Yasir Ahmed, M.D.
Nicholas P. Bell, M.D.
Mark L. Mayo, M.D.
Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S.

The Eye Center of Texas
(713) 797-1010

6565 W. Loop S.
Suite 650
Bellaire, TX 77401

Sugar Land
15400 S.W. Freeway,
Suite 301
Sugar Land, TX 77478

4415 Crenshaw Road
Pasadena, TX 77504

Clear Lake
455 E. Medical Center Blvd.
Suite 110
Webster, TX 77598

690 South Loop 336 West
Suite 205
Conroe, TX 77401
The building is 1mile West of I-45, just after Medical Center Blvd)

Katy Medical Complex
Kingsland Medical Plaza
777 S. Fry Road
Suite 102
Katy, TX 77450

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Eye Center of Texas...Celebrating over 80,000 Successful Cataract Procedures

Yasir Ahmed, M.D., Nicholas P. Bell, M.D., Mark L. Mayo, M.D, and Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S. are highly accomplished cataract surgeons in Houston, Texas. They are known as ‘The Eye Doctors…Eye Doctors’ because Houston optometrists not only refer their patients to Eye Center of Texas, but they also refer their family, their friends and themselves.

Cataracts affect over 24 million people in the U.S. and are widespread among people aged 55 and older. Though most people have heard of cataracts, not everyone knows exactly what they are. Contrary to popular belief, they are not a film growing over your eye. A cataract is a clouding of the eye that prevents light from passing to the retina. Proteins shed from your eye’s lens and gather to form clouded spots. These old cells become compacted into the center of the lens, preventing light and images from reaching the retina. This can cause obscured or blurred vision, like looking through a foggy window. The only way to truly correct vision is to have cataract surgery to remove your clouded lens and insert an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery can offer an opportunity to correct other vision problems you may have, such as astigmatism or presbyopia. The doctors at Eye Center of Texas will help you determine which lens is right for you based on your eyes, your visual needs, and your lifestyle.

During cataract surgery, the surgeon makes a small incision in the eye and inserts a surgical instrument to break up the cataractous lens. The pieces of the lens are gently extracted from the eye and the lens is replaced with an IOL. The IOL is designed to improve the patient’s vision after surgery.

The surgeons at Eye Center of Texas were one of the first in Houston and in the country to offer Laser Cataract Surgery with the LenSx femtosecond laser. Using a laser improves patient comfort, makes recovery time shorter and greatly enhances the accuracy of the treatment.

Cataract surgery is a quick procedure — the patient usually leaves the surgery center within a few hours of treatment. The doctors and staff with coordinate post-operative care, ensuring that the patient progresses normally after surgery and achieves the desired outcome.

Drs. Ahmed, Mayo, and Wade are also talented Houston LASIK/PRK surgeons. Drs. Ahmed and Wade also offer the EVO Visian ICL treatment for patients who are not good candidates for LASIK or PRK.

Along with their team, the doctors treat other types of eye diseases and disorders as well, including glaucoma, dry eyes, and keratoconus.

To schedule an appointment, please contact the Eye Center of Texas by calling (713) 797-1010.

What Do Patients Say About the Eye Center of Texas?

“Dr. Wade recently did my cataract surgery, and I LOVE, LOVE my new vision! I decided to go with the lens, and now I can see all distances, even close up (I haven’t been able to read a menu without reading glasses for 30 years). The staff were great, and I really appreciate how everyone helped me understand the process. I highly recommend Dr. Wade and his staff!”

“The staff at the Bellaire facility has been nothing short of terrific. They are courteous and understanding without fail. I have had multiple eye issues and I feel very confident that all is being done that can be done.”

More About Drs. Wade and Mayo

Yarir Ahmed, M.D., graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland with degrees in physiology and neurobiology. In 2012, he earned his doctorate from Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. He completed a medical internship at Harvard’s Mount Auburn Hospital and an ophthalmology residency at Penn State before participating in a cornea and external fellowship at Thomas Jefferson University in 2016. Prior to joining Eye Center of Texas, Dr. Ahmed worked in Northern Pennsylvania at a high-volume surgical practice where he was one of the only cornea specialists in the region. He is a member of the Texas Medical Association, the Harris County Medical Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Nicholas P. Bell, M.D.Nicholas P. Bell, M.D. grew up in Boca Raton, FL, and received his undergraduate education at Duke University where he graduated Cum Laude with a major in Biology.  He received medical degree from University of Miami School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the prestigious Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society.  Dr. Bell completed his medical internship (1999), Ophthalmology surgical specialty residency (2002), and Glaucoma subspecialty fellowship (2003) training at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston.  Dr. Bell’s research interests have included working toward a better understanding of the causes and management of angle closure glaucoma, as well as investigating medical and surgical options for glaucoma during cataract surgery.  He has been an investigator in several clinical studies and presented research findings in numerous ophthalmic journals and at national and international meetings.

Mark L. Mayo, M.D.Mark L. Mayo, M.D., a native Houstonian, graduated at the top of his classes at the University of Texas at Austin and Southwestern Medical School. He completed a medical internship at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas and a three-year surgical specialty residency at the prestigious Wills Eye Hospital, where he was named chief resident. Dr. Mayo returned to Houston to start his practice, and merged with Dr. Wade in 2007. He has served as the Chairman of Surgical Specialties at Bayshore Medical Center and is the medical director of OptiCare for the entire state of Texas.

Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S.Edward C. Wade, M.D., F.A.C.S., graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Illinois, and first in his class at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Baylor College of Medicine, where he was named chief resident, and completed a fellowship program in retinal disease and surgery at the prestigious Bascom-Palmer Eye Institute in Miami. Dr. Wade returned to Houston and co-founded the Eye Center of Texas. Over the course of his career, he has been recognized as a top LASIK and cataract surgeon, lecturing around the world on a variety of eye care topics. Dr. Wade is also extensively published.

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