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What Is a Cataract?
A cataract is not a growth or a film. It is the clouding over of the
focusing lens of the eye, which is located just behind the pupil. Click
here for more details on cataracts and their treatment.
What Are The Symptoms of Cataracts?
- Difficulty seeing street signs, curbs, and freeway exits
- Difficulty seeing traffic lights and halos or glare around lights
- Difficulty seeing TV, movies or the faces of those around you
- Difficulty reading printed materials such as books, newspapers and
medicine labels even with good light and proper glasses
- Difficulty with handiwork such as needlepoint, sewing or car repairs
- Difficulty with writing checks, reading bills or filling out forms
- Difficulty playing cards, bingo, dominos or other sport activities
such as bowling, hunting, golf or tennis
- Difficulty navigating around the house and with activities such as
cooking, ironing, climbing stairs, dialing the telephone, and reading
It may be that all you need is a change in glasses, but these symptoms
can be a sign of cataracts.
Can I Stop Cataracts From Forming?
Once the focusing lens clouds, there is no way to make it clear again,
nor any technique to arrest its progress. It steadily limits a person's
ability to do even simple things such as seeing street signs, driving
at night, reading, stepping off curbs or steps safely, or performing other
activities of an independent lifestyle.
How Does the Key-Whitman Eye Center Restore
To restore vision that has been lost or impaired by a cataract, the cloudy
lens must be removed. Once removed, a clear plastic lens implant replaces
the cloudy lens. Our patients no longer have to wear thick "cataract
glasses" nor learn to wear a contact lens after their surgery.
What Happens On Surgery Day?
Patients are given a relaxant to enhance calmness. They do not have to
remain under general anesthesia and should neither see nor feel any part
of the surgery. Using "nostitch" microincision surgery, the
cataract is removed, usually by ultrasound. Then, the lens implant is
inserted. The implanted lens is permanent and should last a lifetime.
What Are My Restrictions After Cataract Surgery?
Postoperative limitations are few. For most cataract surgeries, our surgeons
use the "nostitch" method. With this brief, painless technique,
most patients can resume their normal activities immediately and care
for themselves without any help from others. The eye heals more quickly
and there is no discomfort from any stitches. It also enables us to utilize
the very latest innovations in intraocular implant designs.
What If I Had Cataract Surgery And My Vision
Is Getting Blurry?
If you notice your vision is gradually getting blurry, make an appointment
at the The Key-Whitman Eye Center. Your eyes will be examined to see
if you have a capsular haze.
What Is Post Cataract Capsular Haze?
Your cataract sits in a capsule that completely surrounds it. Your lens
implant sits in a capsule behind the pupil.
What Can Be Done For Capsular Haze?
As time passes (months or years), after your cataract surgery, the back
of this capsule clouds over, and interferes with vision. We aim a precise
YAG laser beam at the capsule and vaporize the central portion. The patient
no longer has to look through the cloudy capsule. This is a brief, painless
office procedure as performed at the Key-Whitman Eye Center, and rarely
ever has to be repeated. Vision clears the same day as the laser treatment
and the patient can resume normal activities that same day.
Is This A Common Problem?
Yes. Some patients develop a capsular haze within months of their cataract
surgery, and some don't develop it for years. Sooner or later most cataract
surgery patients will need treatment for this condition.
For Your Convenience, the Key-Whitman Eye Center provides ample free
parking at its front door. Special bathroom facilities, parking and wheel
chairs are supplied for the handicapped. The Key-Whitman Eye Center also
has the convenience of having the Doctor's Office, the Outpatient Surgery
Center, and Optical Shop all under one roof. Even lab studies and pre-op
evaluations can be taken care of at the same location.
Medicare, Medicaid and HMO/PPO Assignments Accepted. We file these claims
Key-Whitman’s commitment to quality has earned them certification by Medicare and accreditation by Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).
What is my next step?
Contact us for more information about our
life-changing services. To schedule an appointment, you may call
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What are the fees & pricing?
What will vision correction cost me? Laser Vision Correction – LASIK surgery, Lens Replacement, or Cataract surgery procedures have varying prices based on a number of factors. During your consultation and complete eye exam, the Key Whitman Eye Center will offer the best recommendation for vision correction based upon your results. We want to help you make the best, informed decision for eye surgery to reduce your dependency on glasses and contacts.
At Key Whitman, our goal is to provide to you, as a lifelong patient, the very best in care and results. We offer advanced technology, tested and proven to be the safest and most effective. Our caring surgeons and professional staff are recognized throughout the Metroplex for their exceptional skills, credentials and training. You will feel the warmth and concern of health care providers who will make your experience pleasant and rewarding.
Q: So how do some clinics charge for LASIK? Typically, you get what you pay for. Comparing LASIK vision correction technology, LASIK eye surgeon experience and LASIK surgery outcomes (patient results), you will understand why Dr Whitman was honored in D-Magazine as 'Best in Dallas' for 11 straight years. Our competitive pricing most often meets or is less than any reputable competitor in this market with all-laser blade-free matching technology and we offer a Lifetime Enhancement Guarantee.
- Vision Correction Costs – a price will be quoted to you following your in-office exam & consultation that is payable in full or in part via credit card (airline miles!?), cash and/or through financing.
- Insurance? Call us to see if your vision plan offers discounts on LASIK (some offer 15% discount off our price). For cataract surgery, our doctors and surgery center participate in most major medical insurance networks.
- Payment Plans – We offer payment plans through Care Credit that can help you pay for your vision correction procedure with options for interest free up to 2 years or in smaller payments in up to 60 months.
- Medicare? Yes – we take assignment with Medicare – Key-Whitman will file your cataract surgery procedure with Medicare.
- Flex Spending Accounts? Have vision correction and submit your claim through your pre-paid Flex Spending account. Most programs will reimburse you immediately (up to your designated commitment level), giving you an entire year to pay (one paycheck at a time) but more time to enjoy your vision! Check with your benefits coordinator with your employer for more details.
- Tax Refund? Yes – save your refund or apply your refund to your laser vision correction! We cannot think of a better way to invest in your future.