Category: Cataracts

Increase Your Vitamin C to Fight Cataracts

Reduce Your Risk for Cataracts Can Vitamin C help prevent cataracts? Let’s see. A cataract is a progressive clouding of the natural lens of the eye that blurs vision, causes colors to appear faded, and generally reduces visual acuity. Once cataracts form, they tend to grow, gradually affecting larger areas of the lens. Cataract fact:… Read More


Speedy Cataract Recovery

June is National Cataract Awareness month, so let’s get to it with eyes wide open. Here are straight-up cataract facts and what patients can do to speed up recovery after cataract removal. A cataract is a progressive clouding of our natural lens. “You’ll get it. I’ll get it. When you’re 50-plus, your lens starts to… Read More


I’m Too Young to Have Cataracts

“Doctor, my eyes. Tell me what is wrong. Doctor, my eyes. Tell me what you see.” (Jackson Browne). If cataracts are the unfortunate answer, then Mann Eye Institute can come to your rescue. A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s naturally clear lens, which lies behind the iris and pupil. Although the exact cause… Read More


New, Improved Technology In Cataract Surgery

Modern Advancements In Cataract Surgery are Helping Patients See Life Better We’ve come a long way, baby…in treating vision problems. Did you know the first reported surgical removal of a cataract from the eye occurred in Paris in 1748? And in 1967, another advancement happened when an American doctor used a technique to remove the… Read More


Poor Vision? We Have Answers To Aging Eyes

When it comes to one of our most precious personal assets—our eyes—it is comforting to know there are choices for caring for them at any age. Here we will discuss problematic vision conditions and specific solutions in restoring your sight to peak performance. 


Dr. Barker Talks Cataract Surgery with CATALYS on “We Are Austin”

It’s always a good day when we have the opportunity to share advances in eye surgery with our friends at “We Are Austin.” Dr. Luke Barker stopped by for a little Q & A with Taylor Ellison about the CATALYS™ Precision Laser making its way to Austin. Q: “So tell us about this breakthrough technology.”… Read More


The Future of Cataract Surgery Comes to Austin

When something revolutionizes corrective eye surgery in such a big way, it should be celebrated. And we are doing just that – celebrating the CATALYS™ Precision Laser coming to Austin! We are the first in the city to perform cataract surgery with this technology, and we are thrilled for our patients who will See Life… Read More


An Active Life Lens that Addresses ALL Your Vision Needs – Say Hello to Symfony

You probably know someone who has had cataract surgery. The truth is, everyone who lives long enough will eventually develop cataracts. It’s one of the leading causes of visual impairment. Modern cataract surgery – which is far less invasive than it used to be – has reached a level of sophistication that allows for better… Read More


Cataract Patients Go “Dropless” and Enjoy Significant Benefits

Cataract patients in Houston have reason to rejoice thanks to a new “dropless” cataract surgery method available at Mann Eye Institute. It is designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery: Postoperative eye drops. In standard cataract surgery, patients are required to diligently use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before and… Read More


6 Common Vision Problems & How to Fix Them

Most of us tend to think of vision problems in terms of blurriness or blindness. In reality, many different types of vision problems exist, and each problem requires different treatments. Here are some of the most common vision problems and how to address them. Nearsightedness (Myopia) Nearsightedness occurs when light entering the cornea focuses in… Read More


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