Cataract Surgery in Pearland

Cataract Surgery in Pearland

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Memorial Eye Center of Pearland will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Pearland optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Memorial Eye Center of Pearland.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 19, 2024
I also buy my glasses from Memorial Eye Care in addition to the my examination because they do my co... mplicated prescription great every year. It was wrong one time in 4 years, but they made it right with no additional costs. They also have a well trained, courteous, friendly and professional staff.
- Jun. 18, 2024
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- Jun. 03, 2024
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- May. 28, 2024
Ana, Michelle, Valeria, and Janet are very so helpful and very knowledgeable in the optical business... . You have an awesome team, keep up the great work!!
- May. 24, 2024
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- May. 23, 2024
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- May. 23, 2024
My first visit to Memorial Eye Center was a great experience! From check-in to eye exams to the dis... cussion with Dr. Nguyen, everything flowed well, and made the most of my appointment time. I highly recommend Memorial Eye Center for all vision needs.
- Apr. 21, 2024
My eyes were having some type of irritation. They got me in very fast and Dr. Ali solved my issue so... fast. The technology was amazing but the whole staff was amazing. Dr. Ali is an amazing doctor! This is my new home for my glasses!
- Apr. 12, 2024
Very knowledgeable and Great customer service
- Mar. 27, 2024
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- Mar. 25, 2024
Highly recommend this clinic. Being in the Healthcare industry, I always treat my members like I wa... nt my family to be treated. Customer Service is a big thing for me. This staff and provider took care of my mommy and were so Customer Service driven, they deserve 10 🌟
- Mar. 09, 2024
Friendly and smooth service. Got right in when I showed up for my appointment. Dr Jones was friend... ly and answered all my questions. Getting frames picked out and paid for a breeze and my glasses came in a week earlier than expected.
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- Jan. 09, 2024
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- Dec. 17, 2023
Dr Nyugen is the best eye doctor ever. I have a harsh astigmatism and with great care she patiently ... dialed my Rx in. Best experience with an eye Dr I've ever had.
- Dec. 07, 2023
Dr, Nguyen is awesome! Very thorough and kind for every interaction! The staff were friendly and hel... pful- thank you again!
- Nov. 18, 2023
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- Nov. 14, 2023
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- Oct. 28, 2023
Great experience! Staff are very meticulous about cleanliness and disinfection processes. Janet was ... so pleasant and helpful with the frame and lens selection process - she made everything easy! Thank you all for a wonderful visit.

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