Understanding Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. Vision with cataracts can be compaired to looking through a piece of waxed paper or a foggy window. Cataract development is usually a very gradual process of normal aging, but can occasionally occur rapidly. Many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual.

Some common symptoms of cataracts may include:

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription.

Treatments for Cataracts

Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States, with over 1.5 million patients having their cataracts removed each year. Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective surgery with a 95% success rate and giving people the ability to see clearly again. At the Texas Eye Institute in Houston, you have the option to upgrade your cataract surgery by choosing premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). These new lenses can reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

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At the Texas Eye Institute in Houston, we perform stitch-free cataract surgery, which promotes faster healing and allows you to return to your normal activities within 48 hours of your surgery. If you are seeking cataract surgery in Houston, click here to schedule your consultation today.

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Are you seeking a Houston LASIK expert but are concerned that LASIK eye surgery is too expensive? Our practice has some excellent LASIK financing options to discuss with you, so do not hesitate to contact us for more information.

We have a page on this eye care website dedicated to discussing LASIK patient financing. You can even fill out an online application to qualify for LASIK financing. We offer 0% financing, on approved credit with low fixed monthly payments, no down payment and no pre-payment penalty.

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Cataract Surgery

Cataract patients now have multiple options to see at both near and far distances after cataract surgery! Individuals suffering from cataracts previously had only a mono-focal lens implant option after surgery. NEW multi-focal IOL technology can now decrease dependence on glasses after surgery. If you are seeking the ReSTOR® IOL we have qualified surgeons waiting to help you see better!

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