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Cataract Surgery in McKinney & Allen

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One part of the aging process that affects the eyes of as many as 20 million adults is cataracts. For those having to deal with cataracts, it is often compared to looking through cloudy cellophane or a fogged-up window. As the leading cause of blindness around the world, it is important to entrust your cataract needs to a dependable group of eyecare professionals.

At Heritage Eye Center in McKinney, we have both traditional and premium options for the necessary procedures and intraocular lenses that will help improve and restore your eyesight.

Dial us at (972) 430-4764 to book your first appointment for cataract surgery in McKinney or Allen today!

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract develops when broken down protein builds up and clouds the lens. This can interfere with light entering the eye and reaching the retina to obtain a clear image. Many times the symptoms of cataracts may appear progressively and will not initially affect your eyesight. The clouding may not be as noticeable during the early stages of cataracts when increased lighting and specialized glasses can help. As the clouding intensifies, however, it begins to impair your vision and may start to affect and disrupt your daily activities.

Some signs and symptoms associated with cataracts include:

  • Cloudy, foggy, blurry, or dim vision

  • Worsening night vision and difficulty driving during the dark

  • Sensitivity to light and glare during the day

  • Halo effect surrounding lights

  • Development of nearsightedness, especially in older people

  • Changes in color perception, such as fading and yellowing

  • Frequent changes in glasses prescription

Cataract Surgery & Intraocular Lens Implantation

A traditional cataract surgery starts with topical anesthesia administered through eye drops, or oral medication and intravenous sedatives. This microsurgery involves removing the cloudy crystalline lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The procedure generally takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and the recovery time is minimal, generally taking about 2 to 3 weeks.

What Age Is Best For Cataract Surgery?

People who develop cataracts generally do so after the age of 40. However, the average age of people who receive cataract surgery tends to be around 60.

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery & Premium IOL Options

Laser assisted cataract surgery makes use of a femtosecond laser to make precise incisions onto the natural lens. This laser-assisted procedure is more customized for each patient’s corneal measurements, thanks to personal eye mapping and integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT). Additionally, the reduced amount of ultrasound power utilized during the surgery results in a quicker recovery when compared to traditional manual surgery.

The types of premium intraocular lens alternatives we provide include monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses. These specialized IOLs are able to address astigmatism and increase your range of vision.

Contact us online or call (972) 430-4764 to schedule an appointment or learn more about cataract surgery in McKinney and Allen.

Commonly Asked Questions

What are the benefits of laser-assisted cataract surgery compared to traditional methods?

Laser-assisted cataract surgery offers several benefits over traditional methods, including more precise incisions due to femtosecond laser technology, personalized eye mapping, and integrated optical coherence tomography (OCT) for customized treatment. Additionally, the reduced use of ultrasound power during the procedure promotes a quicker recovery time, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner.

How do premium intraocular lenses (IOLs) improve vision after cataract surgery?

Premium intraocular lenses, such as monofocal, multifocal, and toric lenses, are designed to address specific vision issues like astigmatism and to enhance the range of vision. These advanced IOLs can provide clearer vision at various distances, potentially reducing the need for glasses or contact lenses post-surgery. At Heritage Eye Center, we offer these premium options to cater to the individual needs of our patients in McKinney and Allen.

What is the typical recovery time after undergoing cataract surgery?

The recovery time after cataract surgery is generally minimal, with most patients experiencing a significant improvement in their vision within 2 to 3 weeks post-procedure. During this period, patients are advised to follow their surgeon's instructions, which may include using prescribed eye drops and avoiding strenuous activities to ensure a smooth and successful healing process.

How can I tell if I am developing cataracts and need to consider surgery?

If you're experiencing symptoms such as cloudy, foggy, or dim vision, worsening night vision, sensitivity to light and glare, halos around lights, or frequent prescription changes for your glasses, you might be developing cataracts. Heritage Eye Center in McKinney provides comprehensive evaluations to determine if cataract surgery is necessary for you to restore and improve your eyesight.

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