Eye disorders and vision loss will impair and challenge many of us in our lifetime, particularly as we age. An estimated 3.6 million Americans are blind or visually impaired. Fortunately, recent ophthalmic advancements in knowledge, medications and surgical technology allow for unprecedented preservation and restoration of our precious sense of sight.
Each year, thousands of men, women and children entrust their eye health to the region's foremost ophthalmic specialists at St. Joseph Hospital. To ensure the best possible results and expedite recovery for patients needing surgery, St. Joseph Hospital ophthalmologists perform the most advanced eye procedures using the latest technology. From diagnosis through recovery, the patient's comfort and peace of mind are paramount.
Your Orange County Vision Care Experts
Eye conditions commonly treated by St. Joseph Hospital ophthalmologists include:
- Corneal and retinal diseases and surgery
- Eye trauma & injury
- Hereditary eye diseases
- Low vision care
- Macular degeneration
- Ocular surface diseases
- Ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery
- Orbital disease
- Pediatric and adult strabismus
- Vitreoretinal diseases and surgery
St. Joseph Hospital Ophthalmology procedures include:
- Corneal transplant
- Trabeculectomy and trabeculotomy
- Cataract removal
- Molteno implantation
- Peripheral iridectomy
- Laser procedures
- Retinal therapies
- Eye muscle surgery
St. Joseph Eye Doctors
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Protecting Your Sight
- Eat a healthy diet.
- Avoid smoking.
- Control your blood pressure.
- Shield your eyes. If you or your child plays contact or extreme sports, use protective goggles or helmet shields. Wear sunglasses to limit the sun's ultraviolet ray impact.
Have regular eye exams. Early detection and treatment are key to preventing the loss of vision. For a free referral to an Orange County eye care specialist, please visit our physician referral pages by clicking here