Cataract Surgery in Northeast Side

Cataract Surgery in Northeast Side

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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. EyeTX - Walzem 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 Northeast Side

Our optometry practice in Northeast Side

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Hours
  • Monday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Sunday Closed
  • May. 27 Closed
Insurance Plans
  • VSP
  • Medicare
  • United Healthcare
  • Aetna
  • Spectera
  • Superior Vision
  • Davis Vision
  • Tricare
  • Medicaid
  • Avesis
  • Anthem
  • National Vision Administration (NVA)
  • UMR
  • EyeMed
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • VBA
  • AlwaysCare
  • Blue Cross
  • MetLife
  • Eyetopia
  • Heritage Vision Plans
  • WellCare
  • Devoted Health Plans

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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- Apr. 24, 2024
Doctor was incredibly patient and listened to my concerns I had with my last pair of lenses.
- Apr. 17, 2024
Everyone was very friendly and professional. Enjoyed my visit and great contact lenses and glasses w... ere picked up.
- Apr. 16, 2024
Excellent costumer service.
- Mar. 23, 2024
The doctor was great. I really appreciate him explaining everything to me.
- Mar. 22, 2024
Always efficient and friendly. I have been traveling from out of town just to keep the same annual ... exams and service and will continue to do so.
- Mar. 16, 2024
They were super friendly,positive and professional after I mistakenly went to the wrong place,called... complaining they were closed and showed up late. Bad morning. places now a days would have been so rude but they weren't. They laughed it off with me not at me and I can't thank them enough for being so kind. They managed to still fit us in the schedule. Exams were quick but they weren't rushed. The dr listened to all our questions and concerns. I highly recommend them! Thank you again ladies! You made my day a whole lot better after your kindness.
- Feb. 11, 2024
Staff is very friendly & knowledgeable. They also have a good assortment of glasses.
- Feb. 02, 2024
Great service..very professional..
- Jan. 30, 2024
Thanks for the check up
- Jan. 27, 2024
Excellent service and reasonable prices.
- Jan. 25, 2024
My recent two experiences with this location was wonderful. The staff is friendly and helpful and bo... th providers were knowledgeable and took the time to explain things to us. I highly recommend!
- Jan. 23, 2024
Office is small and comfortable, doesn’t make you feel like you are getting shuffled in and out of... exam rooms like cattle. The whole staff is warm and kind. Dr. J is straight to the point and sweet and took time to answer my questions ❤️
- Jan. 19, 2024
Awesome service
- Jan. 17, 2024
Professional…friendly. Relaxed atmosphere.
- Jan. 15, 2024
They were welcoming and knowledgeable. Their instruments were top rate and they had a decent selecti... on of glasses. I cannot think of anything more needed.
- Jan. 10, 2024
Dr. Elder and the EyeTX Team are great! This is the most accurate Px I’ve ever had for my contact... s or glasses. I’m seeing 20/15. I also recommend doing the eye photo machine scan they have, it was interesting seeing the image. Everyone was friendly and I was in and out in great time.
- Jan. 03, 2024
Friendly staff. Quick service. Definitely recommend the place.
- Dec. 31, 2023
Very nice establishment. Talented, friendly & helpful staff.
- Dec. 11, 2023
Been getting eye exams since I was 12 and this is the best location I've ever been too! The employee... s are so kind and they make sure to get you in and out with what you need. So grateful to have found this spot!
- Nov. 29, 2023
Staff was very friendly and professional,

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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 Northeast Side 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 EyeTX - Walzem.

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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