351 E. Rolling Oaks Drive
Thousand Oaks, CA 91361
1445 E. Los Angeles Avenue
Simi Valley, CA 93065
5643 Kanan Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
William C. Stivelman, M.D.
Medical Ophthalmology & Glaucoma
Qualified Medical Evavluator, State of CA
Ashish Toor, M.D.
John P. Fang, M.D.
Cataract Lens Implants
Corneal Transplant Surgery
Treatment of Corneal Infections
Pterygium & Graft Surgery
Dry Eye Specialist / Punctal Plugs
Comprehensive Adult & Adolescent Eye Care
Problems with the retina and vitreous can lead to vision loss and blindness. Surgery can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.
Although damage caused by diabetic retinopathy cannot be corrected, patients diagnosed with the condition can be treated to slow its progression and prevent further vision loss. Treatment modalities include laser and surgical procedures.
Patients with diabetes should have an eye exam every year. Early detection of eye disease -- including diabetic retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma -- can prevent vision loss and other complications.
LASIK is a safe, reliable and painless way to improve vision without the need for glasses or contact lenses. The procedure is effective for many patients with nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism.
Excessive, insufficient or uneven corneal curvature may be surgically corrected using LASIK, LASEK or other refractive procedures to improve vision and reduce or eliminate the need for eyeglasses or contact lenses.
Glaucoma occurs when the pressure inside the eye rises high enough to damage the optic nerve and cause permanent vision loss. Early diagnosis of glaucoma not only involves checking eye pressures, but also requires careful examination of the optic nerves. Treatment is administered to lower pressure in the eye and prevent vision loss.
When eye drops do not adequately lower eye pressure enough to control a patient's glaucoma, laser surgery or other Glaucoma surgery may be recommended. Patients with a special condition called narrow angles can have angle closure glaucoma attacks, which can be prevented or treated with laser surgery to the iris.
A cataract is a cloudy area in the normally clear lens in the front of the eye. Cataract surgery improves vision by replacing the natural lens with an artificial one called an intraocular lens implant or IOL.
Comprehensive eye exams are essential in the early diagnosis and treatment of vision problems, injury and disease.
Strabismus or crossed eyes can cause visual impairment, loss of binocular vision, and blindness in the weaker eye. Surgery can correct problems before vision is lost or prevent further deterioration from occurring.
The cornea is the clear covering of the front of the eye which bends, or refracts, light rays as they enter the eye. For clear vision to occur, the cornea must have the correct shape and clarity to focus incoming light rays precisely on the retina at the back of the eye. When the cornea becomes cloudy or misshapen from injury, infection or disease, transplantation may be recommended to replace it.
Corneal transplants are usually performed with local anesthesia so there is no pain. During the procedure, the cornea is replaced with one from a human donor. The new cornea carries little risk of rejection and can last for many years.
The cornea is a thin, clear, spherical layer of tissue on the surface of the eye that provides a window for light to pass through. In a healthy eye, the cornea bends or refracts light rays so they focus precisely on the retina in the back of the eye.
There are many diseases that can affect the cornea, causing pain or loss of vision. Disease, infection or injury can cause the cornea to swell (called "edema") or degrade (become cloudy and reduce vision).
Regular eye exams are an invaluable tool in maintaining your eyes' health by detecting and preventing disease. Some diseases, such as glaucoma, often develop gradually without causing pain or vision loss. Early detection of any problems can allow for a choice of treatment options and a reduced risk of further harm.
This procedure is also called an eye lift as excess skin and fat from the eyelids is removed to improve vision and create a more refreshed and youthful appearance. Also done to remove puffy bags under the eyes.
A brow lift raises the forehead and eyebrows through tiny incisions made behind the hairline and is ideal for patients with droopy eyebrows. Often done with eyelid surgery to raise the eyebrows and reduce forehead wrinkles.