Cataract Surgery in Southwest Houston

Cataract Surgery in Southwest Houston

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(713) 771-2020

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. 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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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 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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- Jul. 19, 2024
This place is great, I want to give a shoutout to Dr. Wong who so patiently and thoroughly took care... of me with my eye exams and picking the right contacts for me. All the staff make me feel welcome and we even can chat together like friends. I appreciate the professional yet warm atmosphere and the professional service.
- May. 09, 2024
They were professional and kind. The appointment ran so smoothly for my son.
- Feb. 14, 2024
Very efficient and good customer service
- Jan. 24, 2024
Was good the Dr. George and his staff are giving excellent services and giving advices and options a... nd the most important they don’t rush with the patient. Thank you!
- Jan. 20, 2024
My family and I have been clients for decades! Dr. Wong is fabulous! We have moved quite a distance ... but I will continue the drive into town for excellent service!
- Jan. 19, 2024
Had a great experience with Memorial Eye Center. The representatives reminded me of my appointment s... everal times and Dr Wong was very thorough and professional.
- Jan. 17, 2024
Dr. Wang and staff we're amazing
- Dec. 07, 2023
Great service and the staff is great always!
- Nov. 18, 2023
Thanks for the experience
- Nov. 13, 2023
I love this place. Doctor and staff were amazing. Doctors bedside manners were amazing and answered ... all the questions I had. After the eye exam and I got to pick out my frames and the staff were amazing and patient because I had no clue what frames looked good on me. I am coming back for the other frames I fell in love with
- Nov. 13, 2023
Amazing
- Sep. 07, 2023
Love Dr Wong! She is always friendly, professional and knowledgable. She explains as she does her ex... am so you are included in the process. My son and I have been patients here for several years. Great atmosphere, great staff, 5 star everytime🙂
- Aug. 14, 2023
(Translated by Google) Very professional, well explained, they treat you well and I feel satisfied w... ith their services. (Original) Muy profesionales, bien explicado , te tratan bien y me siento satisfecha con sus servicios..
- Aug. 09, 2023
I stopped by for an adjustment, and a lady named Grace took very good care of me. Her manager was fr... iendly as well.
- Jun. 30, 2023
This was my first time visiting this facility, and Dr. Zaibaq was fantastic! He thoroughly answered ... all of my questions and went above and beyond to explain what was happening. You can tell he loves his job and cares about his patients. The rest of the staff was amazing too! Everyone was very friendly and professional, and I received some great assistance picking out a new pair of glasses. I would highly recommend this place as your go-to for eye care.
- Jun. 28, 2023
Very nice and knowledgeable personal
- May. 25, 2023
I've been a patient here for a number of years and have always found the doctors and entire staff to... be helpful, courteous and caring.
- May. 12, 2023
Excellent service.
- May. 10, 2023
Great service. Staff at front desk were very helpful in working with me to find what insurance plan ... would cover visit for my son. Went beyond expectations and what I asked for to insure I got best care. Very professional. Dr. Zaibaq was very personable, and helpful. Service with heart and attention to detail. Rare find in our fast paced world.
- May. 09, 2023
I was able to make an appointment right away, the staff is very friendly and Dr. Zaybac was very pro... fesional, He right away told me what to do and how to care for my eye.

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  • Monday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(713) 771-2020

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