Category: Cataract Surgery

What Life with Untreated Cataracts Is Like

You can expect specific vision changes as you get older. Most adults require reading glasses in their late 40s and 50s, and nearly half of the population will develop cataracts by age 75. While you can quickly adapt to needing reading glasses because of the natural loss of near vision that comes with age, living […]

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When Should I Consider Cataract Surgery?

Technology has given patients more time and flexibility when scheduling cataract surgery. Before the newest laser techniques, patients were advised to wait until a cataract was said to be “ripe” — mature enough to be easily removed from the surface of the eye. Now cataracts can be removed at any stage of development.  Below, the […]

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Advances in Multifocal IOLs

As cataract surgical procedures and product design technology continue to advance, patients have more choices than ever for the intraocular lenses (IOL) that restore clear vision by replacing the eye’s clouded natural lenses. These new options provide clarity of vision across a range of distances, while offering a comfortable lens that never wears out and […]

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Do Certain Eye Diseases Run in Families?

There is scientific evidence showing that some eye diseases are partially attributed to genetic factors. This means if you have a family history of certain eye diseases, you have a higher risk of developing these diseases. Here, the team at Austin Eye discusses common eye diseases that run in families and what you can do […]

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5 Things to Know About Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens that results in blurred vision. As the cataract continues to develop, it can result in more serious vision problems unless it is properly treated. In this post, the team of board-certified ophthalmologists at Austin Eye discusses five things that you should know about cataracts.

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What Happens If Cataracts Are Left Untreated?

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you may be considering having them surgically removed. Cataract surgery is a very common and quick procedure that removes the eye’s natural lens that has become clouded with a cataract and replaces it with a clear artificial lens that restores vision. In its early stages, a cataract does […]

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Timing Your Cataract Surgery

A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. In a normal eye, the natural lens is clear and focuses light onto the retina for clear vision. Over time, proteins found in the eye clump together, clouding the lens and making it more difficult to see clearly. In its early stages, cataracts can be […]

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