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Closeup of a Cataract in an Eye

What Are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the natural crystalline lens of the eye. Vision with cataracts can be compared to looking through a piece of waxed paper or a foggy window. Cataract development is usually a very gradual process of normal aging, but can occasionally occur rapidly. Many people are unaware that they have cataracts because the changes in their vision are so gradual.

Some common symptoms of cataracts may include:

  • Painless blurring of vision
  • Sensitivity to light and glare
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Poor night vision
  • Fading or yellowing of colors
  • Frequent changes in glasses or contact lens prescription

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Treatments for Cataracts

Cataract surgery is the most common surgical procedure in the United States, with over 5 million patients having their cataracts removed each year. Cataract surgery is a very safe and effective surgery with a 95% success rate and giving people the ability to see clearly again. At the Texas Eye Institute in Houston, you have the option to upgrade your cataract surgery by choosing premium intraocular lenses (IOLs). These new lenses can reduce or even eliminate your dependency on glasses or contact lenses.

At the Texas Eye Institute in Houston, we perform stitch-free cataract surgery, which promotes faster healing and allows you to return to your normal activities within 48 hours of your surgery. If you are seeking cataract surgery in Houston, click here to schedule your consultation today.

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Five Convenient Locations

Find a Texas Eye Institute Near You

Texas Eye Institute is proud to provide five convenient locations for your eye care needs. Visit one of our convenient locations in Angleton, Sugarland, Southwest Houston, Katy, or Southeast Houston to see why the Texas Eye Institute is the best choice to care for your vision. Need LASIK in Houston? What about a comprehensive eye exam in Sugarland? See our locations page to find our practice nearest you!

Southwest Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southwest Houston

7710 Beechnut
Suite 100
Houston, TX 77074
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Southeast Houston Office Texas Eye Institute

Southeast Houston

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Medical Plaza 1
11914 Astoria Blvd
Suite 680
Houston, TX 77089
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Angleton Office Texas Eye Institute


146 East Hospital Dr
Suite 210
Angleton, TX 77515
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Katy Office Texas Eye Institute


Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Medical Plaza 2
23960 Katy Freeway
Plaza 2, Ste 210
Katy, TX 77494
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Sugar Land Office Texas Eye Institute

Sugar Land

4977 Sweetwater Blvd
Sugar Land, TX 77479
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