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Cataracts

A cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens which is located inside the eye, just behind the iris, the colored part of the eye. When healthy, the clear lens focuses light on the back of the eye--the retina. When the lens becomes opaque and interferes with normal vision (Cataracts), focus of light on the retina is diminished.

Modern medicine is not yet able to reverse the development of cataracts or prevent them from forming. Once a cataract is present, the only means to regain clear vision is to undergo cataract surgery. If you find yourself with a cataract, you are not alone. Help is on the way! Cataract surgery is one of the most common procedures performed in medicine today.

A modern cataract procedure has significant advantages over previous methods of surgery. Today, due to the very small incisions, the eye has increased stability which, typically, shortens the activity restrictions following the procedure. Most activities can be resumed within just 3-4 days. Additionally, patients are often able to notice improvements in their vision in a very short time as well, usually just a few days.

At Gulf Coast Eye Institute, our McAllen and Harlingen eye surgeons have performed thousands of successful cataract procedures, using traditional and advanced laser techniques to help patients regain clear vision.

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