Cataract Surgery in Coles Crossing South

Cataract Surgery in Coles Crossing South

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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 - Barker Cypress 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 Coles Crossing South 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 - Barker Cypress.

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.

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- Jun. 12, 2024
Professional and friendly Staff had no problems.
- Jun. 11, 2024
If you're looking for technicians, doctors, and even receptionists who are skilled, experienced, cor... dial, and professional, THIS IS THE PLACE FOR YOU! Also, the reception room is easily the most comfortable I've ever seen anywhere! A large variety of comfortable chair designs and even table & chair combinations for groups! I've never seen a reception room that appeared so welcoming and well-equipped! 5-STARS!
- May. 21, 2024
Megan and Amanda were amazing!! Helped me with all my needs, and helped realign my current glasses o... ut of the kindness of their hearts. Very professional, would definitely recommend!
- May. 06, 2024
Caring Staff and Dr. Meeks is awesome!
- May. 01, 2024
Moving to Cypress from Spring, Texas I was nervous finding a new eye doctor but my sister recommende... d this office and I was completely happy with my exam and Dr. Ruchita Sharma! Very professional and knowledgeable staff! Will definitely recommend to my friends and family! And it less than five minutes from home!
- Apr. 27, 2024
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- Apr. 19, 2024
I have been coming here a long time. Although some of the personnel have change they are still easy ... and helpful to work with.
- Apr. 13, 2024
Dr. Sharma went the "extra mile" to print a document that I needed to take with me to the DMV. I was... very thankful to her for doing that.🙏🏾 Although I was disappointed to learn that Dr. Z is no longer practicing and Memorial Eye Center took over Eye Trends, my overall experience was great! I am glad I can still come to the same "location" for quality eye care. I look forward to my next visit 👀
- Mar. 31, 2024
Very polite, nice and respectful atmosphere. They could teach classes on customer care.
- Mar. 19, 2024
Very professional and thorough service.
- Feb. 12, 2024
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- Feb. 04, 2024
Great place to see professional eye exam services
- Jan. 24, 2024
Service was prompt and everyone was cordial. Thanks
- Jan. 10, 2024
I have a couple of interactions with Alexis in the eye glass area. She is very knowledgeable of all ... products, pricing and is great with customers!. Thank you Alexis for everything! You’re the best!
- Jan. 09, 2024
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- Dec. 28, 2023
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- Dec. 14, 2023
Awesome staff, and professional support! Highly recommend.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Great and affordable place to get your eye exams!
- Nov. 01, 2023
When I had to find a new Optometrist, I chose Dr. Meeks and I am so fortunate that I chose her. Dr. ... Meeks is very knowledgeable. I have Multiple Sclerosis and Dr. Meeks spent time checking the inside and back parts of my eyes, such as my corneas and retinas. I feel so confident and well taken care of with Dr. Meeks. Dr. Meeks is very personable and kind. I would recommend Dr. Meeks to everyone I know.

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  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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