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CATARACT SURGERY HOUSTON

Advanced Cataract Surgery

You are a little older and a lot wiser; however, your vision isn't the same as it was 20 years ago. Cataracts (clouding of the natural lens) affect everyone, including you, at some point.

Now is the time to have your vision corrected and get rid of those readers, bifocals, and trifocals. That cloudy lens can be replaced with one that will correct your vision, making readers, bifocals and trifocals unnecessary. Let us assist you in turning back the clock!

“I am absolutely amazed at the difference in my vision after the Cataract Eye Surgery was done at SuraVision. I would do it again if I had to without any hesitation.”

What is a cataract?

It’s important to note a cataract is a natural part of the aging process. As you get into your 50s, 60s and 70s, cataracts start to develop when the proteins within the lens of the eye begin to break down. The result is your once-clear lens becomes cloudy, colors become dull and vision starts to deteriorate.

Cataracts develop slowly, subtle at first and gradually affect your ability to read, watch TV, drive and do other daily activities. Not only are cataracts frustrating and inconvenient, they also present a safety issue. Consider the effects of declining night vision, the inability to read street signs clearly and even the loss of depth perception. These challenges put individuals at risk during otherwise simple, everyday activities like driving across town or getting out of the bathtub.

Fortunately the advanced laser cataract surgery techniques available at SuraVision are designed to “turn back the clock” for more youthful, vibrant vision and the peace of mind that comes with it.

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A Modern Approach to Cataract Surgery

Eye cataract surgeons address cataracts by removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with a new one. In fact, cataract surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures on the planet.

Cataract surgery has advanced significantly since becoming common in the 1950s. Dr. Sura uses groundbreaking laser technology and techniques to deliver precise and personalized results.

1. Dr. Sura creates a tiny opening to reach the eye’s natural lens, which has become cloudy and turned into a cataract.

2. He breaks up and removes the cloudy lens through the tiny opening.

3.The cloudy natural lens is replaced with a crystal-clear, biocompatible, artificial lens.

The entire procedure takes just 10 minutes per eye … but your new lens will last forever.

Many patients tell us their youthful vision is restored, and it’s like their eyes are 20+ years younger.

What is “Advanced” Cataract Surgery?

Basic manual cataract surgery techniques involve a blade to create the opening, then the surgeon will replace your cloudy lens with a “fixed-focal” artificial lens. This means the lens has a set distance at which it will focus, and patients will typically need readers or bifocals for many daily activities.

In contrast, Dr. Sura strongly recommends Advanced Cataract Surgery for those who qualify. This advanced procedure is bladeless, and it uses lasers to access the cloudy lens. Additionally, we have partnerships with a number of leading-edge lens manufacturers around the world, which allows us to obtain many different types of “multifocal” lenses that can be customized to each patient.

The multifocal lens technology is exactly what it sounds like - it gives patients the ability to focus on objects at multiple distances. So not only do patients achieve visual clarity, they can also reduce or eliminate the need for readers or bifocals for many of their daily activities.

At your evaluation, Dr. Sura will discuss all your cataract surgery options with you, so you can make an informed decision about your vision and your health.

Why choose SuraVision for Cataract Surgery?

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You’ll enjoy the benefits of your advanced cataract surgery procedure for a lifetime.

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We make our cataract procedure affordable and all-inclusive, with no upsells or extra charges.

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The new intraocular lens implant will allow you to see distance and near, making you feel 20+ years younger.

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You won’t have to worry about picking up your recovery meds. We’ll have everything here for you.

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You will meet directly with Dr. Sura, your surgeon, for a full and comprehensive evaluation with all of your questions answered.

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Our entire focus is empowering you, our patient, to choose the right procedure and technology for your unique eyes.

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You receive a comprehensive, personalized diagnostic of your eyes during your consultation.

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The surgery takes only a few minutes from start to finish, and your vision after cataract surgery recovers quickly afterward.

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Your cataract procedure is performed with the most advanced techniques available today.

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You will have the most personable, caring staff through your cataract procedure and subsequent follow up care.

Dr Surapaneni is one of the best eye doctors I have ever encountered. … His bedside manner is excellent and judging by the positive eye changes my mum has experienced and her vision tests, he is a skillful doctor. I’m definitely not recommending anyone else for eye surgery.

