Cataract Surgery in Burleson

Cataract Surgery in Burleson

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(817) 295-0186

Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Great Eye Doctor of Burleson will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Burleson optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Great Eye Doctor of Burleson.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

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- Jun. 03, 2024
Great place! Lovely staff and atmosphere.
- May. 22, 2024
This was my first time here. The care I received was amazing. The staff is great, and the technology... is impressive.
- Apr. 20, 2024
I was able to my foreign exchange daughter a last-minute appointment! Dr. Bullard was so attentive a... nd so incredibly kind! I will recommend him to everyone i know now!
- Apr. 09, 2024
Fantastic service! I highly recommend! They are organized, reasonable, affordable, knowledgeable, ap... proachable, etc.. only have good things to say.
- Mar. 12, 2024
I went in for eye floaters everybody was nice and everything was done in a very timely manner! My ne... rves were calmed as soon as I got in , I get anxiety thinking something is wrong with me but there wasn’t! Highly recommend , Dr.D is great!
- Nov. 30, 2023
Everyone has eyes. So everyone should come see these great folks!
- Oct. 07, 2023
Everyone in the office is very kind and I’ve never been to a eye doctor that has been so thorough ... in my life.. great dr D 😊
- Sep. 22, 2023
Amazing staff and the eye doctor was awesome. I’m new to this office so I’ll definitely be back.... Excellent service and care.
- Sep. 08, 2023
Very professional place and top of the line equipment to make the ease very smoothly.
- Aug. 23, 2023
Everyone is super nice and friendly; plus, I received great care!
- Aug. 04, 2023
Very caring staff and Doctor! He took all the time I needed to patiently answer all my questions.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is very welcoming. Dr. Bullard has a great chair-side manner and is very thorough in explainin... g all the different tests, etc. I am very pleased to be a patient of Dr. Bullard and his office.
- May. 10, 2023
Staff is wonderful! Very helpful
- May. 05, 2023
Kind, timely, thorough
- Apr. 30, 2023
I normally don’t write reviews, but my experience was outstanding. They were able to squeeze in an... appointment same day and all the staff were very polite and professional. The equipment and products they have are top notch and the doctor is very personable. Highly recommend.
- Apr. 27, 2023
Heath Bullard,OD truly is a GREAT EYE DOCTOR.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Great staff, very friendly. Great al around experience.
- Apr. 21, 2023
Very nice people!
- Apr. 19, 2023
Was very please! All the staff were wonderful!
- Apr. 02, 2023
The staff here is very helpful, knowledgeable, and personable! I definitely recommend Dr. Dejernett ... and the team at GED of Burleson!

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Your Cataract Surgery Co-Management Specialist in Burleson

Our optometry practice in Burleson

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Hours
  • Monday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Insurance Plans
  • United Healthcare
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Aetna
  • Medicare Part B
  • Cigna
  • Spectera
  • EyeMed
  • VSP
  • Humana
  • Tricare
  • UMR
  • Scott & White Healthcare
  • Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
  • TriWest

Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(817) 295-0186

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