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

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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.

Patient Reviews
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- Oct. 05, 2022
The staff was absolutely great!! They were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They took great... Show More care of my daughter and listened to my concerns.
- 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... Show Moreew eye Dr. Look no further Dr Ashley is a sure bet.
- May. 14, 2022
What a relief to find a kind and knowledgeable doctor and staff. The office manager listened to my ... Show Moreissue and worked me in when they were booked. The doctor was thorough, competent and reassuring. Houston has nothing on this local office.
- May. 02, 2022
The personal attention is great. The staff have been there forever and are so gracious and kind. It ... Show Moreshows that they are treated well. Quality service, quality product and reasonable cost. Not the cheapest. You get what you pay for and with your vision, quality matters.
- Oct. 04, 2021
A great visit !!Great job everything went very well ,Thank-you Mrs Frazier and staff very satisfied ... Show Moreand 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... Show Morerew 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 ... Show Moreplace
- Feb. 26, 2021
This is the cleanest eyeglass place in the Laporte suburb of Houston. Dr. Frazier has the latest ey... Show Moree 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... Show Moreould 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... Show Moreeen 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... Show Morer 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... Show Moreat 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... Show Mored kind.
- Nov. 14, 2020
Extremely thorough first time eye exam for prescription glasses. . Far superior to what I had at Bay... Show Morelor 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
- Nov. 12, 2020
Front office staff are super friendly, very helpful and so pleasant. It was an absolute pleasure to ... Show Morecome and have my eyes taken care of here. I wouldn't consider going anywhere else for my eye health.
- Sep. 01, 2020
Love this place. My kids and I have been going to this office close to 10 years. Dr. Frazier and the... Show More staff are AMAZING. Extremely beautiful office with no wait time. Thank you for taking good care of my family and I.
- Aug. 20, 2020
The staff and doctor Frazier are really professional and friendly
- Jul. 24, 2020
Best eye exam ever!!. Everyone is kind, thorough and patient. Absolutely recommend.

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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.


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.


Want to see clearly again?

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