Cataract Surgery in Redondo Beach, CA
Southern California’s Leader in Cataract Procedures
A cataract is a cloudy lens in the eye. A healthy lens is clear and allows light to pass to the back of the eye. A cataract blocks some of the light. The clouding of the lens from the cataract makes it increasingly difficult to see. Dr. Hecht performs many types of vision correction surgeries including cataract surgery.
Trusting your vision to a refractive surgeon is a very serious decision. There are many factors each patient has to consider. Having a skilled refractive surgeon to guide you through the process saves time and gives you peace of mind. After a thorough review, Dr. Hecht will sit with you and explain every aspect of your cataract surgery. Cataract surgery is safe, quick, and almost always painless, Dr. Hecht is a leading refractive surgeon in Southern California with ophthalmology offices in Lawndale, Beverly Hills, and Marina del Ray. Call (310) 370-5648 to request an appointment for cataract treatment today!
What are Cataracts?
More than fifty percent of people over the age of 60, as well as some people who are younger, suffer from cataracts. A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with light passing through to the retina. Currently, there is no medical treatment to reverse or prevent cataracts. Once they form, they must be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens (IOL) implant.
Types of Caratacts
- Nuclear – Occurs in the center of the eye
- Cortical – Begins as wedge-shaped spokes in the cortex or outer portion of the lens
- Subcapsular – Starts as a small opacity under the capsule (the outer membrane of the lens) and develops slowly
- Blurred driving or reading vision
- Light sensitivity
- Halos around light
- Glasses not strong enough
- Distorted images
At the Hecht Eye Institute, cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure and takes only minutes. Patients can then go home, rest in comfort, and avoid the inconvenience and expense of staying in the hospital. There have been many advances in cataract surgery techniques and IOL technology in recent years. With over one million procedures performed each year, many patients now experience a quality of vision that is even better than before they developed cataracts.
Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed medical treatment for people 65 and older in the United States. Once a cataract reduces your vision, there are no medications, eye drops, glasses or exercises that will reverse it.
Cataract surgery, through a tiny incision, is the only way to remove a cataract. The cataract is fragmented and removed with gentle suction, and a new, permanent lens (an intraocular lens implant) is put in its place.
Cataract removal is one of the safest and most effective surgical procedures. In fact, more than 3 million cataract surgeries are performed each year with Dr. Hecht performing hundreds of them annually.
Surgery uses no sutures, involves no bleeding, and is virtually painless. Dr. Hecht performs the surgery in the South Bay/Torrance, Marina del Rey and Beverly Hills areas. Although visual recovery may rarely take up to several months to stabilize, most people can resume normal activities within a day or two.
Dr. Hecht did wonders for my eyes. I knew I was having cataracts. The right one was giving me problems, and he put in the Crystalens. It was so good, I said, ‘Let’s do the other one.’ I can see so much better. I can see 100% better. I had no pain. It was wonderful. I was so happy with him I would recommend to anybody.
– Jim H.
Schedule Your Cataract Surgery Consultation Today!
Dr. Hecht is Southern California’s leader in cataract treatment. He has treated many patients throughout the Beverly Hills, Marina del Rey, and Carson City area with Allegretto Wave Laser. Call Dr. Hecht at (310) 370-5648 to schedule your Allegretto Wave Laser consultation at one of our ophthalmology offices in Southern California.