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Category: Cataracts

3 Tips For Choosing An IOL Cost-Effectively

Choosing an IOL is sometimes easier said than done. After all, it is something that will affect the way you see for the rest of your life. For that reason, you need to be careful and choose the right one. But as much as you may want to buy the best IOL, money does factor… Read More


Are You Too Young For Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts are often only thought of as an “old person” affliction. The overwhelming majority of patients with cataracts are over the age of 60. The risk of developing cataracts only gets higher as you get older. But you can also develop them earlier. This can be from environmental factors like exposure to radiation or injuries… Read More


Can You Get Cataracts After You Have Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts affect the lenses of the eyes. They occur when proteins in the lens clump together. Over time, the proteins grow bigger until they are significant enough to block out light. Getting cataract surgery involves removing the cataract and the lens of the eye. The good news about the surgery is that it’s safe and… Read More


What Happens To The Eye When You Have A Cataract?

Cataracts are a common affliction, especially for the older population. Over 24 million Americans suffer from cataracts, and the number is only rising. How does something so widespread work? Cataracts are not some disease that you can easily avoid. In fact, cataracts affect everybody. They are caused when proteins in the lens of the eye… Read More


4 Signs You Need Cataract Surgery

Cataracts are a very common issue to deal with as we age. They occur when the proteins in the lens of the eye clump together and cloud your vision. While it is possible to live with cataracts, you’ll need to consider cataract surgery. When should you get cataract surgery? For most, that time comes when… Read More


What Should I Expect During Cataract Surgery?

We all get cataracts as a result of aging. They are just a part of life. Cataract surgery is a tried and true method of dealing with your cataracts. Although it’s a common surgical procedure, it’s normal to feel some anxiety around it. Sometimes shedding light on the unknown can help make something like cataract… Read More


Why The Trifocal IOL Matters

If you haven’t already heard the news, Westlake Eye Specialists was the first practice in Austin to put in the PanOptix trifocal lens. Now, you may be thinking, why does this matter? New technology is cool, but what’s the big deal? Well, the big deal is that it’s helping our patients see better than ever… Read More


PanOptix Trifocal IOL

AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL FDA Approved

For patients with presbyopia or cataracts, there’s a new option on the market. On August 27, 2019, Alcon announced that the FDA has approved the commercial launch of the AcrySofⓇ IQ PanOptix Trifocal IOL. Keep reading to learn more! What is an IOL? An IOL, or intraocular lens is an artificial lens put in place… Read More


Benefits of Cataract Surgery

Millions of Americans have cataract surgery each year, with an overall success rate of 98% or higher, and the positive impact on patient vision is obvious. Many patients who choose laser-assisted cataract surgery report improved vision before even leaving the recovery room. What you may not realize, however, is just how much cataract surgery can… Read More


Liberate Your Eyes from a Cloudy, Blurry, Dull Haze

Our eyes are always changing. Even if you’ve had perfect vision your entire life, as you grow older you become more susceptible to getting cataracts. In fact, 70% of people over age 75 have age-related cataracts. This vision condition is caused by the build-up of natural proteins on the eye’s lens. Think of this build-up… Read More