Cataract Treatment in Denton, TX
What Is a Cataract?
Your eye has a clear lens through which light passes, allowing you to see. When the lens loses its transparency, the cloudy tissue that develops is known as a cataract. Cataracts cause progressive, painless loss of vision. The lens clouds naturally as we age, so people over the age of 65 usually see a gradual reduction in vision. No one is exactly sure what causes cataracts.
In younger people, they can result from an injury, certain medications, or illnesses such as diabetes. Prolonged exposure to ultraviolet light may also play a role in the formation of cataracts. Studies have also shown that people who smoke cigarettes have a higher risk of developing cataracts than non-smokers.
Although cataracts usually develop without apparent pain, some indications that a cataract may be forming are:
- Blurred or hazy vision
- Double vision
- Poor vision in bright light
- Seeing halos around lights
- Yellowish tinged vision
- Night vision difficulty
Our Cataract Treatment Options
Vision loss from cataracts can often be improved with prescription glasses and contact lenses. For people who are significantly affected by cataracts, replacement surgery may be the preferred method of treatment. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
We perform a minimally invasive, small-incision, no-stitch cataract surgery called phacoemulsification ("phaco") surgery. First, the eye is numbed with anesthesia. Then a tiny incision is made in the eye to make room for a small ultrasonic probe. This probe breaks up or emulsifies, the cloudy lens into tiny pieces. The pieces are then suctioned out through the probe.
After the cloudy lens has been removed, a new artificial lens, or IOL, is implanted in the eye. With the recent advance in foldable IOL's, artificial lenses can be implanted through the same small incision from the phaco procedure.
To make your cataract treatment appointment, please call us at (940) 240-8711 or fill out our online form.
The way you use your vision shapes your life. That's why cataract surgery is more than just a common simple procedure. It's a chance to rediscover what makes your life remarkable. The AcrySof.IQ Vivity lens helps you see clearly at crucial far and intermediate distances, while still providing functional near vision. It is a cataract replacement lens that gives you the focus you need where you need it most.
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“Advanced Eye Care in Denton has been my preferred choice for eye care, and I have great appreciation for the wonderful doctors, particularly Dr. Shafron has taken excellent care of my vision. The assistants and office staff are very professional and helpfu”- Kathleen G.
“I've been a patient at Advanced Eye Care Center for almost 10 years. The staff and specifically Dr. Shafron are very professional and thorough. The health of my eyes is in great hands.”- Shirley R.
“Great office & amazing doctors, super friendly staff. Best eye care I have ever received! I totally recommend.”- Diana R.