Cataracts

<https://www.eyesurgeonsdallas.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/img-0943.jpg> Cataract surgery is the most commonly performed procedure in the U.S., replacing the cloudy natural lens of the eye with a clear artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataracts affect millions of people each year, including more than half of all Americans over the age of 65, and cause a progressive, painless loss of vision. Cataracts also commonly cause blurred or hazy vision, a sensitivity to glare or a feeling of having a “film” over the eyes.

We perform a minimally invasive, small-incision, “no-stitch”, “no-shot” cataract surgery called phacoemulsification (“phaco”) surgery. During this procedure, 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.

Once the cloudy lens has been removed, the IOL is implanted in the eye. Advanced foldable IOLs are inserted through the same small incision from which the original lens was removed. This significantly reduces recovery times while it improves safety and reduces  the risk of bleeding, scarring, irritation and visual distortion.

Our doctors use safe, proven methods to reduce the risk of post surgical infections in the form of eye drops, no compound injections are used.

Patients now have a wonderful range of options for IOLs at the time of cataract surgery. At Newman and Taub Vision Center, we customize your visual outcome after cataract surgery according to your visual needs and hobbies. State-of-the-art Advanced Technology lenses can help patients see their world in exciting ways. The AcrySof®, ReSTOR®, AcrySof® Toric, Tecnis Multifocal® and the Crystalens® provide revolutionary new ways to potentially leave your glasses behind. They have been uniquely designed to improve vision at all distances – up close, far away and everything in-between – giving cataract patients their best chance ever to live free of glasses.

The skilled eye surgeons at Newman and Taub Vision Center will conduct a thorough examination in order to determine if these Advanced Technology IOLs are a good choice for you, and will offer other cataract surgery options as well.

FAQs

Do I need cataract surgery?

If you are experiencing symptoms like glare and halos from headlights at night, decreased color vision, or difficulty in dim lighting, you may be suffering from cataracts.  Other people complain of blurry vision affecting golf, watching tv, driving, or computer and reading.

What is a cataract?

The natural lens gets cloudy and darker with age.  Some people notice the foggy vision from the cataract as it blocks the light passing through the lens.

Can I throw my glasses away after surgery?

This is an exciting possibility for many people following cataract surgery.  We love when we are able to help improve people’s vision!  We will discuss this at your visit.

Is the surgery done with laser?

We offer advanced technology options and laser is one of the tools that is available.  We remove the cataract and replace it with a bionic / artificial lens to help light reach the back of your eye and restore your vision.

What lens implant option should I choose?

Tremendous improvements in lens implants have allowed millions more people to experience improved vision after cataract surgery.  Symfony, Restor, Tecnis multifocal lenses offer different features to fit different people’s eyes.  Our careful measurements help us determine which is right for you.

How long is the recovery period after surgery?  When can I return to work?

There may be irritation, redness, or pain after surgery.  This usually improves over the first few days.  People often can return to work the following week.

Are both eye surgeries done on the same day?

In some countries, this is a cost savings due to having anesthesia only once.  In the US, cataracts are removed one eye at a time.  Usually the surgeries are performed approximately 3-4 weeks apart.

Will I be completely asleep during surgery?

We will use anesthesia to help you relax and feel comfortable.  Some people do remain awake and see lights and colors during the procedure.

How long does the procedure take?

Less than an hour for the surgery.  Plan to be at the surgery center for several hours to ensure a comfortable experience.

Learn More
For more information on cataracts go to https://nei.nih.gov


Call Us
To schedule your cataract evaluation, call Newman and Taub Vision Center today at 972.392.2020

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To our valued patients,

As you are aware, we employ strict protocols utilizing hospital grade sanitation products and procedures to ensure the safety of you, our patients, and our employees. In light of the recent increase of COVID-19 cases in Texas, and data derived from the experience of those already deeply affected by this rapidly spreading virus, we have decided to add to our protocols in an effort to reduce the risk of overwhelming medical facilities. Currently we are continuing to stay open for business, and surgeries will continue to move forward as planned until further notice. In order to operate as safely as possible, going forward we will:

    • Respectfully ask all patients who are ill, or not feeling well to please cancel your appointment.
    • Ask all employees who are ill or not feeling well to remain at home.
    • Begin pre-screening via phone for all patients with upcoming appointments. Any patients answering yes will be asked to stay at home. Screening for existing appointments will be performed at checkin with the following questions:
      • Do you have a fever, cough, sore throat or difficulty breathing?
      • Have you had contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19?
      • Have you traveled within the last 14 days to any location either domestically or internationally with confirmed community transmission of COVID-19?
      • If answering yes to any of the above questions we will kindly reschedule your appointment to a later date in line with CDC direction.
    • Ask all patients and employees to utilize hand sanitizer as they enter our facilities. Hand sanitizer will be located at checkin desk.
    • Ask all employees to open and close all interior doors for patients when possible.

Our goal, as always, is to hold the safety of our patients and employees in the highest regard.

Respectfully,

Drs. Newman, Taub and Chu Newman and Taub Vision Center