Behind the colored part of your eye (the iris), is an M&M shaped structure known as the lens. At birth, this lens is clear. With age, illnesses, previous eye injuries, excessive UV exposure, or certain medications, this lens becomes cloudy. When it appears cloudy, it is called a cataract. Once the cloudiness affects your vision and daily activities, cataract surgery, or removal of this cloudy lens and replacement with a synthetic lens, is considered.
At North Texas Eye Specialists in Irving/Las Colinas, the surgeons are fortunate to have access to the latest technology to diagnose and assess cataracts. Also, they have the opportunity to use cutting edge technology to operate on the cataract. With this new technology, cataract surgery is extremely safe and requires minimal healing time.
In this modern era, there are several methods to perform cataract surgery and several types of synthetic lenses that we can implant in the eye. Options include toric lenses to correct astigmatism, multifocal lenses to allow ranges of vision, or trifocal lenses (PanOptix) to allow you to be glasses free after cataract refractive surgery.
Here at North Texas Eye Specialists, Dr. Husain and her team are dedicated to providing the best of care for you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us today.