Stem Cells Used in Lens Regrowth

Stem Cells Used in Lens Regrowth

Congenital cataracts (or cataracts present from birth), like cataracts that come with age, are currently treated by surgery – the removal of the lens and implanting an artificial lens in its place.

The Evolution of Cataract 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.

Common Cataract Surgery Questions

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.

Traditional Cataract Surgery VS Laser Cataract Surgery

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.