Cataract Surgery in Northside

Cataract Surgery in Northside

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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 - Heights Blvd 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 Northside

Our optometry practice in Northside

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Hours
  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Spectera
  • United Healthcare
  • EyeMed
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Medicare

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Mar. 30, 2024
Very good place... very professional
- Feb. 12, 2024
Amazing experience from booking my appointment with an ease and being able to communicate my needs t... o reschedule my appointment was also a breeze. The staffs here are super accommodating and helpful in answering all of my questions as I had a lapse of time in getting my eye exam. Dr. Dixie Yee was extremely knowledgeable and helpful in helping me getting my contact lens exam and also my glasses exam. Choosing the frames and fitting my glasses was also a breeze with the front of office staffs as well. Thank you all for an amazing experience!
- Jan. 28, 2024
Wonderful service! I had a great time. I learned so much about my eye health and which size glasses ... are best for my prescription. I’m beyond pleased!
- Jan. 16, 2024
Great staff, great service convenient location!
- Jan. 08, 2024
The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Love that they were willing to assist. Highly recommen... ded this location.
- Jan. 07, 2024
Madison is an amazing technician! Patient and knowledgable about the procedure. She explains every... thing during the procedure and answers any questions I have.
- Dec. 27, 2023
I like this office. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Dr. Yee is terrific.
- Dec. 02, 2023
Love my experience with this place. My appointment was a blessing ,I had a previous eyecare company ... that I dealt with and there is no comparison. Everyone was nice and professional. They actually had an ophthalmologist on site to help me . Walter helped me with all that I needed and was a very good person. He let me try on several pairs to see what I liked and what I was comfortable with . He even straightened the glasses I already had to keep them from falling . Love this place !
- Dec. 02, 2023
I had an absolute great experience here! The place is clean and welcoming. The whole eye care team w... as very professional and addressed all of my questions and concerns. I left with a new prescription and now I’m waiting on the call to receive my glasses! Walter was such a huge help with picking out my new eye wear! Thank you so much! The whole family is coming here now.
- Nov. 18, 2023
Thorough, efficient and friendly
- Nov. 17, 2023
Everyonec there is knowledgeable and friendly! They really care about their customers! Highly recomm... ended!
- Oct. 09, 2023
I had a great experience. I don't like change very much so after Dr. Rivera retired I was hesitant t... o go back but I am very glad I did. It felt friendly and professional as always. Very happy with everything!
- Sep. 13, 2023
I’ve been a long time patient of this location, the new doctor is fantastic. She’s very attentiv... e, knowledgeable, and has great bedside manner. She caught a chronic problem that the previous doctor never even mentioned to me and after my appointment she casually asked what my job was and after I told her she pulled me back into the exam room to give me more specific information about the risk of high impact job activities that could affect my eye health. She really cares about the health of your eyes.
- Aug. 29, 2023
I had a fantastic experience at Memorial Eye Center. The entire staff was very warm and friendly thr... oughout the visit. Dr. Bui had a wonderful bedside manner while also being efficient with your time! Glad to have established care with such a great team
- Aug. 27, 2023
Super friendly and helpful each time I visit.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Love my eyeglass frames, friendly staff…thorough and efficient optometrist
- Aug. 19, 2023
Staff is very friendly and welcoming. The ophthalmologist was very informative and made my experien... ce comfortable. I highly recommend them! I love my new frames!
- Aug. 17, 2023
Very professional and courteous!
- Aug. 17, 2023
I highly recommend this office for all eye concerns. The entire staff are very helpful and friendly.... I’ve been to many offices over the years. I will continue to be a patient here. It’s a different feeling. They give you the “warm and Fuzzy” family like feeling. I think the staff members are truly friends. I can tell there is a team like atmosphere here.
- Apr. 20, 2023
This is such a wonderful establishment. The entire staff is nice and very welcoming. Dr. Gross is am... azing! She is very thorough with her exams and she answers all questions exceptionally well. I have absolutely no complaints about any of my visits. I’ll for sure be a returning patient.

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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 Northside 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 - Heights Blvd.

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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