One of the most exciting and growing fields in ophthalmology in the past decade has been the field of advanced cataract surgery. Not long ago, cataract surgery was a procedure that required significant down time and provided limited vision benefits following the procedure. This is not so with today’s advanced cataract procedure options at Mann Eye Institute.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s natural lens as a part of the body’s normal aging process. As a cataract matures, reading and driving may become more difficult.
In the past, cataract surgery involved removal of the cataract with a metal blade and stitches, which resulted in an extensive recovery period. With today’s advanced laser technology, most patients are able to enjoy our blade-free, no-stitch laser cataract procedure, which results in a safer, more precise procedure and quicker recovery times.
In fact, you can now take advantage of our Active Life Lens procedure for cataracts, which is designed to help reduce (and in some cases, eliminate) the need for readers, bifocals or trifocals following the procedure. What’s more, laser cataract surgery with the Catalys laser system now brings a new level of accuracy to the cataract procedure itself, and many patients are back to normal activities within days following the procedure.
Discover more about these two breakthrough technologies and how patients are taking advantage of advanced cataract surgery to live the active lifestyles they desire. Our Austin and Houston cataract surgery experts can help you understand all technology and lens implant options during a diagnostic eye exam.