Cataract Surgery in Cleburne

Cataract Surgery in Cleburne

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(817) 645-2411

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. Cleburne Eye Clinic 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 Cleburne 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 Cleburne Eye Clinic.

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.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 23, 2024
The people were friendly, and they got me through the process rather quickly. Dr. Kuykendall was ve... ry helpful and explained what I wished to know. She was very nice.
- Jul. 19, 2024
I had a great exam and Ramona was great helping me with my prescriptions.
- Jul. 09, 2024
Called in yesterday with an eye injury and got a same day appointment with Dr Escobar. She immediate... ly figured out there was a piece of metal in my eye, got it out and cleaned my eye with in like 20 minutes.
- Oct. 16, 2023
They got me in same day for a eye injury and Dr. Escobar was very helpful! Definitely recommend.
- Oct. 03, 2023
Dr. Patel was amazing! But, seriously, how many employees are there?!?😂
- Aug. 28, 2023
I had a very good experience with them only had to wait a couple of weeks for my glasses 🤓
- Jul. 28, 2023
I had the BEST experience today as a 1st time patient. Every single person there was professional, f... riendly and explained everything in detail. I will never go anywhere else! Love this place!
- Jun. 30, 2023
I got help soak work even as a new patient calling in at 8 in the morning, my 9:30 I was already sit... ting in your office I was very comfortable and sure that I was going to get the care that I needed and I did. I gave you five stars but your office deserves a higher rating you guys are all awesome thank you from the front desk to the assistance to the doctors are wonderful I really appreciate you guys and I want my entire family that lives in Burleson in cleburne and Crowley to come and be your patience
- May. 11, 2023
The absolute only place to get exam and glasses. I moved from the area and tried 2 other places befo... re I came to my senses and made the drive back. I will be a lifetime customer as long as I'm in Texas.
- May. 05, 2023
Had a good experience. The staff was professional but also able to keep up with my sense of humor. ... The testing and equipment was top notch. They explained the test results thoroughly and answered all my questions. I'm very knowledgeable about the condition of my eyes and was given incorrect information from one of those box eye exam and glasses stores and I knew that I wasn't going to waste my time and money again when I could get higher quality testing and service for about the same price at the Cleburne Eye Clinic. The won't let you tune their piano though lol
- May. 05, 2023
Great care and very professional. I enjoy my annual visits because they treat you like family. Th... e only thing that disappointed me was the time it took to check out. I sat in waiting room for a little over 30 minutes for them to tell me have a nice day. I already knew I didn't owe anything. oh well
- May. 05, 2023
Very extensive examination. The doctor and all of the ladies were very nice and helpful. Will contin... ue to use their services
- May. 04, 2023
Doctor Bullard was very helpful and knowledgeable in all areas of my 👀. A Great visit
- Apr. 27, 2023
The people there are so nice and take the time to explain things to me to where I can understand wha... t is going on with my eyes and what has to be done to fix the problem
- Apr. 26, 2023
Very good Dr Bullard is wonderful
- Apr. 26, 2023
Cleburne Eye Clinic has a wonderful staff, real nice an helpful, it's a classy place!!
- Apr. 25, 2023
Friendly, professional, I was impressed.
- Apr. 18, 2023
I had an excellent experience at the Burleson office. Dr Bullard has a very good repor with his pati... ents. He is very professional and great at thinking outside the box. He listened to my concerns and helped me find a solution. He also followed up with a phone call several days later. I highly recommend his practice.
- Apr. 15, 2023
Dr. Brown is easy to talk to and listens to my questions and concerns.
- Mar. 30, 2023
Everyone was so kind. They made the visit enjoyable.

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  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(817) 645-2411

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