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Cataract Surgery

Clear, sharp vision makes simple daily tasks possible and helps you enjoy life to the fullest. But what if your vision is getting cloudy?

The eye surgeons at Cornea Associates of Texas in Dallas, TX, can restore your vision with cataract surgery and advanced intraocular lenses.

How can removing the clouded, natural lens in your eye and replacing it with a state-of-the-art artificial lens bring life back into focus?

A Look at the Cataract Surgery Procedure

Our subspecialty-trained eye surgeons use the latest technologies at our Dallas, TX, surgery center to make your cataract procedure as effective as possible. We have extensive experience with both premium and highly complex cataract surgeries.

What Exactly Is a Cataract?

We have a natural lens in our eye behind the iris (the colored portion of our eye) that focuses light onto an important membrane called the retina. This process helps our brain create sharp, clear visual images.

Sometimes, tissues inside the lens start to break down and clump together, thickening and clouding the lens. This is called a cataract. Cataracts affect how light hits your retina, which can make your vision foggy and blurry.

Cataracts are most often caused by aging. Eye injuries, previous eye surgeries, or medical conditions such as diabetes can also increase your risk. It is rare, but some patients are born with cataracts.

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Cataract Symptoms

A cataract may be clouding the natural lens in your eye if you are experiencing vision issues like these:

Dim, blurry vision

Double vision

Decreased night vision

Halos and glare caused by light

Trouble seeing when driving

Have failed a vision test

Do I Need Cataract Surgery? Contact Us Today to Find Out

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Cataracts can get worse over time and eventually lead to total vision loss. Scheduling a consultation with one of our esteemed, highly experienced eye surgeons at our Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, or Fort Worth, TX, offices can be the first step towards protecting your sight.

Our state-of-the-art, comfortable practice and surgical center feature the most advanced diagnostic tools, surgical lasers, intraocular lenses (IOLs), and safety protocols in the area. If we recommend you need surgery to remove a natural lens clouded by a cataract, Cornea Associates of Texas is the clear choice.

Discover why other ophthalmologists in the Dallas, TX, region send patients who need complex eye care to our board-certified, subspecialty-trained surgeons for world-class treatment. Contact us today using our online form or by giving us a call. It is our vision to restore your vision.

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Kimberly Savage

2020

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This group is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I have a rare cornea condition that they have been monitoring. Dr. Zaffos is awesome. He is easy to talk to, thorough, caring, and professional. I can’t say enough good things about this group. If you have to wait, it’s for a reason. They’re worth it. Thank you Dr. Zaffos and team!

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Chris Fleming

2014

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I had an amazing experience at Cornea Associates. I had a challenging case and the doctors understood and took the time to diagnose and correct my vision. I couldn't be more happy with my results. I am seeing 20-15 and seeing things I have never seen before thanks to these guys. You want a great experience with results done right? THESE are the doctors for you.

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Trust Your Care to Experts in the Field Combining Skill & Cutting-Edge Technology

We have state-of-the-art offices in Dallas, Plano, and Fort Worth, TX, for your convenience. Other reasons to choose our practice include:

Experienced

Our eye surgeons have decades of combined experience performing the most complex kinds of cataract surgeries. Our team includes clinical professors of ophthalmology and we are actively involved in a number of prestigious organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

Board-Certified & Award-Winning

Our doctors received years of specialized eye surgery training that many ophthalmologists have not. Our surgeons also passed an extremely difficult exam given by a distinguished board of their peers. Plus, a D Magazine poll recognized our team as the best eye doctors in the Dallas and Fort Worth, TX, metropolitan area.

Advanced Technology

Our ophthalmology-only surgery center features state-of-the-art equipment, including Alcon Centurion® phacoemulsification machines and top-of-the-line surgical instruments. All pre-operative measurements are performed on the Zeiss IOLMaster® 700 and OCULUS PentaCam® HR topography aids us in lens selection. We are also proud to offer the Alcon ORA System® to fine-tune lens calculations intra-operatively, which can be particularly helpful for patients who have undergone previous refractive surgery. 

Simpler Post-Surgical Care

On rare occasions, proteins can build up behind your implanted IOL, clouding your vision. We offer a safe, effective outpatient laser procedure called a YAG capsulotomy to break up this protein without further surgery. We also offer combination eye drops, minimizing the number of drops our cataract surgery patients have to remember to take. 

More 5-Star Reviews from Our Patients

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P. McCullough

2021

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My bilateral cataract surgery could have not gone any better. A shout out to Dr. Jamie Alexander for a great outcome! I can see again.

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Jennifer Allen

2021

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I am incredibly impressed with Dr. Zaffros! He is the fifth doctor I’ve seen regarding my eye problem and the first to be able to provide a diagnosis and treatment. Such a relief! This place is top notch.

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The Cataract Surgery Procedure

After anesthetic eye drops are administered by your surgeon for your comfort, a small incision is made in your cornea. A small flap is created in the eye's surface. The incision and flap will heal on their own over the next few days.
A special ultrasound tool then breaks up the clouded lens and suctions the pieces out.
Next, a specialized instrument implants your IOL. The flap is closed and healing can begin. Depending on your case, the entire procedure may only take about half an hour.
We will place an eye shield and monitor you briefly. Then you can return home with the help of a friend or family member.

Combination Eye Drops for Streamlined Care

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You should experience very little discomfort after surgery. Possible risks like mild pain, infection, or corneal swelling can be managed with specialized eye drops that we will provide you. These powerful, combination eye drops reduce the number of drops our patients need to take after the procedure.

Worried about the Treatment's Safety?  Don't be.

Although every procedure carries some degree of risk, cataract surgery is incredibly safe. 

98 percent of cataract surgeries are successful

*According to VisionAware.

Is Cataract Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Plans differ, but most insurance plans offer some coverage for the surgery and traditional IOLs. Our knowledgeable staff can work with your carrier to get you the maximum coverage possible.

Many of our patients choose to invest in extended depth-of-focus, multifocal, or trifocal lenses. These IOLs offer incredible benefits but do involve out-of-pocket costs. We accept major credit cards and you can also finance your cataract surgery through a trusted third-party lender, such as Wells Fargo Health Advantage®.

Contact us today for a personal estimate and more information on financing. Yes, cataract surgery and the IOL implant may be a significant investment, but restored clear, sharp vision can be considered priceless.

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Cornea Associates of Texas

Cornea Associates of Texas provides superior eye care from offices in Plano, Fort Worth, and Dallas, TX. Our doctors perform many surgical procedures, including LASIK surgery, PRK surgery, and cataract surgery. Our doctors are affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • The American Medical Association
  • The American Board of Ophthalmology
  • The International Society of Refractive Surgery

To schedule a consultation with our team, please fill out our online form or call (214) 692-0146.

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