Texas Eye Doctors
Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialists located in McKinney, TX
Cataracts are a very common vision problem that affects many Americans as they age. If your vision lacks clarity, or you see halos around bright objects, schedule an appointment for cataract surgery with Texas Eye Doctors in McKinney, Texas. Hena Khaja, MD, and her team are well-versed in treating cataracts with quick, safe, and effective surgery to restore your vision and brighten up your world again. Book your visit today by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online.
Cataract Surgery Q & A
What is a cataract?
A cataract is a condition where the lens of your eye becomes cloudy, affecting your vision.
Your lens is largely made up of water and proteins. The proteins are typically evenly distributed across the lens. Cataracts occur when those proteins start to clump together, which distorts or blocks the light coming through your lens.
Cataracts are a common side effect of aging, and typically affect people 60 years and older. They can occur in younger patients, however, especially those with a history of eye injuries or certain genetic conditions. You’re more likely to get cataracts if you spend a lot of time in the sun or smoke.
Most people develop cataracts in both eyes, but they can develop unevenly, with the vision in one eye becoming worse than the other.
What are the symptoms of cataracts?
Cataracts affect your lens’s ability to properly focus light, which affects your ability to see clearly. People with cataracts experience:
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Difficulty seeing at night
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Double vision
- Halos around bright objects
People with untreated cataracts typically report that the world looks less vivid or bright than it did before. While cataracts aren’t dangerous in and of themselves, they can adversely affect your ability to see.
What is cataract surgery?
Texas Eye Doctors treats cataracts with a quick and easy outpatient surgery that replaces your clouded lens with a synthetic lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL).
There are a few different types of IOLs, each of which have distinct advantages in suiting your particular needs and preferences, such as:
Monofocal lenses correct vision for one area of your visual range, typically distance.
Multifocal lenses can correct a full range of vision issues, including nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Accommodating lenses flex with your eyes’ natural muscles, providing you with a continuous range of vision by enabling you to focus at various distances.
Toric lenses are designed to help people with astigmatism.
You enjoy a rejuvenated sense of vision soon after your ophthalmologist replaces your lens with an IOL during cataract surgery.
Improve your vision today and schedule your cataract surgery with Texas Eye Doctors by calling the office or booking a visit online.