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Have you ever wondered what life would be like without your glasses or contact lenses? Imagine the freedom of playing sports, watching television, driving your car, and spending time with your family without any visual restrictions. A revolutionary laser vision correction procedure, LASIK, is giving thousands of patients a whole new view of the world! Laser vision correction is a safe and effective procedure to re-sculpt the cornea to fix problems such as near-sightedness (myopia),far-sightedness (hyperopia), and astigmatism.

Laser capsulotomy is a surgical therapy used to remove an opacified posterior capsule. The opacified posterior capsule is a clouding of the membrane behind the intraocular lens implant that causes blurring. The laser is used to cut a hole in this cloudy membrane, in order to improve your vision. The laser is a tiny but powerful beam of light that can make a small burn or opening in tissue. Light passes harmlessly through the outer covering of the eye and is used to create an opening in the cloudy membrane.

There are two forms of AMD: dry and wet. The dry form of AMD is more common, and many people do not even realize that they have it. Deposits called drusen appear in the macula, which can result in a slow deterioration in vision over time. However, in some cases, the dry form can change to the wet form, which can have a dramatic effect on vision. In the wet form of AMD, new and abnormal vessels form and begin to leak blood or fluid in the macula, which can lead to rapid changes in vision, such as distortions or large spots.

A recent study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association demonstrated that cataract surgery reduced the risk of hip fractures by 16%. As a matter of fact, in patients with severe cataracts this risk of hip fracture droppedy by 23%. In both cases, the risk of hip fracture was measured before cataract surgery and also one year after the procedure. Look under the Services tab above to find more information about cataracts and cataract surgery!

The cornea is the clear dome of tissue covering your pupil. It functions as the front window of the eye, and clear vision necessitates a healthy and clear cornea. A number of diseases cause the cornea to lose its clarity, and the result is blurry and distorted vision. Some conditions that cause this problem include keratoconus, corneal scars, corneal swelling, and Fuch’s dystrophy . During transplantation this diseased tissue is removed and replaced with healthy tissue from a donor.

We are excited to announce the opening of a second office in Bixby Knolls!  We will start seeing patients at our new location starting November 13, 2013.  We will be located at:

3900 Long Beach Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: 562-988-8668
Fax: 562-988-8660

We will be temporarily closing our office adjacent to St. Mary's (1045 Atlantic Avenue, Suite #1007) while we renovate that location, and will reopen our St. Mary's office on January 1, 2014.  At that time, we will have doctors available to see patients 5 days a week at both locations.