A cataract refers to the clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. This issue can start innocently and worsen with age. When a cataract becomes advanced, it can have a severe impact on your vision. At Paragon Eye Associates, we offer cataract surgery using our advanced laser system. Treatments are precise, effective, and can deliver refractive-like outcomes that are not achievable with traditional surgery.
What Is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery at Paragon Eye Associates can be done using the LenSx femtosecond laser. This system allows for bladeless cataract removal thanks to laser technology. In the past, doctors had to make manual incisions and perform manual cataract removal. Now, thanks to LenSx, most of the procedures involved in removal are done with laser precision. This offers the most predictable surgical results.
When Is Cataract Surgery Needed?
Whether or not to opt-in for surgery can be a difficult decision. However, if you have a cataract that has impacted your vision, then choosing to have a surgical procedure done can make a world of difference. The good news is that LenSx takes much of the manual work out of performing surgery. This ensures a much lower risk of complications and a better postoperative outcome.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Standard cataract procedures and custom cataract treatments have traditionally been performed manually using blades. Now, we rely on our FDA-cleared LenSx Custom Cataract Laser to perform this procedure. This laser system allows us to reduce astigmatism without blades using the precision of a laser. Microscopic corneal incisions are made using the laser to reduce mild astigmatism during custom cataract surgery.
Here at Paragon Eye Associates, we also use the ORA (Optiwave Refractive Analysis) intraoperative aberrometry system to monitor your eye measurements during surgery. This system provides us with an unprecedented amount of information, allowing us to customize every procedure for the best outcome possible.
Custom cataract surgery primarily addresses presbyopia and astigmatism. These are the conditions that remain even after standard cataract surgery. Custom cataract surgery is also a great option for those who have had previous LASIK, PRK, or PK surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
A cataract is a progressive clouding of the eye’s natural lens that interferes with light passing through the retina. Cataract sufferers usually describe the condition as being similar to looking through a waterfall or piece of wax paper, with a gradual blurring or distortion of vision.
At Paragon Eye Associates, we want to make your vision goals a reality. Before your cataract surgery, Dr. Ford, Dr. Blair, or Dr. Alberti will discuss all your options with you and make a recommendation based on your desires.
Once the cataract is removed, every patient requires an Intraocular Lens to replace their natural lens. We offer many choices for lens selection, including multifocal or bifocal IOLs, astigmatism-correcting toric IOLs, and monovision options.
At Paragon Eye Associates, we accept the following insurance providers: Aetna®, All Savers™, Allied, APWU, Assurant®, Boon-Chapman, BlueCross Blue Shield, Care Improvement Plus, Care-N-Care Cigna, Community Care, Core Source, Eye™ Med, First Health, GEHA, Golden Rule®, Medicare, Scott&White, SWHR, United Healthcare, and Wellmed. If you have a question about whether or not we take your insurance, please call (817) 227-6433.
Schedule Cataract Surgery in Arlington, Texas
If you are experiencing vision loss due to a cataract, we can help. We offer evaluations at our Mansfield and Arlington offices. When you’re ready for surgery, it can be performed at our Arlington Surgical Center. To get started, fill out and submit the form below. You can also reach out over the phone by dialing (817) 277-6433 for our Arlington office or (817) 477-0223 for our Mansfield office.
“[PARAGON] DID MY CATARACT SURGERY IN 2015…”
“I have been going there [Paragon Eye Associates] for 7 years. I will go no other place. They did my cataract surgery in 2015 and did a great job and now I don’t have to wear thick glasses…”– Linda L.
“I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PARAGON.”
“My cataract surgery could not have gone better. They are extremely attentive I felt as if I was the only patient. I would highly recommend Paragon.”– Damon F.
“I WILL REFER ALL MY FRIENDS HERE!”
“Dr. Blair explained everything in detail and my options regarding cataract surgery. He was also extremely personable!!!! I will refer all my friends here! 100% pleased!!!!!!!”– Sandra W.