Cataract Surgery in Spring

Cataract Surgery in Spring

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(281) 719-9926

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 - Riley Fuzzel 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 Spring 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 - Riley Fuzzel.

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 07, 2024
Dr. Pham and her staff are exceptional. The wait was less than 10 minutes and both staff and Dr. wer... e compassionate and thorough with their examinations. I plan to schedule my annual eye appointments here for the foreseeable future.
- Jun. 26, 2024
Good doc, comprehensive exam good communication. pleasant, professional staff, timely services at fa... ir price.
- Jun. 24, 2024
Always a great experience!
- Feb. 15, 2024
Friendly professional service. Doc knew her stuff. Felt taken care of properly. Highly recommend.
- Feb. 01, 2024
Pleasant experience
- Jan. 13, 2024
I was personally greeted by polite and friendly staff as soon as I walked through the door for the f... irst time to the time I went back to pick up my readers. Dr. Bui is awesome. I've never been as pleased with any eye doctor as I have been with her. She's very kind, patient, easy going and knowledgeable. She basically told me the same thing my other (retired) eye doctors told me since I was little, so that's how I know she's knowledgeable. I'll definitely go back to Memorial Eye Center for my future eye care needs.
- Jan. 08, 2024
Dr. Bui was amazing. She was just filling in for the new doctor but I really liked her! Rachel, the... Practice Manager was absolutely incredible. Rachel was helpful, extremely personable had the best sense of humor! She really made the experience fun and I usually can’t say that about eye appointments! Without hesitation, I recommend 100%!
- Nov. 24, 2023
Knowledgeable, friendly and makes you feel welcomed. Very helpful with frame selection and not pushy... when it comes to sales.
- Nov. 17, 2023
Dr. Manvi Madhok is awesome! I go there every year for my annual eye exam. I don’t wear glasses or... contacts but always good to keep an eye on your eyes.
- Aug. 30, 2023
Great service and professionalism. Dr is patient and listens to concerns. Staff are helpful and supe... r friendly.
- May. 28, 2023
Always experiences and friendly staff.
- Apr. 01, 2023
I have been going to Memorial Eye Center for 5 years now. I had glasses for the first 3 years and t... hen they helped me with all my follow up after getting Lasik. 2 years later with annual checkups and some emergency visits for other eye health reasons, they have always had consistently great service.
- Mar. 11, 2023
Great service, good customer service , nice please.
- Feb. 15, 2023
Great office. Very professional staff from front desk to Doctor. Highly recommend them for your eye ... care.
- Jan. 25, 2023
Doctor was nice and pay attention to her patients The office was neat and clean Assistants are polit... e
- Nov. 29, 2022
Fantastic Staff! Very friendly, knowledgeable and the doctor was extremely thorough explaining the ... exam process and results.
- Nov. 27, 2022
Everyone was very friendly.
- Nov. 02, 2022
Very nice and friendly front desk! Great customer service! Dr Madhok is fantastic!
- Oct. 05, 2022
Dr and staff was super nice
- Oct. 01, 2022
Great service from the entire staff! Thanks you!!

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  • Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Medicare
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Want to see clearly again?

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

(281) 719-9926

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