- M.U., Cataract Patient

How much does Laser Cataract Surgery cost?

Your medical insurance will help with some of the cost for cataract surgery, depending on your copays and deductibles. Vision correction will be an additional investment beyond what insurance will cover, but this is an investment in you! You can enjoy the benefits of reducing or even eliminating the need for readers or bifocals for most daily activities.

If you do not have medical insurance, you can still benefit from refractive cataract surgery through our interest-free financing plans.

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It starts with a SuraVision Ocular Analysis.

Usually, cataract consultations are covered by your medical insurance. During your initial consultation, a full diagnostic workup will be performed using seven different tests and the latest technology. You’ll then sit down personally with Dr. Sura, your surgeon, and discuss the vision correction procedure, tailored specifically for you, along with other valuable information regarding the health of your eyes. You will also have the opportunity to discuss insurance coverage and benefits.

Glasses and contacts are more expensive than you think.

The average person spends $25,000+ on glasses, contact lenses, solution, eye exams, etc. It’s like renting your vision from the glasses and contact lens industry. Worst of all, these will NEVER correct your vision. Use our affordability calculator to see how much you can save with laser cataract surgery.

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Patient-Focused Care is Our Standard (But Don't Take Our Word For It)

Every patient has unique eyes and a unique story. We welcome you to read the stories of the many happy patients we’ve been honored to serve at SuraVision. These individuals made the phone call, made the drive to our office and made the decision to transform their lives through one of the Modern Vision Correction procedures we offer at SuraVision. We invite you to do the same!

Cataract questions? We've got answers.

Are cataracts covered by insurance?

Most insurance companies will cover the cost of basic manual cataract surgery, minus co-pays and deductibles. We will gladly check with your insurance company to determine your coverage prior to the surgery. If you choose to have your vision corrected during cataract surgery (through one of our Advanced Cataract Surgery Plans), insurance will not cover that part of the procedure. Many patients take advantage of one of our affordable payment plans, an FSA or HSA, or even credit card for the vision correction portion of the cataract surgery procedure.

What's the recovery process like?

Many people are able to resume normal activities as early as the morning after cataract surgery. You may want to restrict any vigorous activities for a few days.

When should you have cataracts removed?

If your cataracts are starting to affect your normal activities such as night driving, seeing the television or reading, it is time to consider laser cataract surgery. If you are considering laser vision correction, you do not have to wait until your cataracts become problematic to have them removed and replaced with corrective IOLs.

Do cataracts grow back?

No. With cataract surgery, the cloudy lens in your eye is removed and replaced with a crystal-clear lens. In some cases, residual microscopic cells can grow behind the new intraocular lens implant months or years later. This may result in blurry vision that can easily be corrected with a brief laser treatment that removes those cells and restores clear vision.

Is cataract surgery painful?

Local anesthesia keeps cataract surgery patients comfortable and pain-free during cataract surgery. At most, there may be a sensation of slight pressure. The most common thing we hear from patients following cataract surgery – “Wow, it’s already done?!” Patients can’t believe how quick and comfortable the procedure is.

Does cataract surgery last a lifetime?

Yes, it does. Unlike an artificial heart valve or joint, there are no moving parts that can wear out. Implants are designed to last a lifetime and are made of materials that will not irritate your eyes.

What happens if cataract is left untreated?

If left untreated, cataracts can cause blindness. There is no need to delay cataract surgery since waiting can cause the procedure to be slightly more difficult. Besides, you will be ecstatic about your clear vision.

Can I watch TV after cataract surgery?

The best thing you can do after cataract surgery is rest your eyes for a few hours. TV watching, reading and other relaxing activities may be resumed later that same day of surgery.

What is the first sign of cataracts?

One of the most common signs of cataracts is glare and halos with night driving. Cataracts also cause blurry vision and difficulty getting just the right prescription for your glasses. If you experience these symptoms, there is no need to delay cataract surgery.

See your future clearly after Cataract Surgery.

If you’ve always wanted clear, crisp vision, why wait? The peace of mind that comes with custom cataract surgery is worth the investment.

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