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.

Understanding Medicare Coverage & Cataracts

Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness and are so common later in life that it’s basically considered part of the aging process.


Astigmatism Defined

Astigmatism Defined

Like near-sightedness and far-sightedness, astigmatism causes vision to be blurry due to an imperfection in the shape of your cornea.