If your doctor tells you that you have a cataract and it should be removed, it may be frightening to consider. But, once you understand what a cataract is, how it will be removed, and the life-changing benefits cataract surgery can bring, you’ll likely wish you’d had the procedure sooner.
Did you know a cataract can progress until eventually there is a complete loss of vision in your eye and neither diet nor medical treatment will make a cataract go away? However, cataract surgery can help restore your vision. Our surgeons, Dr. Mark Mayo and Dr. Edward Wade offer state-of-the-art cataract procedure – performed without the need of needles, sutures or patches, offering patients a rapid, more comfortable recovery of clear vision.
Today, cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure performed in the U.S. and one of the most successful! At the time of surgery the cataract is removed and you will receive a lens implant that will help correct your vision. Historically, neither astigmatism nor presbyopia (the need for reading glasses) was surgically correctable, which required patients to wear glasses after cataract surgery. With today’s amazing technology, cataract patients are given the opportunity to correct the majority of their vision problems by choosing full range vision IOLs. Thousands of ECT’s cataract patients have chosen full range vision IOLs and now enjoy life without glasses!
The lens that is best suited for your vision depends on the unique characteristics of your eye and lifestyle. At Eye Center of Texas, you will not only find a multitude of surgical options to fit your needs, but a caring staff and doctors to help guide you through the process.