BY MEREDITH KNIGHT
The team here at Heritage Eye Center specializes in comprehensive eye care. We offer complete eye exams, cataract evaluation including surgery, diabetic eye care, dry eye therapy, and other services. We also offer evaluation and treatment for glaucoma and macular degeneration. We can perform multiple minor laser procedures, if needed.
A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. It is brought on by aging or eye injury. The lens becomes cloudy, preventing light from passing clearly to the retina. Some describe it as similar to looking through frosted glass.
Cataracts can develop in one or both eyes. A patient with cataracts will eventually find it hard to read or drive a car, especially at night. As cataracts develop slowly, most people don’t know they have them at first. However, the clouding progresses and vision will gradually worsen. Eventually the vision impairment affects the patient’s ability to carry out everyday tasks. At this point, surgery is typically recommended.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common, safest, and most effective operations performed in the United States, and about 90% of patients enjoy better vision afterward. So much better, in fact, that folks who have worn glasses for years often find they no longer need them. The cataract specialist at Heritage Eye Center, Dr. Sanjay Patel has performed thousands of successful cataract surgeries and has invested in next-generation laser technology to make cataract correction even more precise and bladeless.
Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery
You can choose the lens you receive during cataract surgery, and you can choose the technology that is used to perform the procedure. Now the choice between traditional cataract surgery versus laser-assisted cataract surgery is available at Heritage Eye Center.
Dr. Patel is excited to bring laser cataract surgery to Heritage Surgery Center in McKinney. Their precision-based LenSx Laser operates with unmatched accuracy and computer control, helping to customize the procedure to your eye. The benefits of the laser surgery are numerous. having the laser assist in performing cataract surgery makes it more precise. Using measurements taken by OCT (optical coherence tomography), the surgeon uses the laser to treat astigmatism at the time of surgery. Less astigmatism means less likelihood of the patient needing glasses.
As with tradition cataract surgery, the procedure is performed at the Heritage Surgery Center. Laser-assisted cataract surgery helps make the recovery faster, the procedure more accurate, and the outcomes better.
Premier Team of Specialists
Dr. Patel is joined at Heritage Eye Center by ophthalmologists, Dr. James Norbury, sub-specialist Dr. Grant Gilliland, and Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Dr. Joseph Constable. This exemplary team is now accepting new patients.
You may have a cataract if you experience:
- Cloudy or blurry vision
- Faded colors
- Headlights, lamps, or sunlight appearing too bright
- A halo around lights
- Poor night vision
- Multiple images in one eye
- Frequent prescription changes in eyeglasses or contact lenses
Note: These symptoms also can be a sign of other eye problems.
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