Cataract Surgery in La Porte

Cataract Surgery in La Porte

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Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Frazier Eye Center will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your La Porte optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


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Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Frazier Eye Center.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- Jun. 14, 2024
Dr. Frazier has provided vision health care for 12 years. Her practice is run as in an environment o... f frictionless teamwork and state of the art technology. Her practice appears small and warm. Inside there is a multitude of equipment so advanced each with a unique purpose for eye health; prevention and management of common eye disease to optimization of-visual acuity for as long as the individual chooses to follow their prescribed treatment plan. Dr. Frazier has always worked hard for me, squeezing the most from the benefits I do have. She does not have the most “warm and fuzzy approach to patient interactions, which has only made me respect her abilities significantly more. She is honest, trustworthy and tells me like it is. Dr. Frazier cares, disregard her treatment plan and you will find out what I am talking about. Finally, she views patients as more than just corrective lenses. She requires specific details about your/my life; current medical conditions, medications, vital signs and applicable history. I realize now that she has really taught me to Appreciate my vision and never take it for granted. Thank you Dr. Frazier and Entire Team Kenneth Eignus
- Jan. 05, 2024
I cannot say enough good things about this place. When you go in, they make you feel like they have ... known you forever...from the front desk staff to the doctors, techs, etc. Everyone was friendly, helpful and so pleasant. Barbara really stuck out to me and I love chatting with her when I go in for our contacts and glasses. I am looking forward to seeing her again when I pick up my daughter's contacts. Thank you all for being so great to us!
- Dec. 22, 2023
So I was a little nervous the first time I went in for my eye exam. I knew my eyesight had been gett... ing progressively worse since I turned 40. I was actually dreading even going to the appointment. From the moment I walked in the office that day, the staff welcomed me and made me feel immediately at home. They even had coffee in the waiting room. The doctor who did my eye exam was very kind and EXTREMELY good at her job but for me the real fun begins when I came out of the eye exam into the room where the frames are and I met the most helpful of them all and my personal favorite employee there..... Miss Barbara. I would just like to say that every single time I've been to the Fraser eye center Barbara has gone above and beyond to not only make me feel comfortable there but she has went out of her way to help me make choices and has made my experience the best it could possibly be. I truly think this woman deserves a raise she deserves something great because she made something that could have been extremely stressful, very pleasant and actually fun. She's always so helpful and she helped me pout my first frames because I had no idea what would look good on my face and she helped me pick out ones that I love and I would go nowhere else but here and there was nobody else but Barbara because she is the Bees knees in my book, and she definitely knows what she's talking about she is a professional a.t all she does . Thank you so much Barbara! You ROCK!!!!! Melea 😻
- Nov. 06, 2023
Dr Lisa Frazier is one of the best I know. Jessica and Dena and staff are great.
- Aug. 25, 2023
Everyone here is wonderful. I'm always happy with their service.
- Jul. 14, 2023
Best eye exam experience. Dr. Frazier is very thorough and she cares. The staff is amazing Dena is a... lways smiling in the front. Everyone is helpful and the offices are clean.
- Mar. 01, 2023
If I could give this place ten stars I would. Went today for the first with my son, the staff at the... front desk were so friendly made my visit so welcome, to the doctor who saw my son very explanatory about everything she was so sweet and cordial with us. To the lady who helped my son picked out his new glasses she so helpful and nice, I had never had such a great experience like this before. Highly recommend this place. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Aug. 09, 2022
Dr Ashley Olivarez is amazing. One of the nicest Dr. I have ever been to. If you are looking for a n... ew eye Dr. Look no further Dr Ashley is a sure bet.
- Oct. 04, 2021
A great visit !!Great job everything went very well ,Thank-you Mrs Frazier and staff very satisfied ... and Thank-you Rachel for helping me with my glasses. God bless👍😊
- Oct. 01, 2021
Great doctors and staff. Service was top notch.
- Sep. 29, 2021
I really appreciated how thorough my eye exam was for my dry eye problem. I didn’t have to jump th... rew hoops to get seen. The office staff did everything for me. I found a great eye clinic here close to home. Thank you to everyone at Frazier Eye Clinic. Be safe, healthy and blessed. 🦋
- Aug. 31, 2021
The decades of experience dr. Frazier has goes a long way!!! Best eye doctor I've been to !!!!!!
- Aug. 01, 2021
We have been going here for years. Staff very friendly and helpful. Definitely would recommend this ... place
- Feb. 26, 2021
This is the cleanest eyeglass place in the Laporte suburb of Houston. Dr. Frazier has the latest ey... e equipment to test your eyes. She is patient to answer all your questions and concerns. Also, her staff is very kind and Jessica can help you find eyeglasses plus she's an expert dealing with insurance companies which is a plus💗. She's very kind nice person to deal with.
- Feb. 23, 2021
The staff and the doctor were all extremely helpful and so nice. Took their time with my daughter. W... ould definitely recommend this practice. I'm thankful to them for making it an easy experience for my daughter.
- Jan. 31, 2021
Dr. Frazier and her staff have cared for me and my family for at least 20 years and we have always b... een pleased with the thoroughness, competency, gentle and caring way we have been treated. Not only do I recommend her but you are missing out if you are going anywhere else!
- Jan. 29, 2021
Frazier eye center got me in very quickly once i told them i was having bad eye pain. Took dr Frazie... r about 2 seconds to find something in my eye and another 2 seconds to get it out. So thankful for her!
- Dec. 06, 2020
Highly Recommend Frazier Eye Center! I have major eye issues and Dr Frazier explained everything th... at was going on with my eyes. Very professional office, equipment and staff! Thank you Frazier Eye Center!
- Nov. 18, 2020
Excellent staff, excellent care, complete covid protection practices. Dr was exceptionally caring an... d kind.
- Nov. 14, 2020
Extremely thorough first time eye exam for prescription glasses. . Far superior to what I had at Bay... lor College of Medicine a month earlier or any other prior optometrist office. I was double checking the prescription that was given to me from Baylor, and changes were made per this visit. Their equipment was something out if Star Trek. Far more updated from ANY previous optometrist office. Thus, as mentioned, Extremely thorough eye exam and am likewise, Extremely satisfied. DR Gaston, very knowledgeable, great patient communication as well as support staff. First time for me, and WILL BE BACK, in the future. OXOXOXOX

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