Cataract Surgery and Premium IOLs

Proudly Serving San Diego, Chula Vista, El Centro & Nearby Areas of California

Cataracts are extremely common among middle aged and older men and women, affecting around 1 in 6 people aged 40 and over, and around half of people aged 60 or older. Early cataracts may be managed through new anti-glare glasses with a different prescription and using brighter lights, but eventually you may need surgery.Cataract surgery with premium IOL in San Diego

The only real treatment for cataracts as they progress and begin to interfere significantly with your vision is surgery. Here at California Retina Associates, we perform cataract surgery using premium intraocular lenses for best results. If you think you have cataracts, call us at 619-425-7755 (Chula Vista) or 760-352-7755 (El Centro) to make an appointment.

What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts occur when the natural protein in the lens of your eye begins to clump together, causing clouding of the lens. Cataracts are often small at first, and do not interfere too badly with vision. However, over time, they may become big enough that surgery is necessary to replace the clouded lens with a clear artificial one in order to restore your vision.

Symptoms of cataracts can include:

·      Vision becoming blurry

·      Glares

·      Halos

·      Loss of vibrant color vision

·      Poor night vision

If you begin to experience any of these symptoms, contact California Retina Associates to make an appointment for an eye exam. We can determine if you have cataracts and come up with a treatment plan for you.

Risk Factors for Cataracts

Age is the main risk factor for developing cataracts. Infants and children can be affected by congenital cataracts, which are present from birth; however, the vast majority of people suffering from cataracts are over the age of 60.

Other risk factors for developing cataracts can include:

·      Diabetes

·      Smoking

·      Alcohol abuse

·      Poor nutrition

·      Previous eye trauma or eye surgery

If you are at risk for cataracts and start to notice changes in your vision, see us as soon as possible for an eye exam. Many of the risk factors for cataracts are the same as for other types of eye disease, such as macular degeneration, so regular eye exams are highly important in order to monitor your eye health and catch problems early.

Cataracts Treatment Options

Treatment for early cataracts may include simply changing your glasses prescription, making sure your glasses and sunglasses are anti-glare, and turning up the brightness of all your lights. As cataracts progress, though, you will likely need surgery to restore clear vision.

During cataract surgery, two small incisions are made in the eye. The cataract is broken up and removed, and a new lens is placed. There are two kinds of cataract surgery types, traditional and laser. Both have very high rates of success, so please talk to one of our experienced eye surgeons to see which is right for you.

Premium IOLs

Cataract surgery involves replacing your natural lens with an artificial clear lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). In the past, these artificial lenses were monofocal only, meaning that you would very likely require glasses after your surgery. Nowadays, there are many different types of premium lenses available which can provide much better vision correction.

Premium IOLs can help to correct:

·      Astigmatism

·      Nearsightedness

·      Farsightedness

·      Presbyopia

We will listen to your vision goals and help to find the best IOLs to achieve them. We believe you should be able to have the best vision possible after your cataract surgery, which is why we offer a variety of premium IOL types to correct for various vision problems.

Schedule Your Cataracts Consultation

If you have been experiencing vision changes or suspect you may have cataracts, don’t hesitate to call us at 619-425-7755 (Chula Vista) or 760-352-7755 (El Centro) to schedule your consultation today. We serve patients in San Diego, Chula Vista, El Centro, and other nearby areas of Southern California.


California Retina Associates

Chula Vista Office
835 Third Avenue, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91911

El Centro Office
1452 South La Brucherie, Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243

La Mesa Office
8851 Center drive, Suite 406
La Mesa, CA 91942