Cataract surgeon doctor Hertzog in Long Beach California skillfully performing cataract treatment on a male patientLong Beach Cataract Treatment

Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. Since cataracts develop with age, the incidence continues to increase as our population lives longer. Cataract surgery is one of the most common and successful cataract treatments performed in the world. The precision and predictability of cataract surgery continue to improve, and current cataract treatment technology allows for the reduction and sometimes elimination of patients’ dependence on spectacles and contact lenses.

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. They usually start to develop around age 60 and progressively worsen as time goes on. Everyone will develop cataracts eventually if they live long enough. Common symptoms of cataracts include: blurred vision, glare around lights, dulling of colors, and, requiring more light to read. Fortunately, cataract surgery can repair the problem.

Doctor Hertzog looking through slit lamps while performing cataract surgery on a patient in Long Beach California

What Does Cataract Surgery Involve?

Cataract surgery involves removing the natural cloudy lens and replacing it with a clear, synthetic intraocular lens (IOL) implant. Modern cataract surgery is performed through a microscopic opening. No sutures or glue are necessary for performing the surgery or implanting the new lens into the eye. The new lens is permanent and will improve a patient’s vision indefinitely.

What Are Premium (Intraocular Lenses) IOLs?

An intraocular lens (IOL) is an eye implant used as part of cataract treatment or for correcting other vision problems. IOL implant technology is finally catching up with visual demands. There are now more options to correct vision than ever before. This results in better visual outcomes which reduce and sometimes eliminate a person’s dependency on glasses. The latest lens technologies are all offered by the top ophthalmologists in Long Beach  Dr. Leif Hertzog, M.D. and Dr. H. Dieter Hertzog, M.D. Premium IOL options include Alcon’s Vivity and PanOptix lenses as well as Johnson and Johnson’s Synergy and Symfony lenses. These presbyopia-correcting lenses allow patients to see well at a distance and near without glasses. Additionally, a wide variety of Toric lenses can be used to correct astigmatism, also allowing patients to see well without spectacle correction. Which IOL implant(s) is appropriate for a patient is determined after carefully considering many factors: pre-operative measurements of the eye, current specific visual demands, and future visual goals.

Top-Rated Cataract Treatment Doctors in Long Beach

Dr. Leif Hertzog, an eye surgeon in Long Beach, began his practice over 30 years ago, and has done approximately 14,000 eye surgeries. He is a recognized expert in the field. Dr. Leif Hertzog is currently specializing in the placement of Advanced Technology IOLs.

Dr. H. Dieter Hertzog is a cataract treatment specialist. He performed over 6,000 cataract surgeries and also specializes in advanced technology IOL implants. He also continues to teach cataract treatments and surgeries at USC where he staffs the residents in both routine and complex cases.

Begin Your Journey to Better Vision: Schedule a Cataract Treatment Consultation Now

Are you in the Long Beach area and are seeking information about cataract treatments and their advantages? Let Hertzog Eye Care be your trusted partner in exploring your treatment options. We invite you to book a consultation with our vision specialists to discuss your needs and examine potential solutions. Contact us at (532) 597-3100 [phone number hyperlink] or arrange your appointment using the form on the right. At Hertzog Eye Care, our commitment is to enhance your vision quality. Act now – begin your journey towards a better, clearer vision with the expertise of Hertzog Eye Care.