Comprehensive Eye Care

Your eyes will change throughout your entire life. Even if you are born with near-perfect vision, you can still experience vision problems due to disease, trauma or simply growing older. Whatever challenges you face with your vision, Pacific Eye Specialists is ready to help you manage or correct the problems, and we’ll make sure you are fully informed and comfortable with the process every step of the way.

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Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a group of diseases that can damage the optic nerve and cause loss of peripheral vision and lead to blindness. Glaucoma is usually, but not always, associated with high eye pressure.

Symptoms of Glaucoma

Many people are unaware they have glaucoma, which is why it is so important to have regular eye exams to identify such eye problems because once vision is lost, it cannot be restored. Symptoms can include...read more

Macular Degeneration

Age-related macular degeneration occurs when the center of the retina (macula) begins to deteriorate. Central vision is reduced but peripheral vision remains intact. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration:

  • Dry AMD, the most common form that occurs when the retinal pigment epithelial cells break down or die
  • Wet AMD, a more severe form that occurs when abnormal blood vessels grow on the membrane underneath the retina, often leaking and scarring the macula...read more
Diabetic Retinopathy

Pacific Eye Specialists has a team of doctors who can treat retinal problems stemming from diabetes, trauma or aging. The retina is the tissue at the back of the eye that converts images to electric signals to the brain. When the retina is damaged, your vision becomes impaired. Left untreated, retinal problems will eventually cause blindness....read more

Diagnostic Testing

Regular eye exams conducted by experienced ophthalmologists and optometrists are essential for establishing and maintaining healthy eyes. Our team uses comprehensive procedures and tests to evaluate the health and condition of our patients’ eyes. These include:

  • Testing to determine the ability to focus and coordinate the eyes, judge depth perception and see colors
  • Evaluation of the front and back portions of the eye with special microscopes
  • Diagnosis of vision conditions like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and presbyopia....read more

 

Corneal Disease

Corneal transplant surgery is performed to replace a diseased cornea with a new one. Corneal transplants are among the most common and successful organ transplant operations performed, with over 46,000 being performed in 2011 in the U.S. alone. According to the Eye Bank of America, “over 95% of all corneal transplant operations successfully restore the corneal recipient’s vision.”

The doctors at Pacific Eye Specialists have extensive training in corneal transplant surgery by some of the most famous eye surgeons in the world...read more

Eyelid Disorders (Aesthetics)

Eyelid surgery is performed at our CPMC Location with Dr. Liu. Also called blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery is used to repair many problems in which the eyelids interfere with vision, including:

  • Sagging or drooping upper eyelids (ptosis)
  • In-turned or out-turned lower eyelids (strabismus)
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Puffy upper eyes

As with most eye surgeries, eyelid surgery is an outpatient procedure and usually involves a local anesthesia. During the procedure, incisions are made in the natural creases of the eyelids so there is minimal scarring. The incision is then closed with stitches that naturally dissolve and don’t need to be removed...read more