Latest techniques in treatment
A cataract is a clouding of the lens of the eye that affects your vision. Most cataracts are age-related. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had eye cataract surgery. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot be spread from one eye to the other. The lens is a clear part of the eye that helps focus light, or an image, on the retina. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.
Eye cataract surgery involves replacing the clouded lens with a new clear lens implant, called an intraocular lens, or IOL. There is exciting potential in the newer types of IOLs, which include:
- Toric Lenses – Correct astigmatism.
- Multifocal Lenses – Reduce dependence on eyeglasses by allowing you to see better at a variety of distances. However, you may still need glasses for some tasks.
- Aspheric Lenses – Provide better contrast sensitivity.
The ophthalmology doctors at Brazosport Eye Institute (BEI) use the latest techniques to remove all kinds of cataracts and the latest IOLs to replace clouded eye lenses. Our board-certified and fellowship-trained eye surgeons offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment options to fit your lifestyle.
Dr. Frank Grady is considered a pioneer in the treatment of cataracts. He performed the first intraocular lens implant in the state of Texas.
Our well-trained staff and surgical coordinators will work closely with you to answer all of your questions and walk you step-by-step through the eye cataract surgery process.
To learn how exceptional care from our team can clear your vision, call Brazosport Eye Institute at 979.297.2961. You can also schedule your consultation by filling out our online Request an Appointment form. Our cataract patients visit us from Freeport, Angleton, Pearland, Lake Jackson (Brazoria County, TX) and Bay City (Matagorda County, TX).