Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery can help eliminate cloudiness, double vision, high glare, and other symptoms associated with cataracts. If you’re one of the millions suffering from cataracts, Shah Eye Center can help. Schedule an appointment for an eye exam to test for cataracts today.

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Why Cataract Surgery?

Cataract surgery is an affordable option that should be considered if you have blurred vision that makes it difficult to read print, read signs while driving, or you find it difficult to engage in your favorite hobbies and activities.

Cataract surgery is currently the only option that can help eliminate the problems associated with cataracts and is often covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most private insurance plans.

A cataract is a change in clarity of the lens inside your eye; a gradual clouding that can dull your vision. As your eyes age, the lens becomes cloudier, allowing less light to pass through your retina. The light that does reach the retina is diffused resulting in blurry vision.

A cataract develops in the crystalline lens or envelope of the eye. Imagine an envelope in your eye that is gradually being filled with a thick substance. As the envelope fills, a reduced amount of light can pass through your eye. The process is usually gradual and can lead to blindness.

Cataract removal surgery is one of the most common, safest and effective surgeries performed in the United States with 90% of people who have had cataract surgery obtained better vision afterward, per the National Eye Institute.

You don’t have to suffer from cataracts anymore. If you live in the McAllen, Laredo, Rio Grande Valley, Mission, or Weslaco, TX area, choose Shah Eye Center for cataract surgery. Schedule your cataract consultation today and start on the path to give life to your eyes.

Cataract Surgery Options


The Acrysof® IQ ReSTOR® IOL is a unique technological innovation that can provide you with enhanced image quality and a full range of vision – near, far and everywhere in-between – for increased independence from reading glasses or bifocals!


For cataract patients with astigmatism, we offer the Acrysof® IQ Toric platform, which takes precise astigmatism correction to the next level by replacing your cataract-clouded natural lens for clear vision and correcting corneal astigmatism. The Acrysof® IQ Toric lens reduces your need for glasses to see at a distance.

Tecnis Multifocal

The advanced TECNIS® Multifocal Acrylic Intraocular Lens is an implantable lens that restores vision after cataract surgery and corrects presbyopia (the need for reading glasses).

What Can I Expect During Cataract Surgery?

Thinking about getting cataract surgery but want to know more about the process? Read the steps below to understand what to expect.


You may receive medicated eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to minimize discomfort. Although awake for the procedure, you’ll likely receive a mild sedative for comfort and relaxation

Tiny Incision

A tiny incision will be made in your cornea and a small probe will be used to break apart and remove the old lens.


Insert Replacement

A replacement intraocular lens (IOL) will be inserted in your eye. Typically, the IOL is rolled up in the tip of an injector tool so that it can be inserted through the same tiny incision.

Protective Patch

Once injected, the IOL unfolds perfectly into place. Stitches are usually not required. Your eye should heal itself naturally. As a precaution, a protective patch may be placed over your eye during recovery

What Are The Risks Associated with Cataract Surgery?

  • Infections
    After surgery, you must keep your eye clean, wash your hands before touching your eye, and use the prescribed medications to help minimize the risk of infection.
  • Floaters
    Floaters are little “cobwebs” or specks that seem to float about in your field of vision. If you notice a sudden increase in floaters or flashes, contact Shah Eye Center immediately.
  • Retinal Detachment
    Cataract surgery slightly increases your risk of retinal detachment. Other eye disorders, such as high myopia (nearsightedness), can further increase your risk of retinal detachment after cataract surgery.

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