Cataract surgery houston

As Cataract Awareness Month comes to an end, we just wanted to remind our patients, followers and friends of some quick notes on Cataracts

  • Cataracts don’t only happen to people with old age. We commonly see people with cataracts in their 40’s. There are also traumatic cataracts and pediatric cataracts.
  • Cataracts have been linked to excessive UV rays and exposure to sunlight
  • Cataracts happen to everyone (if you live long enough), including animals
  • Cataracts affect the way you see colors, making things appear faded or ‘yellow’
  • One of the most common things we hear after a patient has cataract surgery is – everything looks so colorful!  You are seeing true colors!
  • Cataracts are just a clouding of your natural lens
  • Cataract surgery removes your lens and replaces it with a new artificial lens
  • Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed surgeries in the nation
  • Cataract surgery is one of the safest procedures in the world
  • We now have Laser cataract surgery, we were the first in the US to do this.
  • Early cataract surgery (before the cataract fully forms and has affected your vision to a certain extent) has been used to end presbyopia which is what many people get in their 40’s where they cannot read up close – this surgery is called Refractive Lens Exchange or RLE and it is POPULAR—it is essentially early cataract surgery so it is not covered by insurance

If you have noticed things looking faded in your vision or you just have noticed your vision gradually deteriorating, call our office today to schedule an eye exam at 713-626-5544 or write us at

Our surgeons can check to see if you have a cataract or give you the best options for treatment to get you seeing crisp and clear ASAP!