JOHN D. ZDRAL MD (Medical Director) | JOHN E. ESSER, OD
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We have the best professional team to care for your eyes
- What are Cataracts?The natural lens in the eye is perfectly clear, but will naturally become cloudy with age- refered to as a 'cataract'. Eventually, the vision becomes hazy and the lens will need to be removed, as it causes burred vision, and often times is associated with nightime glare.
- What Are the Symptoms of Cataracts?Symptoms of cataract include: Clouded, blurred, or dim vision. Also reduced quality of night vison, often associated with nighttime glare with driving. Many patients will also note difficulty reading, and the fading of colors.
- How are Cataracts Treated?Before cataract surgery, you will meet with your doctor to talk about lens options, and clarify any questions you may have. Cataract surgery is one of the safest, most common, and most effective procedures performed in the United States. It is an outpatient procedure that is usually completed in approximately 20 minutes. During the procedure, anesthetic is applied to your eye, and you are also given an IV 'twilight' sedative by an anesthesiologist. The cataract is broken up and removed, and your chosen IOL is implanted to replace the original lens. Most people experience little or no discomfort during the process and say that cataract surgery was easier than they expected.
- When is the Best Time for Cataract Surgery?You must ultimately decide when the best time will be to proceed with the surgery. The decision is based on your symptoms, and how much difficulty you may be having with visuql tasks. Ultimately, the right time is when you wish to see better, and improve your vision.
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I have been a patient of Dr. Zdral and Dr. Esser since 1995 and I have received compassionate care from them both. Their office has professional staff, excellent customer service and has been flexible with my schedule. During the pandemic I unfortunately developed a cataract. My cataract surgery went well and my vision improved significantly! At my first follow up visit I told Dr. Zdral I could kiss him! I would highly recommend Dr. Zdral and Dr. Esser.
I have been a patient at the Fullerton Eye Institute for many years. Every time I have visited their office I can honestly say that I have received great care from Dr. Zdral, Dr. Esser and the staff. Thank you for all you do!
Dr. Zdral is a very professional doctor. I am very confident in his ability to care for my eyes!
The staff at the Fullerton Eye Institute has been wonderful from before my surgery until after. Thank you for giving me my eyesight back!
From my very first visit here, I have always felt “like family” and been given exceptional and professional care. I am so thankful for the staff and to Dr. Zdral and Dr. Esser for their wonderful services.
After my caratact surgery my vision is so clear! Everyone at the office was a delight to work with and very professional.
I am indebted to Dr. Zdral. He performed cataract surgery on both of my eyes and the results have been excellent!
Dr. Zdral’s perfect diagnosis and skillful surgery saved my vision. Words are inadequate to express my gratitude. Dr. Esser is also very kind, patient and sweet too. You both make a great team! Your staff is also very caring. Thank you for your excellent care and kindness.
Everyone was wonderful and very helpful! Elsa explained everything and answered all of my questions. The Doctors take their time and make you feel comfortable. I highly recommend The Fullerton Eye Institute
Dr. Zdral and his staff were very professional and informative about the eye surgery. Everything is great with my new lenses. A whole new world. Thank you so much!
The staff at The Fullerton Eye Institute are wonderful, caring and professional! Dr. Zdral is an excellent surgeon and I trust him completely. I can't wait for surgery on my other eye!
The entire team here is awesome. I have always been very nervous about any procedures involving my eyes and everything was fully explained with courtesy, patience and assurance. Surgery went extremely well. I have total confidence in Dr. Zdral and would highly recommend him to anyone needing eyecare. Thank you to the entire staff and surgical team. There are no words to describe how wonderful it is to see so clearly asgain. This truly feels like a miracle!
I am more than happy with the professionalism and kindness shown to me. I can see clearly now! (just like the song says). Thank you Dr. Z!
Great experience, I've never seen better. Colors are vibrant now! This was an unbelievable experience! My cataract surgery went smoothly, no pain.
I found the doctors and staff at the Fullerton Eye Institute to be highly professional. My cataract surgery was a complete success!
I had fantastic results from my eye surgery! Both Dr. Zdral and Dr. Esser were great! I really recommend their services to everyone. I am so happy with my results and I can see better than ever!
I had cataract surgery on both eyes by Dr. Zdral. I am so happy now, it was the best decision I have ever made! I am free of contact lenses and glasses. I am so grateful to Dr. Zdral and his team!