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If you experience a clouding in your vision, it could be cataracts. This is perfectly normal and, in the majority of cases, easily treated with little or no discomfort. As cataract treatment advances, Eye Consultants of Texas is advancing with it. Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is a leading Dallas, Fort Worth and Grapevine cataract specialist with expertise in the very latest cataract procedures available. In fact, he has been the first in Texas or locally to use a number of these advanced procedures.

What are Cataracts?

Cataracts form when the naturally clear lens inside of the eye begins to opacify or “fog up,” as protein builds up on the natural lens. This clear lens is responsible for letting light into the eye and refracting it onto the retina. As a cataract forms on the lens, light is no longer able to get into the eye, resulting in blurry vision. When left to progress, a cataract can generally cause blindness. Millions of Americans are affected by cataracts each day. Luckily, cataract surgery is extremely effective, quick and safe. In many cases, patients experience the best vision of their lives shortly after surgery.

Cataract Symptoms

Cataracts develop very slowly over a course of years. They may not be noticeable at first. Many people think they just need a new prescription, when in reality their blurry vision is a result of cataract development.

Diagram showing the comparison between vision with and without Cataracts

Most of the time, our doctors are able to diagnose cataracts before the patients even see a difference in vision (a good reason to attend eye examinations regularly!). If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be developing cataracts:

  • Blurry vision
  • Inability to see detail, especially at night
  • Seeing halos around lights
  • Dull color vision
  • Vision loss
  • Daytime/nighttime glare
  • Requiring more light to read

Cataract Treatments

Here at Eye Consultants of Texas, we know that dealing with cataracts can be difficult. But treating them doesn’t have to be. Cataracts are only treatable through surgery, however, we strive to offer only the best and most effective cataract removal methods available. With us, you have options! Before you schedule your cataract surgery, you’ll meet with a doctor to determine which method of treatment best suits your needs.

What should you expect if you have a cataract consultation at Eye Consultants of Texas? Click here to find out.

No Stitch, No Patch Cataract Surgery

With this procedure, anesthesia is applied using a topical gel instead of an injection. Dr. Labor makes a tiny precise incision, then breaks up and gently removes the cataract using ultrasound. Because the incision is so small no stitches are required. You don’t need to wear an eye patch because the eye is numbed topically.

Cataract Surgery Procedure Diagram

Femtosecond Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery (FLACS)

In our FLACS surgery suite, Dr. Labor uses the advanced LENSAR Laser System. This has revolutionized cataract surgery by allowing the procedure to be customized with the highest level of precision. Read More

Premium Smart Lenses

The Light Adjustable Lens is one of several FDA-approved Premium Smart Lenses we offer that can further improve your cataract surgery results. These include: the RxSight® Light Adjustable Lens™, RayOne EMV, Crystalens® accommodating IOL, PanOptix® Trifocal lens, Symfony® Extended Depth of Focus lens, TRULIGN™ Crystalens® Toric, and enVista® Toric. Read More

Our cataract patients see clearly just days after surgery, and years after that with far less dependency on glasses. It all starts with a thorough cataract evaluation. This is where we help you decide if you should have the surgery, discuss your surgery and lens options, and tell you everything you need to know. Most importantly, we make sure you’re entirely comfortable long before anything is done.

LoneStar Ambulatory Surgery Center (LSASC)

This comfortably appointed, state-of-the-art surgery center is connected to Eye Consultants of Texas. Carefully planned and built from the ground up, LSASC is equipped for any ophthalmic or oculoplastic outpatient surgery. It is also where we perform all cataract surgery and lens implantation procedures. Click here to visit the LoneStar Ambulatory Surgery Center website.

If you’re experiencing cataract symptoms, it’s easy to schedule your evaluation. Simply call our Grapevine office at 817-410-2030 and we’ll take care of everything.