Laser Refractive Cataract Surgery in Houston, TX
At Eye Excellence, located in Houston and serving Missouri City and the surrounding areas of Texas, we provide the highest level of care possible. We are constantly striving to offer our patients the latest technologies available today. That’s why we’re happy to announce the next breakthrough in technology for our cataract patients: Laser Refractive Cataract Removal.
Introducing Laser Refractive Cataract Removal
With this breakthrough technology, patients have the option of choosing computer-controlled Laser Refractive Cataract removal. This makes cataract removal more predictable, more precise and better than ever before. It allows the surgeon to plan and perform your surgery to exact, individualized specifications not attainable with other surgical methods. Through the use of a femtosecond laser, the same technology used during All-Laser LASIK, cataract surgeons are able to enter the eye, correct corneal astigmatism, open the lens capsular and fragment the cataract.
Laser Cataract Refractive Surgery vs. Traditional Cataract Surgery
Cataract surgery is the most common procedure performed in the United States. Our eyes have a natural lens that works to focus light on the retina, giving us a clear and sharp image of the world. This lens, which is about the size of a chocolate M&M, is somewhat flexible and can change shape slightly to alter the focal distance as we look at our surroundings. Most cataracts are a natural part of the aging process. Over long periods of time, ultraviolet light exposure is thought to gradually cause the lens to become stiff and cloudy. This clouding of the lens is called a cataract. Cataract surgery performed with no shots and no stitches has a recovery time that is minimal.
Advanced Technology Lenses with Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Removal.
When your surgeon removes the cataract, they must replace it with a new artificial lens. Today, our surgeon at Eye Excellence specializes in Advanced Technology Lens Implants, which are designed to allow patients to see virtually all distances, even up close, with little or no dependency on glasses. In conjunction with Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Removal, premium lenses offer more options for high-quality vision.
Please take a look around our Patient Education Room. This is where we counsel patients prior to surgery.
Why Choose Eye Excellence
Experience: Mary T. Green, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified cataract and corneal surgeon who performs hundreds of cataract procedures on patients residing in the Houston area each year.
Knowledgeable and Experienced Staff: In keeping with the highest quality of patient care, the staff consists of licensed professionals, including ophthalmologists (M.D.s), therapeutic optometrists (O.D.s), ophthalmic technicians and opticians. The doctors of Eye Excellence strive to combine cutting-edge technology with old-fashioned caring.
We Have The Right Stuff: Eye Excellence makes it an integral part of our mission to always lead with the newest technology available. The femtosecond laser-assisted cataract technology brings in a level of precision and safety that is second to none. Eye Excellence also offers new innovations in intraocular lens implant technology or Premium Lens Implants that can allow patients to see near, far and in between. At Eye Excellence, we offer Crystalens®, TECNIS® and Toric IOLs to patients interested in reducing or eliminating their dependence on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery.
We’re Always Available: As opposed to most corporate centers, our doctors are available 24/7 to answer any of your questions or concerns. Additionally, we welcome your questions or concerns via e-mail.
Am I A Candidate for Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery?
If you are a patient with cataracts, then you are most likely a candidate for this procedure.
Will I Meet The Surgeon?
Unlike many corporate centers or other offices, Dr. Green will see you during your initial evaluation, perform your surgery and provide you with follow-up care.
Is Cataract Surgery Painful?
Most patients experience very little or no discomfort at all during the procedure. The procedure is performed using a topical anesthetic (eyedrops) or IV sedation to numb the eye. The majority of our patients say they experienced no discomfort during their procedure.
How Long Does The Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery Take?
The procedure itself takes 20 to 30 minutes. You’ll be at our surgery center for about two hours from start to finish, which includes pre-operative and post-operative instructions and tests.
Will I Need to Wear Reading Glasses After My Procedure?
Due to the natural aging of the eye, most patients over the age of 40 need to wear glasses for reading. After standard cataract surgery with a single vision lens, glasses will still be required for reading. However, Eye Excellence does offer several Premium IOL options that allow most patients to do most things without reading glasses or bifocals.
Is Cataract Surgery Covered By Insurance?
Cataract surgery itself is covered by insurance; however, Laser-Assisted Refractive Cataract Removal is considered a premium service and is not covered by Medicare, HMOs or other insurance companies. Eye Excellence offers no-interest payment plans that can fit almost any budget.
The staff at Eye Excellence, located in Houston and serving Missouri City and the surrounding areas of Texas, is passionate about one thing—improving your vision so you can lead a healthier, happier life. Schedule an appointment now and determine whether you are a good candidate for eye or cataract surgery. Contact Eye Excellence today.