Category: Cataracts

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


Cataract Facts for National Cataract Awareness Month

June is National Cataract Awareness Month, and in order to spread awareness of cataracts we have some cataracts facts for you. Also be sure to check out the video below where Dr. Barker was a guest on We Are Austin to discuss cataracts. What is a Cataract and What Do They Look Like? A cataract… Read More


Senior Vision: 9 Tips for Safe Driving

Aging is inevitable, and change is a part of aging. For seniors, staying safe while driving can be a challenge. Changes in vision or hearing can cause problems, and reaction times may slow. Fortunately, seniors can make driving safer by following these nine tips. 1. Avoid Driving During Twilight or at Night. If seniors have… Read More


Common Causes of Cataracts

Cataracts refer to the cloudy occlusion of the eye’s natural lens. Although cataracts occur most often in the elderly, anyone, at any age, can develop a cataract. What Causes a Cataract to Form? Just behind the colored part of the eye (the iris), rests the lens. The lens focuses incoming light into a distinct, sharp… Read More


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