“The considerable growth of the “baby boomer” population in and around Houston has had a significant impact on patients being concerned about cataracts and vision correction”, commented Cataract Surgeon Bernard Milstein, M.D. of The Eye Clinic of Texas. “While pretty much everyone knows someone who has had cataract surgery in Houston, they do not necessarily know or realize the options and positive results we achieve with lens implants for vision correction after cataract surgery today.”
About 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts and more than half of all Americans develop cataracts by age 80. A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye preventing light rays from passing through it easily. This results in a clouding and blurring of vision. For many patients cataracts start out slowly and have little effect on vision at first. But, as the cataract becomes denser, so does the impact on vision. The most common symptoms that bother patients with cataracts include blurry or cloudy vision, sensitivity to light and glare, double vision in one eye, poor night vision, sometimes with haloes around lights, fading or yellowing of colors and often a need for frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescriptions.
“What we tell Houston area patients concerned with cataracts is that if a cataract begins to interfere with the comfort and safety of your daily activities, then it is time to consider cataract surgery and lens implants. At The Eye Clinic of Texas we use advanced technology intraocular lens implants (IOL) that allow us to provide sharper vision in dim lighting conditions, toric lens implants to correct astigmatism and even lens implants that correct near vision, arm’s length vision as well as distance vision without requiring bifocals or reading glasses for the vast majority of patients”, said Dr. Milstein.
If you or someone you know has questions about Cataracts or is in need of an examination for Cataract Surgery and Lens Implants (IOL) please feel free to call The Eye Clinic if Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, of facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.
The Eye Clinic of Texas is a leading eye care practice serving the greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area that provides all aspects of general, medical, surgical, laser and optical eye care services. Our Board Certified Ophthalmologists perform Laser Eye Surgery such as LASIK, Cataract Surgery & Lens Implants using advanced technology IOLs to correct complex problems such as astigmatism and near vision focusing problems including presbyopia, diagnosis and management of glaucoma, diagnosis and management of diabetic retinopathy, diagnosis and management of Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) and Pediatric Ophthalmology. Texas EyeWear at The Eye Clinic of Texas provides personalized consultation and fitting of eyeglasses and eyeglass lenses for greater Houston, Galveston, League City and Texas City area patients.