At the beginning of the February, Johnson & Johnson Vision, a global leader in eye health, announced that the FDA approved the TECNIS EyhanceTM and TECNIS EyhanceTM Toric II intraocular lens (IOL) for the treatment of cataract patients in the United States. Dr. Farhan Irshad and the Eye Clinic of Austin team were the first […]
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Dr. Farhan Irshad was the first anterior segment surgeon in Texas to do the DEXTENZA implant for ocular pain following eye surgery.
The newest cataract surgery advancement, Dropless Cataract Surgery™, is now available at Eye Clinic of Austin. Dropless Cataract Surgery is a new treatment option that reduces or eliminates the need for patients to administer pricey prescription eye drops 3-4 weeks after the surgery.
As one of the oldest surgical procedures in history, cataract surgery has evolved tremendously over the years. The first documentation of the surgery was in fifth century BC, though to call it “surgery” may be a stretch. In ancient times, a technique called couching was used.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest and most common eye surgeries performed in the United States. Eye Clinic of Austin’s own ophthalmologist, Thomas Henderson MD, has performed over 10,000 cataract surgeries in his career.
Laser technology continues to make medical procedures quicker, safer and more accurate, and now thanks to femtosecond technology (the same technology behind LASIK) cataract procedures are included in these advances.