Cataract Surgery in Fountain Valley

Cataract Surgery in Fountain Valley

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

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When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. ABBA Eye Care - Fountain will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Fountain Valley

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Medicaid
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross

Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.

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- Feb. 04, 2024
Doctors and staff were incredibly kind and patient, our family of 4 had to have exams and glasses. W... e will be coming here for our annuals every year.
- Jan. 22, 2024
Dr. Pierre was kind, attentive, and overall a fantastic practitioner. I went in for a simple eye exa... m and i I was in and out in no time. I appreciate them so much and would recommend their services.
- Jan. 19, 2024
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- Jan. 18, 2024
Everyone — from scheduling my very first appointment to picking up my ordered glasses a few weeks ... later — was amazing to work with. Every one of your staff was kind, polite @ there was a great vibe in the office. My concerns were addressed and questions answered thoroughly 🙂
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great help from the beginning scheduling, rescheduling and being notified of cancellations to find t... he soonest appointment. Check-in, exam and glasses ordering were all great. Great staff and provider. Very informative and accommodating for a VA exam and ordering glasses.
- Jan. 13, 2024
The process for the eye exam is efficient and accurate. Everyone including the doctor is always will... ing to discuss any aspect of the visit. My vision was improved in many ways. My wife had an appointment the next day with the same type of experience and results. We both feel we get top professional treatment and results. Thank you ABBA.
- Dec. 14, 2023
Fast and professional . All my questions were answered . Maxed out my free benefits for my needs . B... eautiful people
- Dec. 12, 2023
Abba is a terrific place to go to get your eyes checked. They are very friendly and explain everythi... ng to you.
- Nov. 21, 2023
Very helpful and customer oriented. Informed of VA services available and within a 5 minute call, I... had support that save me 50%!!!
- Nov. 20, 2023
I took my daughter to buy her first glasses and get an eye exam. Everyone was very helpful and patie... nt.
- Nov. 18, 2023
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- Nov. 01, 2023
Staff was friendly and the technician assisting me was a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend.
- Oct. 22, 2023
Great place for fast and friendly services. I use them through the VA and it’s always been a great... experience.
- Oct. 17, 2023
Very nice and comfortable office. The staff was friendly and professional.
- Oct. 14, 2023
Fast, friendly, and affordable. I went in for a replacement frame for my lenses. They found them and... got it switched out in no time. Thank you again for the amazing service. They also have the coolest doors in town.
- Oct. 05, 2023
Everyone is so friendly and helpful!
- Sep. 28, 2023
My experience at Abba Eye Care was fantastic. From scheduling to appt reminders, to the check-in pr... ocess and care by the staff (Sheila) and Dr. Baldwin. It was efficient and such a wonderful experience overall. Highly recommended.
- Sep. 19, 2023
Everything was great! They had me in and out quickly. Great service!
- Sep. 14, 2023
Staff was very helpful and the Dr explained everything about my appointment
- Sep. 07, 2023
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How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Fountain Valley optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact ABBA Eye Care - Fountain.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.


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