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Cataract Surgery

What are Cataracts?

As we age, cataracts, or clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye, can be a problem. The eye's natural lens forms a white matter which blocks light rays from reaching the retina properly, and this leads to such problems as:

  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity; glare in bright light
  • Color distortion
  • Halos around lights

Many people don't realize right away that they have, or are developing, cataracts, since they're painless, and the initial symptoms can be very subtle. Therefore, once you're in your 40's, it's important to keep an eye out for any changes in your vision, particularly if you start to notice any of the symptoms listed above. Cataracts can cause blindness if left untreated, so make sure to contact us at the first sign of cataract development.

Carter Eye Center of Dallas, Texas offers modern, state-of-the-art cataract surgery and treatment to our clients throughout the Dallas area to help them regain the freedom of clear vision.

A Simple Solution for a Debilitating Problem

Dallas cataract surgeon, Dr. Harvey Carter, uses the latest technique in performing cataract surgery.

  • A topical anesthetic numbs the eye
  • Dr. Carter creates a tiny incision
  • He then uses high-energy sound waves to break-up the cataractous lens into microscopic particles
  • These particles are then removed from the eye and an artificial lens is implanted

To replace the eye's natural lens, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted. Since the incision is so tiny, the eye remains tightly sealed by its natural outward pressure and usually, no stitches are required.

Advantages of Dr. Carter's Cataract Treatment Technique

  • The numbing eyedrops eliminate any need for an anesthetic injection
  • The tiny incision eliminates any need for stitches or a post-op patch
  • The procedure is much more comfortable
  • There are fewer possible complications

Most patients notice visual improvement immediately after the procedure. Although cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the world, it still requires excellent surgical skill for success. Dr. Carter has years of experience performing cataract surgery for clients throughout the Dallas, Texas area. 




Cataract Surgery Questions

Why We Don't Perform Dropless Cataract Surgery

The Carter Eye Center has NEVER offered so called “Dropless cataract surgery” to our patients. Since its inception in 2015, Dr. Carter has believed that “Dropless cataract surgery” exposes the patients to unnecessary risks. The Carter Eye Center takes its responsibility to provide the highest quality surgical outcome with the smallest amount of potential risks to the patient wherever possible. Dr. Carter has long opposed using compounding pharmacies for surgical medications because of the lack of oversight and reports of frequent errors, such as those recently reported in Dallas by Channel 5 KXAS and Channel 8 WFAA. Dr. Carter wants to reassure our patients that they will not experience a vision loss following cataract surgery due to the use of a compounded drug.

Contact us today for the most state-of-the-art cataract surgery available in Dallas. You deserve our time, attention and great vision results.