Cataract Surgery


h-cataracts.jpgDid you know that cataracts affect over half of all adults over the age of sixty? 

At Howerton Eye Clinic, our skilled eye doctors have extensive training in cataract removal, and they continuously strive to provide our Austin and Kyle, TX patients with the safest, most pain-free means of vision recovery. Utilizing the latest advancements and techniques, we have made cataract surgery one of the most successful and life-improving surgical eye procedures around.

What is a Cataract? 

A cataract is a gradual clouding of the eye’s natural lens. The eye’s lens is composed of water and protein. And as the lens gets older, the proteins begin to adhere together, forming cloudy clumps that inhibit clear vision. Symptoms of cataracts include:

  • Reduced Depth Perception
  • Annoying Glare in Sunlight
  • Diminished Color Perception
  • Poor Night Vision
  • Difficulty reading even with the aid of glasses or contact lenses 

Types of Cataract Procedures

At Howerton Eye Clinic, we offer the latest procedures to help remove cataracts and restore your vision, including the placement of intraocular lenses (IOLs). 

No-stitch Cataract Surgery

"No-stitch" cataract surgery is the most advanced surgical treatment for cataracts. This state-of-the-art procedure allows for a less invasive operation while maintaining the highest standards of surgical care.

Your eye doctor performs the procedure through a very small corneal incision that is self-sealing. Since the incision area is so small, patients recover faster and can resume their normal activities quickly. The actual procedure usually takes between seven to ten minutes, and only requires drops to numb the eye beforehand. 

IOL Surgery

Since being approved by the FDA in 1981, IOLs (intraocular lenses) have offered an effective alternative for cataract patients. During IOL surgery, the eye’s natural lens is removed and replaced with an intraocular lens to restore vision. At Howerton Eye Clinic, we can provide patients with different types of multifocal lenses to accommodate this procedure, such as ReSTOR®, Crystalens®, ReZoom™, and TECNIS®. Ask your eye doctor if one of these lenses might be a good option for you!

Come See the Difference

Cataract surgery gives you the ability to become less reliant on glasses or contact lenses, sometimes even ridding you of the need for them completely. To learn more about cataract surgery, lenses placed during the time of surgery, or one of the other eye treatments we offer like LASIK surgery and glaucoma treatment, please contact us today. The doctors and staff at our Austin and Kyle, TX offices can’t wait to help you see a difference in your vision.