Cataracts

Cataracts are one of the most common causes of vision loss, especially as we age, but they are treatable with cataract surgery. CHRISTUS Trinity Eye Center - has performed over 50,000 cataract surgeries, and has provided the best in cataract treatment and technology to East Texans for over 50 years.

A cataract reduces quality of vision due to the "clouding up" of the eye's lens. Normally, light passes through the eye's lens and pupil, hitting the retina at the back of the eye. But, when the lens becomes cloudy, the image that reaches the retina is dull and blurred, which results in poor vision.

 

Symptoms may include:

  • Cloudy or blurry vision

  • Double vision (diplopia)

  • Seeing dull or faded colors

  • Seeing halos around lights

  • Sensitivity to glare from the sun and car headlights

  • Trouble judging distances

  • Trouble reading, especially fine print

  • Difficulty seeing or driving at night

Treatment Options

PanOptix® Trifocal IOL

Advances in lens technology allow this multifocal IOL to focus images clearly onto the back of your eye to allow clear vision. In addition, the center of the AcrySof® IQ PanOptix® Trifocal IOL allows for better near (reading) vision and intermediate (computer work) vision versus what a monofocal lens would provide.

Toric IOL

This lens corrects the abnormal curves in the cornea that cause blurry vision, also known as astigmatism. It is indicated to correct pre-existing corneal astigmatism at the time of cataract surgery. 

Monofocal IOL

This IOL has one focus point that is usually for distance. A cataract doctor may select monofocal IOLs that are for near focus, for mid-distance focus, or for distant focus. Only one of these three can be selected and the focus will not change after surgery.  Your IOL will contain the appropriate prescription to give you the best vision possible but glasses may still be needed.