Category: Cataracts

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

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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