Three Types of Cataracts and Their Treatments

What Is a Cataract? A cataract is the buildup of proteins in the lens within the eye. This protein buildup creates cloudiness and opacity within the lens. In turn, the vision becomes blurred, hazy, faded or generally worsened. Cataracts are a highly common condition that can occur naturally, typical as we get older. In America,… Continue Reading →

Look and Feel Younger With Lifestyle Changes and Aesthetics Medicine

Heart of Texas Eye Institute is proud to introduce the addition of aesthetics medicine to our clinic’s service offerings. Led by Sonja Cortez Dieterichs MD who has over 19 years of experience as a surgeon, ophthalmologist, and medical aesthetician, we will provide our patients with personalized plans to slow the aging process and improve health,… Continue Reading →

After Cataract Surgery: Dos and Don’ts

Vision loss due to the development of a cataract in the eye is highly common. Fortunately, cataract surgery is safe, frequently conducted, and painless. By replacing your natural (clouded) lens with an artificial one, you will experience restored vision without the risk of cataracts returning in the future. Once you have completed your cataract surgery… Continue Reading →

Preparing for Cataract Surgery: Procedure and What to Expect

A cataract is a common medical condition where protein builds up in the lens of the eye, making it progressively more opaque and cloudy. This creates blurred or compromised vision that will likely worsen as the severity of the cataract increases. Fortunately, this is a relatively common condition which can be treated easily through cataract… Continue Reading →

The Limitations of LASIK

LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis) is a time-tested refractive surgery that has improved the vision and quality of life for more than 40 million people globally since 1991. LASIK utilizes a laser to reshape the eye’s cornea to correct refractive error. With this method visual acuity can be drastically improved, with some results exceeding 20/20… Continue Reading →