531-2020 | LOS ALAMITOS (562) 598-7728 or send us an Online Consultation Request