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Cataract Surgery


Board-Certified Cataracts Doctors Serving the DFW Area

Everyone gets cataracts at some point because it is a natural part of the aging process. In the United States, approximately 22 million people over 40 experience cataracts. If left untreated, cataracts can rob you of your independence and limit your quality of life. It’s important to get checked for cataracts because it is the leading cause of blindness among adults.

Why Visit Key-Whitman Eye Center?

At Key-Whitman Eye Center, we provide patients with the benefit of having the full range of treatment options. That means you have choices that are designed to improve your vision to match your lifestyle – to help you get more enjoyment from activities ranging from sports and doing crafts to watching TV or using your smartphone and enjoying activities with family.

What is a cataract?

Cataracts occur when the natural crystalline lens or focusing lens behind the pupil, begins to become cloudy and dense, this stops light from entering the retina. Cataracts typically begins to occur in our 40s and 50s when individuals notice that their vision is just not as clear particularly first at near. The progression happens so gradually, that many people don’t realize how much vision they are losing until daily activities are affected like using the computer or driving at night. Only after the procedure, do patients realize that they had been missing out on seeing vivid colors and often our patients wish they had done the procedure sooner.

what causes cataracts?

The most common cause of cataracts is aging but other causes can be:

  • Trauma
  • Medications such as Steroids
  • Systemic Diseases such as Diabetes
  • Prolonged Exposure to Ultraviolet Light
  • Smoking

Symptoms of Cataracts

Symptoms of cataracts, even with the best glasses can include:

  • Blurred or distorted vision
  • Loss of Clarity and Brightness of Colors
  • Loss of Depth Perception
  • Sensitivity to Light – Excessive Glare and Halos Around Lights Especially at Night

If you are having trouble completing everyday tasks due to vision problems, you may have a cataract. Below are a few examples:

  • Driving at night
  • Watching movies / or TV
  • Reading your computer screen or smart phone messages
  • Seeing traffic lights, freeway exists, highway signs or street curbs
  • Completing projects such as writing, sewing, crossword puzzles, sports, reading, and car repair
  • Identifying faces
  • Seeing true vivid colors

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How Are Cataracts Treated?

Since 1961, thousands of patients just like you in the Dallas / Ft. Worth area have chosen our team of highly-skilled doctors and surgeons.

Cataracts are treated by removing the cloudy lens through no-stitch out-patient surgery. Key-Whitman Eye Center offers the latest advances in cataract technology, like femtosecond laser cataract surgery. No matter which option you choose, cataract surgery is a proven procedure that has a long history of being extremely safe and effective.

Your Key-Whitman Eye Center surgeon will gently fragment or emulsify the cataract and replace it with a lens implant. If you choose our advanced technology lenses, you can dramatically decrease your dependence on glasses or contacts. Although we cannot guarantee freedom from glasses, if you choose one of our Custom High Technology lenses, you can maximize freedom from glasses or contacts at all distances for most situations.

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How much does cataract surgery cost?

We accept all types of insurances. Prices may vary, so please contact our office and we can go over the best lens options with you.

Key-Whitman Testimonials

  • “Been seeing the Dr.’s and Staff at Key Whitman for 20 years now. Very knowledgable, expedient and thorough. I highly recommend.” – J.J.
  • “Very professional! These are people I trust. They did cataract surgery for my wife and I. My eyesight is better than all my adult life.” – Norm D.
  • “My experiences at Key-Whitman Eye Center have always been ‘5 star’. I have been a patient now for about 10 years – through cataract surgeries, ongoing glaucoma care and multiple laser surgeries due to pigmentary dispersion syndrome. I am always greeted with a smile (from Shari!) and from every other person who takes care of me during every visit. Key-Whitman Eye Center staff is like family to me!” – Janet D.

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Cataract FAQs

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Can a cataract be reversed or cleared?

Cataracts can not be reversed. The only way to recover full eyesight is cataract surgery: removing the natural, clouded lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.

What is Capsular Haze?

Post cataract capsular haze is a condition most cataract surgery patients experience either within months or years of their procedure. Capsular haze is easily corrected in a fast, pain-free, and typically one-time YAG laser procedure. If you notice that you are struggling with blurred vision after undergoing cataract surgery, you should speak to your Key-Whitman eye doctor immediately.

Will I need to wear glasses / contacts after my surgery?

Some patients do not need to wear glasses or contacts as a result of selecting Custom High Technology Lenses. Depending on your situation, you may not need prescription lenses or you will be able to live less dependent on glasses or contacts after cataract surgery. Learn more about the Custom High technology lenses and laser cataract surgery at Key-Whitman Eye Center.

Contact Key-Whitman Eye Center for Your Consultation

Our team of knowledgeable and caring Texas eye doctors is here to answer your questions and help you get the information you need to move forward with confidence. We put our patients first and provide access to the most advanced techniques and state of the art equipment available.

Contact Key-Whitman Eye Center today at 214.220.3937 to schedule your eye exam at one of our office locations.

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