Cataract Surgery in Southwest Houston

Cataract Surgery in Southwest Houston

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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

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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. Memorial Eye Center - Meyerland 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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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Southwest Houston

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  • Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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.

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- Oct. 28, 2022
Definitely recommended! The staff is really nice and Dr. Wong is super knowledgeable.
- Oct. 26, 2022
Dr. Wong was great!
- Oct. 23, 2022
very friendly & professional with expertise I can depend on
- Sep. 22, 2022
I visited yesterday for an OCT test. Dr. Wong patiently explained to me the results in details. She ... Show Morehas been my optometrist for many years and she has been very friendly and considerate. Both doctor and staffs treated me friendly and with respect.
- Aug. 07, 2022
Memorial Eye Center staffs were friendly, helpful.
- Apr. 18, 2022
If I can give them 10 stars, I would. Great service from every single person at that place. Harold, ... Show MoreGina, and Dr. Zaibak stand out. Everyone is very willing to help and extremely responsive. The quality of their glasses is great, price are good and the store is very clean and well maintained. I’ll always recommend this place!
- Apr. 10, 2022
My experience has always been great. Dr Zaibaq always takes his time and explains everything in an u... Show Morenderstanding manner. I always enjoy talking to him. He has been my Optometrist for 15 years and he is just awesome!
- Jan. 20, 2022
The staff is great, when you need to talk to someone, there is always someone available. Everyone kn... Show Moreows their stuff.
- Dec. 20, 2021
Friendly, professional, and fast service!! Dr. Wong is wonderful as is the rest of the staff. I love... Show More my new progressives and my cool, new sunglasses!
- Dec. 17, 2021
Dr. Zaibaq is an extremely thorough and thoughtful Optometrist. I highly recommend him.
- Nov. 18, 2020
Been coming here for years, Dr.Zaibaq has always been very professional and helpful. Especially in C... Show Moreorona times Dr.Zaibaq came in clutch. I've since gotten checked up with Dr.Wong for the last 3 years and have never been happier with the level of service and prescriptions.
- Oct. 22, 2018
Dr. Wong was very professional and answered all my questions. She was very patient and let me try on... Show More many different brands of contacts until I found one I liked. Any issues I had were immediately fixed. When I told her one eye did not see as clearly as the other, she took me back to the room, ran some tests, and was quickly able to make the adjustment. The lady fitting glasses is very good too. I have a high prescription so the lenses are quite heavy. It took several visits to find a light enough frame and adjust it so that it wouldn't press down on my nose. The lady was very patient and made sure I was comfortable with my glasses. I know some other places the staff would be lazy to adjust the glasses and tell the customer to go somewhere else, but the people here are very responsible, patient, and skillful at adjusting glasses. I was getting both contacts and glasses, but I could only use my insurance for either frames or contacts but not both. Dr. Wong and other staff wrote down all the pricings for me, whether I get monthly or daily contacts, whether I get year supply, half year, 3 months, whether I use my insurance for frames or contacts, how much I pay after insurance and rebates, etc. It was hard to make a decision at first, but Dr. Wong and staff neatly wrote down all the pricings and helped me find the most cost-effective option. Anyways, the people here are very professional and I recommend this place to everyone.
- Nov. 18, 2016
I'm thoroughly satisfied with my service. From the online appointment setup and verification to the ... Show Moretotal eye examination.
- Nov. 16, 2016
The front desk employees are very nice. I have been going here for years and couldn't be happier wit... Show Moreh everyone working there. Cynthia is especially helpful when ever I go there. The selection of frames is extensive. Dr "Z" is very patient and caring. I would definitely recommend Eye Trends Myerland.
- Jul. 26, 2016
Dr. Zaibaq fits me so well with contact lenses that sometimes I forget that I have them on. Its inc... Show Moreredible! Dedicated to his patients and their eye health.
- Feb. 16, 2016
Dr. Zaibaq is absolutely the best. Wouldn't trust me eye exam with anybody else.
- Feb. 15, 2016
They were so nice and really helped me along the way. Had an insurance issue and they fixed it right... Show More away!!! I love eye trends
- Aug. 25, 2015
I have been coming to this place for years. I had my prescription and just needed to pick out frames... Show More. Memo was very helpful. He has such a pleasant attitude. He was very helpful with me picking my frames. This place has a wide variety of frames and are very trendy. Simply love this place. Memo is great. Highly recommended.
- Jul. 27, 2015
Dr. Zaibaq is extremely professional, thorough and knowledgeable. His priority goes beyond just gett... Show Moreing your eyeglass or contacts prescription right; his concern is in the overall health of your eyes. I highly recommend him and all the doctors at Eye Trends!
- Jul. 11, 2015
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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 Southwest Houston 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.


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 Memorial Eye Center - Meyerland.

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.


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