Eye Care of San Diego offers a wide array of surgical and non-surgical treatments for ocular health problems.
Cataracts are an extremely common age-related visual condition. If you have lost vision to cataracts, we can help restore it by removing your natural lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.
Cataract Lens Options
Our team offers a wide range of artificial lenses to place during cataract surgery. We offer standard lenses to improve vision at a single fixed distance, as well as premium lenses to improve vision at multiple distances.
Premium Lens Options
You may opt to replace your natural lenses with premium lenses to see clearly at multiple distances to reduce your dependency on glasses. Or, you may benefit from toric lenses, which correct cataracts and astigmatism simultaneously.
Laser Cataract Surgery
Our cataract surgeons can perform laser cataract surgery, in which they use a computer-controlled laser to customize your procedure in lieu of traditional surgical instruments. Using a laser during cataract surgery helps to improve the precision, accuracy and safety of the procedure.
LASIK is a popular elective surgery to treat nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism and reduce dependence on corrective eyewear. During LASIK, a sophisticated laser reshapes your cornea so it can properly focus light on the retina.
PRK & LASEK
If you do not qualify for traditional LASIK, you should consider PRK or LASEK. Like LASIK, PRK and LASEK reshape the cornea; however, the surgical steps are slightly different.
The cornea is the clear covering of your eye and an important part of your optical system. Our team can diagnose and treat injuries and diseases affecting the cornea.
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea thins and bulges into a cone-like shape, distorting vision. We offer several options such as corneal collagen crosslinking to stop or delay the progression of keratoconus and related vision loss.
Fuchs’ dystrophy occurs when the innermost endothelial layer of the cornea that pumps fluid out of the eye degenerates and excess fluid accumulates, causing corneal swelling. Treatment options range from special eye drops to partial or full thickness corneal transplant.
If an injury or disease has severely afflicted your cornea, a corneal transplant may be the best way to restore your vision. We will remove part or all of your cornea and replace it with healthy donor tissue.
Corneal crosslinking strengthens corneas weakened by keratoconus. By administering a liquid riboflavin solution and activating it with ultraviolet light, corneal crosslinking helps to reshape or stabilize the cornea.
Implantable Contact Lenses (ICL)
Implantable contact lenses may be a good option for you if you are nearsighted but do not qualify for LASIK (or do not want to undergo laser eye surgery). Placed in front of your natural lens, implantable contact lenses help correct nearsightedness and astigmatism.
Dry Eye Treatment
Dry eye is an ocular surface disease that causes red, itchy or irritated eyes. Our ophthalmologists can address the root cause of dry eye to improve your personal comfort, visual function and ocular health.
Glaucoma is called the “silent thief of sight,” as it slowly deteriorates vision to the point of blindness if left untreated. Vision loss from glaucoma is permanent. Glaucoma threatens the health of the optic nerve, which transmits information from the eye to the brain. We offer several solutions to help control intraocular pressure and manage glaucoma to prevent further vision loss.
Comprehensive Eye Exams
Everyone should have eye exams approximately every one to two years to allow our doctors to check for signs of problems that a patient may not be aware they have or are at risk for and ensure vision prescriptions are up to date.
Reading Vision Correction
Reading vision starts to decline after the age of 40, and you may find yourself relying on reading glasses to see clearly. Our doctors offer several solutions to improve your reading vision while reducing your dependence on corrective eyewear.
Macular Degeneration Treatment
Macular degeneration is the gradual deterioration of the macula, or the portion of the retina responsible for clear central vision. As it breaks down, the center of your vision may become blurry or dark. Although there is no cure for macular degeneration, we can help delay or stop the progression of the disease and related vision loss.
Contact Eye Care of San Diego
To consult with our team about your visual health needs, please contact our San Diego Eye Care office today.