Category: Cataracts

Cataracts: What Is and Isn’t Covered by Insurance?

If you’re over the age of 50, asking whether Medicare covers cataract surgery is a wise move. After all, cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide and as you get older, your risk of developing cataracts only increases. Today, cataracts affect more than 22 million Americans age 50 and older, and as the U.S…. Read More


June is Cataract Awareness Month

Mann Eye Institute wants you to know that Cataracts can creep up on you. Here’s everything you need to know. Today’s seniors are more active than ever before. They work out. They watch their diet. They travel and enjoy a significant degree of independence. Basically, they’re inspiring! Much of this trend may be due to… Read More


Can Cataracts be Delayed?

Reduce Your Risk for Cataracts It’s commonly said that if a person lives long enough, he or she will deal with cataracts. But is that actually true? Well, you’d have to have access to a magic ball to say for sure. But here are a few things we do know: Cataracts affect over 24.4 million… Read More


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


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