Orange County Cataract and Glaucoma
Anand Bhatt, MD
Cataract and Glaucoma Surgeon serving Orange County located in North Tustin, Santa Ana, CA
General ophthalmology refers to a full range of medical and surgical care for vision-related health problems, including cataracts, glaucoma, and blurred vision. At Orange County Cataract and Glaucoma in Santa Ana, California, Anand Bhatt, MD, is a glaucoma specialist who provides comprehensive general ophthalmology services, including eye exams, preventive screenings, and surgery. Take the first step toward keeping your eyes healthy, book online to schedule an appointment, or call the office today.
General Ophthalmology Q & A
What is general ophthalmology?
General ophthalmology is a branch of medicine focused on diagnosing, treating, and preventing eye-related health problems. Ophthalmologists like Dr. Bhatt complete a traditional medical degree followed by four to five additional years of ophthalmology residency training.
Participating in general ophthalmology on a routine basis is one of the easiest ways to preserve your vision. Many problems like cataracts and glaucoma present few obvious symptoms in their early stages. Regular eye exams can alert you to these and other issues when they respond best to treatment.
What services does general ophthalmology provide?
At Orange County Cataract and Glaucoma, Dr. Bhatt offers a full suite of general ophthalmology services, including:
An eye exam uses several tests and screening procedures to determine your visual acuity. During an eye exam, Dr. Bhatt evaluates your vision and looks for signs of eye disease. No two eye exams are exactly alike. Dr. Bhatt tailors each appointment to your health history, age, and needs.
Certain diseases, like diabetes, increase your risk of serious vision problems, including blindness. Preventive screenings are in-office tests used to determine your risk of diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration, or cataracts. The type of preventive screening that will most benefit you depends on your age, vision, and health.
I don’t prescribe glasses or contacts
Surgery for cataracts and glaucoma
When left untreated, cataracts and glaucoma increase the risk of vision loss. Dr. Bhatt offers several types of glaucoma and cataract surgery on an outpatient basis. Using advanced surgical techniques, he can preserve your vision and prevent further damage.
How often should I make a general ophthalmology appointment?
The frequency at which you should make a general ophthalmology appointment depends on your eyesight and visual health history. If your eyes are healthy and you experience no vision problems, Dr. Bhatt recommends scheduling an appointment every other year.
If you wear glasses or contacts, or you have a history of vision-related health problems, schedule an appointment at least once a year. Routine monitoring can catch potentially serious issues early on before they progress.
To receive high-quality general ophthalmology services, call Orange County Cataract and Glaucoma. Book online to schedule an appointment or call the office today.