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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 is just for treating cataracts. But in reality, it is a versatile treatment option that can correct a variety of vision issues, such as:

  • Astigmatism
  • Short-sightedness
  • Long-sightedness
  • Trauma or injury to the eye
  • Presbyopia
  • Other genetic eye conditions

A safe and comfortable treatment option

Lens replacement surgery is a very safe treatment option with a short downtime and minimal risk of complications when performed by a skilled specialist like Dr. Salib. In fact, millions of patients worldwide safely undergo the procedure each year. It is performed with a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable and pain-free, and patients typically resume their normal activities within just a few days after treatment. While it is normal to experience mild discomfort, redness, and itching in the first couple of days after the procedure, it typically dissipates quickly. Our team will provide you with all the after-care information you need to promote optimal healing and recovery. 

There are several different lens options to meet a variety of needs

No two patients are alike, which is why we offer a variety of options to meet our patient’s unique needs. We perform an in-depth evaluation of your vision and eye health and take the time to discuss the best options for your specific case. This may include Crystalens, the first FDA-approved accommodating lens designed to correct cataracts in adults. 

Intraocular lenses can be monofocal, meaning they only have one focus distance (near, medium, or far), or multifocal, meaning they provide both near and far focus simultaneously. Most intraocular lenses are made from acrylic, silicone, or other safe plastics. They typically have a special coating that protects your eyes from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays, which can help prevent further eye health problems.


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Regain your vision and quality of life

Eye lens replacement surgery can improve your vision and your quality of life. While each case is unique, many patients can completely eliminate using glasses or contacts after the procedure.

If you are ready to learn more about this revolutionary treatment and whether it is the right choice for you, call Orange County Eye Institute to schedule your consultation today! Our Laguna Hills, CA office can be reached at (949) 441-5444 .

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George Salib , MD, MS

Dr. George Salib is a leading cataract specialist and top ophthalmic surgeon in California.

An alumnus of UCLA, Georgetown University, and University of Wisconsin Medical School, he received ophthalmology training at King-Drew Medical Center, a residency program affiliated with UCLA, and followed a fellowship in advanced surgical techniques at Tulane University, New Orleans.

Besides cataract treatments, Dr. Salib is also experienced in multifocal lenses, laser eye treatments, Glaucoma, corneal transplants, macular degeneration, Comprehensive eye care, Laser assisted cataract surgery, Dry eye and pterygium surgery. He is passionate about educating others on eye health and is committed to helping patients maximize their vision and living their lives to the fullest.

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