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A world of options to replace natural lenses with cataracts; restore your best vision

Cataract Lens Replacement in Orange County CA Area
Dr. George Salib has successfully treated thousands of patients with cataracts in Laguna Hills and our slice of southern California over his distinguished 25-year career as an ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. Led by Dr. Salib, our professionals at the Orange County Eye Institute use laser technologies and advanced techniques to precisely and safely remove the cloudy natural lens. Such precision cataract removal supports predictable, optimal healing and minimizes risks of side effects and complications.  About Replacement Lenses Your new, clear lens is called an “IOL,” which stands for “intraocular lens.” Unlike other implants used to restore lost or deteriorated tissues, these lenses are … Continue reading

A guide to painless, precision laser-assisted surgery for “secondary cataracts”

YAG Laser Eye Surgery in Orange County CA Area
Cataract surgery is one of the most common eye procedures; it is widely performed, with millions of individuals benefiting from it annually. This treatment effectively resolves blurry and hazy vision caused by changes in the eye lens (cataract). The American Academy of Ophthalmology boasts a remarkable success rate of 97% for this procedure. However, as with all surgical procedures, there are potential risks involved.  In some cases, patients may experience a recurrence of cloudy vision even after a successful cataract surgery. This is known as a “secondary cataract” or “posterior capsule opacification.” Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Orange County Eye Institute … Continue reading

Treatments to manage Glaucoma the “silent thief of sight”

Glaucoma Surgery in Irvine CA Area
Around 1.5 million Americans have been diagnosed with glaucoma, but the Glaucoma Research Foundation reports more than twice as many people in the U.S. are living with undiagnosed glaucoma. The condition, characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve due to increased intraocular pressure in the eye, produces virtually no symptoms. As a result, glaucoma is all-too-frequently diagnosed late, after vision loss has occurred. In fact, glaucoma is a leading cause of blindness – accounting for a reported 9 to 12% of all cases.  Fortunately, ophthalmologist Dr. George Salib of  Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, may recommend surgery … Continue reading

Eyelid bumps come in all sizes, colors, and types; clearing them starts with an accurate diagnosis

Little Clear Bump On Eyelid Rim in Orange County CA Area
At Orange County Eye Institute, we understand that bumps, lumps, and any other changes to the tissues on or around the eyes can be concerning. Your eyes are hard to miss. So, when we notice new spots or growths on or around our eyes, that may be all we see.  Our surgeons are privileged to serve individuals countywide and from throughout southern California. We can restore their attractive appearance and assure that the bump or area is not a cause for health concern – in addition to a cosmetic problem. What is that little bump on my eyelid rim? Many … Continue reading

What is “pterygium”? Your guide to preventing, managing, and treating sun damage to the eyes

Pterygium Surgery Near Me Orange County CA Area
The surgeon at Orange County Eye Institute have considerable experience treating pterygium. While pterygium and related conditions may not require surgical intervention right away, monitoring is critical. This growth can affect the comfort, vision and health of your eyes.  Pterygium explained  Orange County and Southern California are fortunate to have so many sunny and pleasant days; however, sun exposure is the single most significant risk factor for this condition. In fact, pterygium is sometimes called “surfer’s eye” for this reason. Fittingly, other risk factors include:  Pterygium is also characterized by a whitish-pink, wedge-shaped, fleshy growth on the white of the … Continue reading

What is a cataract? Answers to FAQs about this condition, including treatment with surgery, in Laguna Hills, CA

Cataract Surgery in Irvine CA Area
We at Orange County Eye Institute are privileged that you are entrusting the health of your eyes to us. We remain committed to our tradition of personalized, high-quality patient care, advanced technology, and excellent results. As an ophthalmic surgeon, Dr. George Salib specializes in cataract surgery, including advanced techniques. Below, he provides a glimpse into how we may safely and successfully restore vision that is distorted, blurry, dull or otherwise impaired at our institute in Laguna Hills, CA. What are cataracts?  A cataract is a natural clouding of the lens that commonly occurs among patients who are middle-aged and older. … Continue reading

The importance of proper sun protection: How we prevent and treat pterygium (surfer’s eye)

Surfer Eye Condition treatments near Orange County CA
There are many opportunities to take advantage of all that our slice of southern California offers in terms of natural wonders and plenty of sunshine. However, just as you must protect your skin from the effects of ultraviolet light emitted by the sun’s rays, you must also protect your eyes from damage caused by exposure to harmful UV radiation.  We at the  Orange County Eye Institute have treated many patients with a condition called “pterygium.” This condition is also known as “surfer’s eye” because it tends to affect those individuals who get a lot of sun exposure (like surfers!). In … Continue reading

Treatment for Dry Macular Degeneration

Dry Macular Degeneration Treatment in Orange County CA Area
Routine changes in vision are typical and often expected as a natural part of getting older. While vision changes can also happen at any point in our lives, it is vital to be aware of the potential for dry age-related macular degeneration. At the Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, California, we have the experience and skill set to diagnose and treat age-related macular degeneration. What is the Macula? In order to understand macular degeneration, it’s essential to understand a bit about the anatomy of the eye. The macula is the central area of the retina where the vision … Continue reading

Why the YAG Procedure May Be Needed After Cataract Surgery

YAG Procedure After Cataract Surgery in Orange County CA Area
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most commonly performed eye surgeries. In most cases, a patient’s vision will be very clear following the surgery. However, hazy vision can persist for months or even years in some situations. When this occurs, the YAG procedure is a quick way to correct this issue in just a few minutes. At the Orange County Eye Institute, we routinely perform the YAG laser treatment to improve vision after cataract surgery. What is a Cataract? A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s clear lens that can cause blurry vision. Individuals with cataracts will … Continue reading

Key facts about eye lens replacement surgery

Key facts about eye lens replacement surgery
At Orange County Eye Institute in Laguna Hills, California, we believe everyone should have the ability to see clearly and are committed to offering groundbreaking technologies and treatment options to help our patients achieve clear vision and healthy eyes. For people suffering from vision problems and who are ineligible for laser eye treatment, eye lens replacement surgery can be a truly life-changing procedure. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary treatment option from ophthalmic surgeon Dr. George Salib. Eye lens replacement surgery: It’s not just for cataracts Most people who have heard of eye lens replacement surgery think it … Continue reading

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