Category: Cataract Surgery

Font Resizer

June 2022 is cataract awareness month

Each year, June is declared Cataract Awareness month to shed light on this leading cause of blindness in the U.S. The CDC reports that more than 20 million Americans over 40 have a cataract in at least one eye. The good news: cataracts can be easily treated with a success rate of up to 98%*…. Read More


Dr. Labor First to Implant New RayOne EMV Intraocular Lens

Eye Consultants of Texas founder and chief surgeon, Phillips Kirk Labor, MD is the first in North America to implant the Rayner RayOne EMV, a unique new premium intraocular lens (IOL) which received FDA approval in March 2021. The RayOne EMV was developed by Rayner in collaboration with world-renowned eye surgeon, Professor Graham Barrett. “Rayner… Read More


Dr. Labor first in Dallas-Fort Worth to use unprecedented new cataract surgery lens implant.

Eye Consultants of Texas is the first Dallas-Fort Worth practice to acquire the revolutionary RX Sight® Light Adjustable Lens™ (LAL), making Founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, the first eye surgeon in Dallas-Fort Worth to implant this amazing lens during cataract surgery. Using special photosensitive material developed by a Nobel Prize winning scientist, the LAL is… Read More


First in Texas to Use Revolutionary New Sedative for Cataract Surgery

Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, recently became the first in Texas to use the MKO Melt, a new oral sedative designed to replace the IV normally required in cataract surgery – also called IV-Free cataract surgery. This represents one of many cataract surgery innovations Eye Consultants of Texas has introduced to DFW over the years, allowing… Read More


Study Claims Cataract Surgery Can Improve Sleep

According to a recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail, a study at Nara Medical University in Japan found that patients who had cataract surgery sleep better. At the heart of this study: the clouding of the lens preventing light from reaching the part of our brains that sets our body clocks. The study had… Read More


Recent Research Discovers Potential New Cataract Treatment

A cataract forms when proteins accumulate, malform and clump together. This is what causes the clouding over of the transparent lens of the eye resulting in blurred vision, halos at night, and having to reach for eyeglasses more often. Ever since cataract treatment entered the modern era, research has continually ramped up to find the… Read More


The three main types of cataracts

Cataracts can affect people 40 years of age or older. The organization, Prevent Blindness America (PBA), has estimated that as many as 30 million Americans will have cataracts by the year 2020. PBA also estimates that that there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Developing a cataract… Read More


Arcade Game May Further Reveal Cataract Growth

If you’re at or near the age to develop cataracts you’re well aware of the “penny pusher” or “coin pusher” arcade game. Basically you drop a coin in and it lands on a moving platform of other coins. If you drop it at the right time in the right spot, your coin pushes other coins onto… Read More


Study Shows ORA Can Improve Toric Lens Outcomes

Eye Consultants of Texas was the first Dallas/Fort Worth practice to use what is now the ORA System – the first intraoperative abberometer technology that provides real-time measurements of the eye during cataract surgery. On January 1, 2014, an Ophthalmology Times online article appeared about a study which showed ORA technology significantly improves refractive and… Read More


New Cataract Patient Testimonials

Advancing cataract surgery for our Dallas/Fort Worth patients continues to be a tremendous focus of our practice. We are always appreciative to know how our patients feel about their experience; whether they simply tell us, note this on our patient feedback form, or by email. Here are two actual Eye Consultants of Texas patients who… Read More