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Cataract Surgery

  • Cataract Surgery​

    • When the crystalline lens of the eye becomes cloudy and opaque, it's called a cataract. Cataracts often cause blurry vision, glare in bright lights, difficulty reading and driving, and poor night vision. Cataracts are treated through a surgery involving foldable lens implants.

    • Recently, we have witnessed major advances in cataract surgery technology. These advancements have been both in the surgical techniques, as well with the intraocular lenses.  Although the standard techniques are successful and remain an option for patients, these new techniques promise greater safety and a greater range of vision after surgery. Dr. Rajiv Rugwani is pleased to be able to offer the latest in cataract surgery technology to Waxahachie residents and their neighboring communities. 

      • Presbyopia correction: For patients who are candidates, a multifocal implant can help correct for the natural loss of focusing that occurs as the eye matures.  This implant is designed to restore some of the accommodation that has been lost as we age. This allows usable vision at distance and increased reading ability compared to a standard implant.​

      • Astigmatic correction: for those patients who have pre-existing astigmatism,  implants and/or other surgical techniques can significantly reduce the astigmatic need for glasses after cataract surgery.

      • Femtosecond Laser Cataract Surgery: The latest advance in cataract surgery is a laser that assists the surgeon in creating accurate incisions and softening the cataract in a way that less ultrasound energy is needed to remove it. The laser can perform critical incisions with ten times the precision compared to the standard, manual technique. This offers the promise of increased safety and peace of mind for our patients and their families.

      • ORA Aided Surgery: The ORA SYSTEM tracks your eye during surgery like a GPS system tracks​ your car on the road. Using this technology, Dr Rugwani can make real-time adjustments to arrive at a better result. This differs from basic cataract surgery in which visual disorders are addressed after the surgery, during follow-up visits.

    • Click here for videos concerning cataracts and cataract surgery options

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