About Cataract Surgery

What Happens During Cataract Surgery?

During cataract surgery, a small incision is made and the lens material is removed by using an ultrasonic probe.  The manmade intraocular lens material cannot be implanted until the hardened cataract is removed.  Once the eye has been cleaned, your Cataract Surgeon will determine whether or not the proper dilation of the pupil has been achieved.  After this, a 3 millimeter micro-incision is made at the junction of the white part of the eye known as the sclera and the cornea.  An ultrasonic probe is inserted into this micro-incision.  The cataract is then pulverized by the ultrasonic probe and your eye surgeon then suctions out the cataract material so that the cataract can be removed.

Following the cataract removal, the ophthalmologist is then ready to implant a man made intraocular lens.   The other option is a premium lens that can reduce the need for glasses after surgery.  At Houston Eye Associates, our Cataract Surgeons will help you choose the lens that is best suited for you and will make sure that you have every option available. 

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Are You A Candidate For Cataract Removal Surgery?

If you or a family member are seeking a diagnosis for suspected cataracts, or if it has already been determined that you are a candidate for cataract removal, Houston Eye Associates can help you take the next steps. Our skilled team of Cataract Surgeons has the experience and the most up to date technology to help our patients reverse the symptoms and vision loss associated with cataracts. We will also walk you through all of the Premium Lens Implant options and help you choose the right lens for your situation.

Choosing the Cataract Surgeon That's Right For You

Because of the many multi-focal intraocular lens implants available, including Premium Lens Implants, and your individual vision correction needs, it's important to discuss all of your options with a qualified eye surgeon. We invite you to make an appointment with one of our dedicated ophthalmologists at Houston Eye Associates.  As with all elective eye surgery procedures, you should ask your ophthalmologist for a complete list of the risks and complications associated with Cataract Surgery, as well as the potential benefits and rewards that come with taking this important step.