Dr. Josh Johnston, OD

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  • Atlantis Eyecare

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  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    Is cataract surgery safe?

    Cataract surgery is one of the most common surgeries performed today. The developments in the past few decades have allowed cataract surgery to be performed in under ten minutes. Todays modern techniques even allow for patients to have cataract surgery without any pain, bleeding or the need to have stitches...Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    What are the symptoms of diabetic retinopathy?

    Diabetic retinopathy is a vascular disease which causes leakage of blood vessels in the retina. It is common for a small amount of blood, lipid, or other fluid to leak from the blood vessels. These can resolve over time, but if large enough or if they occur in a critical area like the macula, patients...Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    Do patients need to wear glasses after cataract surgery?

    There have been major advances in surgical options for cataract patients. Many years ago, "traditional" cataract implants only partially corrected vision after surgery. Previously, cataract patients usually had to wear glasses for distance vision and almost always for near vision after having surgery....Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    What causes black spots in my vision?

    Black spots in your vision are usually due to a benign condition often referred to as floaters. The inside of your eye is a made of a gelatinous water material called the vitreous. Normal debris or objects are present in the vitreous. When light hits these particles in the vitreous, a shadow is cast...Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    How does LASIK surgery treat myopia?

    Lasik surgery works by reshaping the cornea. Someone who suffers from myopia, or nearsightedness will have a longer or steeper eye. The laser will reshape and smooth out the steep area of the cornea to allow light to focus in the correct way. Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    How do I care for someone with epidemic conjunctivitis pink eye?

    Epidemic kerato-conjuctivitis (EKC), is a highly contagious virus that effects the eye. The virus is most commonly spread through hand to hand contact and when the virus is airborne. The virus can survive on objects like a doorknob for up to 2 weeks so an infected patient must maintain good hygiene...Read More
  • Dr. Josh Johnston, OD - Corona del Mar, CA - Optometry

    How can I tell if my sight is deteriorating?

    There are many symptoms you may notice when your sight begins to deteriorate. The most common is simply noticing you may not be able to see as clearly as you used too. You may have trouble reading or problems driving at night for example. If you notice a change in your vision it's best to get a complete dilated...Read More