Cataract Surgery in Klein Crossing

Cataract Surgery in Klein Crossing

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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 - Spring Klein 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 Klein Crossing 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 - Spring Klein.

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. 08, 2024
Got my kids glasses in 7 days after being lied to, messed around and given the wrong prescription by... America's Best or should I say Worst! Memorial eye care made my kids smile and they can't stop talking about how amazing the doctor is. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
- May. 20, 2024
All staff was personable, friendly, knowledgeable, and attentive. A+ Service!
- Apr. 06, 2024
Dr. Nguyen is very considerate of his patients time and safety. The staff are also kind and helpful....
- Mar. 08, 2024
The front office staff was very friendly. I really liked Dr. Nguyen. He was friendly, professional ... and eager to help me understand the condition of my eyes. He was great!
- Feb. 26, 2024
Excellent service. Dr. Nguyen takes great care to get my vision the best it can be, in spite of visi... on issues beyond the normal shortsightedness. His team are courteous and knowledgable. Love, love, love my new glasses!
- Feb. 23, 2024
Very friendly
- Jan. 31, 2024
Great vision place. Highly recommend. Dr. Nugyen was very helpful. Staff very professional and welco... ming. Dr. gave me recommendations on my prescription that works for me at home and for work. Wonderful place.
- Jan. 05, 2024
Outstanding customer service and support
- Dec. 02, 2023
Awesome experience
- Dec. 01, 2023
Dr. Nguyen is attentive, knowledgeable, and informative. His staff are friendly and helpful. I wou... ld definitely recommend this office.
- Sep. 15, 2023
My family comes here for our glasses and eye exams....the ladies at the front desk are so nice and e... ven cracks jokes with ya...the doctor is nice and knowledgeable, I miss the lady doctor that was there before, but the new doctor as stated is great.....I love this place....lol....yeah man
- Sep. 10, 2023
From the front desk personnel to the doctor you will find a very personable staff that is knowledgea... ble and friendly and efficient! This practice gives Saturday appointments! My family will return here annually for our checkup!!!
- Sep. 03, 2023
Everyone is very nice at this location. Services were fast, couldn’t ask for a better in/out situa... tion with also nice convos at the same time. Even picked up my glasses sooner than expected. Second year with dr nyguen and he’s cool and professional
- Aug. 28, 2023
Very nice and friendly staff
- Jul. 18, 2023
I would definitely recommend this place
- Jul. 15, 2023
The best place, the best doctor and the best staff! Flexible appointments
- Jun. 07, 2023
The staff and Dr. Nguyen are very professional and friendly. The eye center is run well - they were ... on schedule, had my insurance and health records ready. Check out was a breeze and all charges were explained. It took about 30 minutes to have the exam and order my glasses. I am very satisfied. We moved to GA and they mailed my daughter's glasses over their and she was so happy to get it.
- Jun. 07, 2023
Excellent place to go for your vision needs. Even if you have your own eye doctor, this place was gr... eat. Prices were fantastic and the staff was amazing!
- Apr. 19, 2023
I was very pleased with the consideration taken by every member of the facility! Any needs or questi... ons I had were addressed preemptively and thoroughly. I felt very respected and heard, will DEFINITELY come back for any future needs.
- Mar. 11, 2023
A great staff that’s always ready to assist you.

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  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
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