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.