Cataract Surgery in Denton

Cataract Surgery in Denton

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Total Eyecare & Eyewear - Denton will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Denton optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Total Eyecare & Eyewear - Denton.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

Patient Reviews
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- Jun. 10, 2024
Dr Middleton is the best optometrist you can find. His knowledge and care are simply outstanding. I ... have been seeing him for the last 20 years and followed him to this location from the previous one. Highly recommend him!
- Jun. 01, 2024
Dr. Middleton and his staff and friendly and thorough. I highly recommend Total Eyecare.
- May. 16, 2024
Great Doctors. Very thorough. And go see Cindy in eyewear. She knows exactly what you need!
- May. 05, 2024
I’ve been going to them for almost 20 years and they have excellent service and physicians.
- Apr. 30, 2024
Dr. Coleman, Cindy and Lisa are the best!
- Apr. 05, 2024
It was great
- Mar. 27, 2024
Kudos to Cindy Ballard! She is so pleasant to customers, bright smile, gives me 110% of her attentio... n with me finding just the right fit of glasses. I always go back once a year from Jackson,Wyoming because of the service I get.
- Mar. 26, 2024
Shout out to Dr Kimberly Vang! She was very present during the consultation and I left feeling adequ... ately informed about my eye health.
- Mar. 04, 2024
I went in for an annual eye exam a few months ago. With the new prescription, I went and got my gla... sses made elsewhere. Once I received those glasses, I noticed having issues seeing clearly (focus/sharpness) right away and told the establishment about this. They made some adjustments a few times and still no luck. Then they said to see my eye doctor again for a re-examination because the glasses were made to match the new prescription and that there is nothing wrong with them. Keep in mind, these are progressive lenses I'm talking about - which can be tricky to make perfectly by some places. Anyways, after communicating my issues with Lisa (Total Eyecare manager for Denton), she scheduled me for a re-examination with Dr. Heath Coleman (which was who I saw a few months ago for the new prescription). Dr. Coleman saw me and re-examined my eyes and the prescription did not change at all, from the original exam he did just little over 2 months ago. And he went through testing my eyes a few times that day just to make sure the results came back the same. I appreciate that Total Eyecare was able to help me with this matter and also not charge me for this re-examination. And I appreciate Dr. Coleman for taking the time to see me and going through my prescription once again. And I also appreciate Lisa for hearing me out and helping me get this resolved and scheduled. Thank you, Total Eyecare!!!
- Mar. 04, 2024
Friendly and efficient staff
- Mar. 02, 2024
Friendly staff, very prompt service.
- Feb. 08, 2024
Cindi Ballard is the BEST at helping me pick out frames and helping me understand how my new lenses ... work. She is a treasure!
- Jan. 18, 2024
I strongly recommend Dr Vang to anyone who wants the best possible care and expertise.
- Dec. 23, 2023
Dr. Paul Middleton and staff are THE BEST !
- Dec. 08, 2023
Great eyecare from the caring staff at Total Eyecare!!!
- Dec. 06, 2023
Couldn’t be happier Davonte and staff couldn’t have been better.
- Dec. 06, 2023
Great Optometrists & Staff!
- Dec. 05, 2023
Dr Coleman and Cindy are fantastic!
- Nov. 26, 2023
Dr. Vang was very knowledgeable, kind, and accepting of my 5yo who was with me during my exam.
- Nov. 23, 2023
The team at Total Eyecare & Eyewear is very friendly and professional. The office environment is als... o warm and inviting!

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