Cataract Surgery in McKinney
Cataract Surgery In McKinney
If you’re looking for cataract surgery in McKinney, LaserCare Eye Center offers a range of solutions to help restore your vision, to help you to regain your confidence and improve your quality of life. We are able to offer state of the art surgeries that can give you the clear vision you are looking for, as well as minimize the need for glasses going forward.
Previously, cataract surgery relied upon the implantation of thick lenses in the eye itself, leaving patients with unattractive “coke bottle” glasses after surgery. Advances in modern laser technology, however, now mean that the LaserCare Eye Center can offer the latest surgical solutions for cataract patients in McKinney.
What Are Cataracts?
Usually associated with being a normal part of the aging process, cataracts are clouding on the lens of the eye that can lead to poor or blurred vision. The lens, where cataracts form, is positioned behind the colored part of your eye – the iris – and will eventually affect the sharpness of your vision and the way that light passes into your eye.
The lenses in your eyes become less transparent and thicker with age, causing tissues to break down and join together. It is this degeneration of the eye that leads to clouding in small areas of the lens. As the cataract grows, so too does the area of clouding and the loss of vision.
The conditions tend to develop slowly over time and the patient may not have any obvious symptoms in the early stages. As the years’ pass, cataracts can progress, meaning that the changes in vision become more pronounced and difficult to manage.
If cataracts are left entirely untreated, they can result in a progressive loss of vision, and in some cases, even blindness. For the vast majority of patients, our cataract surgery can easily rectify the condition, leading to an almost immediate improvement in both vision and quality of life.
What Are The Symptoms Of Cataracts?
As cataracts progress, the symptoms become more noticeable. These may include:
- Clouded or blurred
- Difficulty with vision at night
- An increased sensitivity to light and glare
- The need for brighter light for reading
- Seeing “halos” around lights
- A frequent changing eyeglass or contact lens prescription
- Fading or yellowing of colors
- Double vision in a single eye
In the early stages, the cloudiness in the vision may only affect a small area of the eye, but as the cataract grows, so too will the size of the clouded area.
What Cataract Surgery Options Are Available At LaserCare Eye Center?
As one of the very first DFW area practices to offer genuine Laser Cataract Surgery in McKinney, LaserCare Eye Center offers specialist care and treatment for our cataract patients. As specialists in technologically and advanced cataract surgery in McKinney, we have a range of treatment options available.
Laser Cataract Surgery
This most innovative approach to the correction of cataracts has long been championed by our surgeon, Dr. Gicheru. As one of the very first registered practices to work with lasers during cataract surgery, we are confident that our experience and the results we offer are second to none.
The Lensx Laser Cataract System is the leading solution for sufferers of cataracts worldwide, and we are delighted to be able to offer this laser-assisted cataract surgery to our patients in McKinney.
Using precise and customizable laser incisions instead of blade incisions, our surgeons are able to soften the lens to allow for the easy removal of the cataract. The automated procedure also offers a far greater level of surgeon visualization using high definition Ocular-CT technology.
Refractive Cataract Surgery
Refractive cataract surgery utilizes both Advanced Technology Lens implants and laser technology. Designed to fully reduce your dependence on glasses following cataract surgery, our refractive cataract surgery in McKinney will optimize your vision.
This type of cataract surgery can correct your vision using a variety of customizable solutions. We work with advanced multifocal lenses that can correct you’re far, near and intermediate distance vision at the time of surgery. We can also offer further LASIK procedures to fine-tune your vision following cataract surgery and correct astigmatism.
The Refractive Cataract Surgery offered at our McKinney LaserCare Eye Center provides true laser cataract surgery using a Femtosecond laser, which is similar to the lasers used for LASIK surgery. We are also delighted to be able to offer the ORA Smartvision system that offers an unparalleled level of customization during cataract surgery in McKinney, especially for post-refractive (LASIK) patients.
The ORA SmartVision procedure uses aberration to select a lens power during surgery. With previous forms of cataract surgery practices, the surgeon would need to use complex calculations to pick the lens before the surgery is undertaken. With the pioneering ORA Smartvision procedure, our patients will have a new lens fitted during the procedure, meaning the match is always near perfect and the need to glasses following surgery is significantly reduced.
Our refractive cataract surgeons are Board Certified in Ophthalmology and have many years of experience of providing successful and long-lasting solutions for cataract patients in McKinney. We work with a wide range of lens implants that can correct vision from both near and far.
Standard Cataract Surgery
In some cases, patients come to us for standard cataract surgery. This traditional treatment involves the simple removal of the cataract and placement of a standard monofocal lens. While this type of treatment costs less than laser or refractive surgeries, it is not possible to correct astigmatism or multiple distances, and the patient should expect to still need to wear glasses after surgery. While we would love to see all of our patients walk away and enjoy the benefits of more advanced lens solutions, we also understand that this is the type of cataract surgery that insurance companies are willing to pay for.
Who Is Suitable For Cataract Surgery In McKinney?
Depending on the type of surgery you opt to undergo, the restrictions will vary. Not all candidates are suitable for all types of surgery, and you would need to book a consultation with our surgeon to go over symptoms, risks and options.
Speak To Us Today To Find Out More About Cataract Surgery In McKinney
All of our laser cataract surgery is performed at Park Central Surgical Center in McKinney, and our surgeon and his team will be more than happy to discuss your suitability for surgery, as well as address any concerns you may have. Call LaserCare Eye Center today on 214-328-0444 to book your first appointment for cataract screening.
McKinney is about 32 miles north of Dallas and is part of the DFW metroplex. It is Collin county’s second largest city after Plano. Attractions in McKinney include Heard Natural Science Museum, the Chestnut Square Historical Village, Towne Lake Recreation Area, and the Gabe Nesbitt Community Park.
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