Coastal Vision Medical

General Eye Conditions

Blepharitis    Pterygium    Dry Eye    Macular Degeneration    Diabetic Eye Disease    The Eye’s Anatomy    Refractive Errors    Other Eye Conditions 

Nearly every disease affecting the human body has some sort of manifestation in the eye. For this reason, eye doctors refer to the eyes as the windows into our bodies. On many occasions, eye doctors are the first to diagnose a number of medical problems such as diabetes, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and sometimes even cancer.

For these reasons, eye examinations are vital to your overall health. Our eye doctors are experts in general eye health and strive to provide patients with the most advanced therapies medicine has to offer.

In order for our eye doctors to communicate with your healthcare team, please provide us with a list of your medications and the names of the medical professionals who care for your health.

For more in-depth information on general eye care issues such as dry eye and blepharitis, please visit those pages on our website.

Blepharitis

Blepharitis is due to inflammation of the specialized glands in the eyelids known as meibomian glands. The function of these glands is to secrete a fatty material that slows down the evaporation of your eye’s tear film layer. If these glands become irritated or inflamed, they will not function properly and may lead to a number of issues such as eye or eyelid irritation, redness, pain, burning, itching, dry eye, eyelash dandruff, and pain. In some cases, the blepharitis is due to a bacterial infection or may be associated with rosacea.

The treatment of blepharitis may include using a warm compress and eyelid hygiene. In some cases, our eye doctors may prescribe eye drops or oral medications to improve your symptoms. In general, there is no cure for blepharitis, and if you do not continue the treatment regimen, your symptoms will return. Coastal Vision offers a procedure known as Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) therapy to improve meibomian gland function in patients in whom other therapies have failed.

If you would like to receive more information or schedule a consultation with our doctors, please call our office at 714-771-1213.

Pterygium

A pterygium is a non-cancerous overgrowth of the skin of the eye (known as the conjunctiva) onto the sclera, which is the eye’s clear covering. Many believe that a pterygium occurs as a result of excessive exposure to sunlight and/or dusty environments, but this has never been proven.

In many cases, a pterygium is not bothersome, but in some patients, it may cause eye problems such as irritation, redness, burning, stinging, blurry vision, pain, or a foreign body sensation. In advanced cases, the pterygium may grow over the central part of the cornea leading to severe astigmatism or loss of vision.

For patients with a pterygium in one or both eyes, it is important that they keep in touch with our surgeons and have eye examinations to evaluate and monitor whether the pterygium is growing in size or causing irritation to the eye. For treatment, our surgeons may recommend that you wear sunglasses and try to limit exposure to dusty environments. They may also suggest using artificial tears or other prescription eye drops to help with any irritation the pterygium may cause.

If conservative management fails, or your pterygium is advancing toward the center of the cornea, our surgeons may recommend a surgery known as an ocular surface reconstruction. This procedure is used to remove the pterygium, and replace the missing tissue with either your own or donor tissue. Up to 20% of the time, a pterygium may return after surgery.

If you have a pterygium and would like an evaluation, please call our office at 714-771-1213 or fill out the online form to schedule your consultation.

Dry Eye Treatments

Macular Degeneration

Diabetic Eye Disease

The Eye´s Anatomy

Refractive Errors

View the videos below to learn about different kinds of refractive errors treated at Coastal Vision Medical Group:

Normal Vision

Nearsightedness

Farsightedness

Astigmatism

Accommodation

Presbyopia

Other Eye Conditions

View the videos below to learn about other common eye conditions treated at Coastal Vision Medical Group:

Chalazion

Conjunctivitis

Flashes

Floaters

Our Locations

Irvine

Coastal Vision Irvine
Near the Irvine Spectrum
15825 Laguna Canyon Rd,
Ste 201
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126

Long Beach

Coastal Vision Long Beach
In the Trader Joe’s shopping center
4300 Long Beach Blvd,
Ste 400
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126
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Norco

Coastal Vision Norco
Near Hamner & 4th
1524 4th St.,
Ste 101
Norco, CA 92860
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126

Orange

Coastal Vision Orange
Near St. Joseph Hospital
293 South Main St.,
Ste 100
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (888) 501-4496
Fax: (714) 771-7126