Eye Care Services in Huntington Beach
19671 Beach Blvd. Suite 400 Huntington Beach, California 92648
Serving Orange County for over fifty years, the award-winning team of ophthalmologists and optometrists at Clarity Eye Group have a diverse set of skills that allow us to help all our patients’ needs. In addition to cataract surgery and refractive surgery, we offer advanced procedures that allow us to treat a wide range of eye conditions, including:
Glaucoma is a condition where fluid is unable to drain from the eye in a normal manner. This fluid buildup puts undue pressure on the optic nerve. If left untreated, this pressure can eventually lead to blindness. Multiple types of glaucoma surgery are available to relieve the pressure and prevent vision loss.
Astigmatism describes a cornea or lens with an imperfect shape. Because light rays do not refract properly on a distorted curve, astigmatism has an impact on the clarity of a person’s vision. While eyewear like glasses or contacts can correct for these irregularities, some patients may prefer a permanent solution like limbal relaxing incisions, which surgically correct the shape of the cornea.
Pterygium is a growth that forms on the sclera and stretches to the cornea, usually after prolonged periods of sun and/or wind exposure. Pterygium can be surgically removed to avoid it impairing eyesight. Pingueculum grows on the side of the eye, but it does not obstruct the cornea. Surgery is rarely warranted for pingueculum, but eye drops can help alleviate any irritation.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that addresses unwanted signs of aging around the eyes. Lower eyelid surgery deals with the skin just beneath the eye to treat the dark circles that make a person look tired. Upper eyelid surgery handles the fat and loose skin just above the eye that pushes down on the upper eyelid and causes it to droop. Both procedures provide for long-lasting facial rejuvenation.
When an oil gland on the eyelid becomes inflamed, a bump known as a chalazion can form. After a few days, the chalazion can harden, redden and become painful. In most cases, chalazions will go away on their own, but Clarity Eye doctors can also drain the eye and provide medication to treat persistent cases.
When the muscles tasked with lifting the eyelids weaken, the resulting drooping eyelid is known as eyelid ptosis. In its most serious stages, a drooping eyelid can limit one’s field of vision. Eyelid surgery, which removes excess skin so that the eyelid can open more easily, is usually the best solution.
Entropion describes when the eyelid turns inward, causing it to rub against the cornea. Ectropion is when the eyelid turns outward. Both conditions generally occur when the tissue around the eye softens due to aging. For both, surgery is usually the best solution, although artificial tears may be able to relieve some of the symptoms.
A suspicious growth on the eyelid should be examined to determine whether it is cancerous. Clarity Eye Group will remove the tissue and inspect it in a laboratory to check it for cancer.
To see an eye doctor who specializes in these procedures, please call (714) 842-0651 to schedule a consultation.