How the eye lens works

The eye's lens focuses light entering the retina, a remarkable light-sensitive structure where images are created as the information travels through the optic nerve. When information passes through a thick, cloudy lens, the light is scattered, hindering your ability to see a clear image.

What causes cataracts?

Cataracts are prevalent and can be caused by several conditions:

  • Aging eyes
  • Diabetes
  • High blood pressure
  • Eye injuries
  • Eye inflammation
  • Prior eye surgery
  • Extreme sun exposure over time

Cataracts are the most common cause of blindness worldwide and the leading cause of vision loss. Modern medicine has found a way to cure cataracts: the natural eye lens can be replaced with a synthetic lens to restore clear and crisp vision in the long term. There is no other way to resolve cataracts because we can’t repair them naturally once the lens deteriorates.

Cataracts can develop on several parts of the eye lens:

  • Nuclear cataracts develop in the center of the natural lens
  • Cortical cataracts develop on the sides of the eye lens, in streaks or a wedge shape, eventually spreading to the center of the lens
  • Posterior subcapsular cataracts develop on the back of the lens
  • Congenital cataracts worsen during childhood and may be associated with infection during gestation, or trauma

Can you prevent cataracts?

By avoiding excessive sun exposure, such as wearing sunglasses with UV protection, it may be possible to ward off the speed of the deterioration of the eye’s natural lens. However, many people develop cataracts over time, and the National Eye Institute reports that the risk of developing cataracts increases every decade, starting at forty. Sixty-one percent of women and thirty-nine percent of men will develop cataracts in their lifetime.

It is crucial that after forty, you have a regular eye examination. As the eye lens becomes thicker and cloudier with time, it can lead to eye inflammation and the risk of damaging the eye to the point of blindness.

Please don't hesitate to contact us regarding cataract surgery in Newport Beach.

The world’s best technology and lenses at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers

If you have developed cataracts, you have access to numerous advanced treatments. At Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers in Newport Beach, we can replace the lens and correct your vision so you can live free from the need for glasses or contacts.

Your treatment experience will be fast, comfortable, and private. Our in-house surgical suite is equipped with the most advanced technology available worldwide, including:

  • The Ziemer Z8 Femtosecond Laser allows us to perform “all-laser,” bladeless lens replacement surgery with ultimate accuracy, precision, and improved safety. It can treat and resolve astigmatism in the same surgical appointment for improved visual outcomes.
  • The Zeiss IOL Master 700 and Wavetech ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) allow Dr. Soroudi to perform highly accurate measurements to select the perfect lens. These technologies are the worldwide gold standard and top performers for ultimate accuracy.

  • Alcon Centurion and Johnson & Johnson Veritas Phacoemulsification Robots allow Dr. Soroudi to perform low-energy cataract and lens replacement surgeries with faster recovery and less corneal swelling. 
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We offer our clients the best types of custom replacement lenses, including:

    PanOptix Trifocal Lens

    These multifocal implantable replacement lenses deliver a more comprehensive range of vision than earlier versions of trifocal lenses. Results include sharp vision up-close at your laptop or tablet, improved intermediate vision, and enhanced distance vision. 

    Eyhance Lens

    These are specially developed mono-focal lenses, created with different refractive power on the outer edge than in the middle. This treats both clouded lenses and vision problems more thoroughly.

    Vivity Lens

    These lenses were developed with a proprietary X-wave technology to produce exceptionally clear distance, intermediate vision, and “functional” close-up vision.

    Synergy Lens

    The FDA approved these lenses in 2002, and they can improve vision at distance, close-up, and intermediate distances. They also include toric versions that will correct astigmatism.

    Choosing a trusted eye care professional

    Clear, crisp vision improves all of life’s experiences, so if you are struggling with your vision, you want to ensure you are under the care of a true professional. Every medical team member at Soroudi Advanced LASIK & Eye Centers is 100% committed to providing clients with access to top-tier technology and innovative equipment. You deserve the best, such as a warm-hearted, talented, and dedicated team.

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    Dr. Soroudi is among the most talented ophthalmologists in the nation and is considered one of the best eye surgeons internationally. His exceptional credentials, experience, and remarkable track record should reassure you that you are under the care of a brilliant doctor.

    Dr. Soroudi caters to clients who fly from across the globe to have their eyes treated and clients living locally. His state-of-the-art eye center is where you can rest assured you will receive the best cataract surgery in Newport Beach.

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