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What is a cataract?
The eye focuses images through a lens inside the eye — like a camera uses a lens to focus. When we are born, the lens is clear and flexible, allowing crisp vision with a full range of focus from near to far. As we age, the lens becomes cloudy and inflexible, causing our vision to blur and increasing our dependence on glasses to refocus from far to near. A cloudy lens is called a cataract. Because of the clouded lens or cataract, images may become blurry with age. Cataracts may make it progressively more difficult to read, drive, watch TV, and perform normal daily activities, and may blur vision in general.
How do I know if I have a cataract?
If you are over the age of 50, developing cataracts as a normal part of the aging process. Though uncommon, some individuals develop cataracts as children or young adults. In order to determine if you have a cataract and if it is visually significant, an eye examination is necessary. If the cataract is mild then surgery is not needed. Quite often an updated pair of eyeglasses will help optimize your vision. However, if your vision remains blurred in spite of wearing properly prescribed glasses then the next step will be to consider cataract surgery.
If you choose to improve your vision through cataract surgery, you have a choice of what type of cataract surgery you will receive. Your choice will determine how dependent you are on glasses and/or how well you can see without glasses after your surgery.
There are three options:
• Basic cataract surgery with a basic fixed-focus lens implant to see clearly with bifocal glasses.
• Laser cataract surgery with the astigmatism correction package to see clearly far away without glasses
• Laser cataract surgery — lifestyle package — with an advanced technology lens designed to see clearly near and far without glasses
Your decision on where to go for cataract surgery should not be made lightly because not all cataract procedures are the same. The practice you choose should offer world-class surgeons and state-of-the-art technology. At Eye Center of Texas our cataract surgeons, Dr. Mark Mayo and Dr. Edward Wade have years of experience, offer the safest, most advanced cataract surgical techniques and technology that allows us to personalize a procedure that will be just right for your eyes. Contact us today about the best cataract surgery Houston has to offer.