Houston Cataract Removal

Houston Cataract Removal Cataracts usually develop over time, causing the lens of one or both eyes to gradually become cloudy or opaque. If untreated, cataracts can severely impair your vision, impacting your ability to complete your regular daily activities. This condition typically occurs in older adults, and can start developing as early as 40 to 50 years old. Most cases of cataracts are the result of aging, but other risk factors include diabetes, excessive use of alcohol, smoking, or a significant amount of time spent in the sun. The only real way to get rid of cataracts is to have them removed. Cataracts will not go away on their own. At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we’ll provide you with all the details about our cataract removal procedures and other vision correction options designed to help you see your best. Get in touch with us now for a consultation with Dr. Mattioli’s team.

Early Warning Signs of Cataracts

Knowing the early symptoms of cataracts can help you identify issues so you can get effective treatment as soon as possible. Common signs of cataract development can include:
  • Halos around lights
  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Colors looking yellowed
  • Fuzzy spots in vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Difficulty seeing at night
If you suspect you might have cataracts, take our self-test now. Then, schedule an appointment with us for a full diagnosis and treatment options.

Premium Lens Implants After Cataract Removal

Dr. Mattioli uses highly advanced technology to remove cataracts safely and to implant new lenses, allowing you to see clearly and to enjoy the best possible results after your surgery. While treating your cataracts, you can choose to simply replace the damaged lens on your eye with a standard clear lens, or to use this opportunity to improve your vision permanently by selecting premium implantable lenses (IOL). Implantable contact lenses last a lifetime, meaning you’ll have less reliance on glasses or not need glasses any more at all. They can correct astigmatism, near, and far vision, and are suitable for cataract patients with age-related presbyopia (difficulty reading or seeing details up close). Some patients will be able to achieve 20/20 vision after their cataract surgery with IOLs. Types of lenses available to you may include:
  • Monofocal: This is the most common type of lens. It corrects vision for one specific distance, typically far sight. You’ll be able to see with crisper and sharper clarity, but might still need reading glasses for close-up tasks.
  • Multifocal: This has multiple focusing zones within the lens, aiming to correct both near and far vision so it is easy to read a book, use a computer for work or play, or put on makeup. It allows you to see clearly at various distances without glasses, but may come with some side effects like halos or glare which you adapt to over time.
  • Toric: This corrects astigmatism along with nearsightedness or farsightedness. It has different focusing powers in different parts of the lens, similar to a toric contact lens, to address the irregular corneal shape and provide sharper overall vision.
  • Adaptive (light adjustable): This is a newer type of lens that can be actively adjusted using specialized UV light to give you precision visual correction while the lens is in your eye.
You may not be a good candidate for lens implants if you have a serious eye health issue such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy. Some of these existing eye conditions may need to be treated before cataract surgery. In rare cases, it may lead to patients not being eligible for cataract surgery.

Optimized Vision with Light Adjustable Lenses

Mattioli Vision Professionals is proud to be one of the only providers in Houston offering the revolutionary Light Adjustable Lens. This is the first and only lens created that can be adjusted to meet your precise vision requirements, while the lens is already placed on your eye. This offers a truly unique level of customization so you can enjoy exceptional vision after cataract or refractive lens exchange surgery. These lenses are made of a highly flexible material that reacts to ultraviolet light. When the ultraviolet light shines on your lens in a specific pattern, the material itself reforms to match that pattern, adjusting the prescription of the lens itself. Dr. Mattioli can fine-tune your lens to reach your desired prescription during a series of treatments. Most patients only need about three light treatments. During the treatment period, you will need to wear 100% ultraviolet glasses while outside until the final lens treatment is done. After your optimal prescription is reached, Dr. Mattioli will lock your desired vision into place with a final light treatment, ensuring you can enjoy your custom vision for years to come. Once you’ve finished your last treatment, you’ll no longer need to wear your protection glasses, although UV protection in general is always recommended with or without any surgery. You may be a good candidate for the Light Adjustable Lens if:
  • You want a permanent solution to vision correction
  • You have cataracts and require cataract surgery
  • You are considering premium lenses to reduce your dependence on glasses after surgery
  • You’re finding it harder to read a restaurant menu, your phone, or other up close items
  • You are above age 45

Improved Long-Term Vision with Affordable Cataract Treatment

At Mattioli Vision Professionals, we offer advanced cataract surgery techniques and the highest quality implantable lenses to restore clarity and improve your vision for years to come. We understand that cataract surgery is an investment in your vision health. We work with you to find financing options that fit your budget, making this life-changing procedure accessible. Schedule your consultation today with us and experience the difference of exceptional care.