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 […]
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 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.