Why We're the Trusted Choice for Cataract Surgery in the Rio Grande Valley

When it comes to cataract surgery, you deserve the best. At Shah Eye Center, we offer:

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  • Expertise

    Our surgeons are board-certified and have successfully performed thousands of cataract surgeries.

  • Advanced Technology

    We utilize the latest surgical techniques and technology to ensure optimal results.

  • Personalized Care

    From your initial consultation to post-surgery follow-up, we provide personalized care tailored to your unique needs.

Understanding Cataracts: What You Need to Know

Cataracts are a common eye condition that can affect your vision over time. Here's what you need to know:

  • What are cataracts?

    Cataracts occur when the natural lens in your eye becomes cloudy, leading to blurry or distorted vision.

  • Who's at risk?

    While cataracts are often associated with aging, they can also be caused by other factors such as diabetes, prolonged exposure to sunlight, and certain medications.

  • Symptoms to watch for

    Early signs include difficulty seeing at night, sensitivity to light, and seeing "halos" around lights.

  • How are cataracts diagnosed?

    A comprehensive eye exam by a qualified ophthalmologist can detect cataracts. The exam may include tests like visual acuity and dilated eye exams.

  • Our Specialized Approaches to Cataract Surgery

    At Shah Eye Center, we specialize in a select range of surgical approaches to ensure you receive the most effective and personalized treatment for your cataracts. Here are the methods we focus on:

    • Restor IOL

      The Restor Intraocular Lens (IOL) is designed to provide a full range of vision, reducing your dependence on reading glasses or bifocals after cataract surgery.

    • Toric IOL

      Specifically designed for patients with astigmatism, Toric IOLs correct this condition during cataract surgery, minimizing the need for corrective lenses afterward.

    • Tecnis Multifocal IOL

      This advanced lens option allows for multiple points of focus, offering clear vision at various distances. It’s an excellent choice for those who lead an active lifestyle and need versatile vision correction.

    A Q&A guide to Retina Treatment

    Navigating the complexities of retinal disorders can be overwhelming. Here are some commonly asked questions to help you better understand your condition and treatment options.

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    How long does cataract surgery take?

    The actual surgery usually takes about 10-15 minutes per eye, but you should plan to be at the surgical center for a few hours for pre-op and post-op care.

    What is the recovery time?

    Most patients can resume normal activities within a day or two, but it’s essential to follow your doctor’s specific post-operative care instructions.

    Will I feel pain during the surgery?

    Cataract surgery is generally painless. You’ll receive local anesthesia to numb the eye, and you may be given a mild sedative to help you relax.

    What are the risks involved?

    While cataract surgery is one of the safest surgical procedures, like any surgery, it comes with risks such as infection, bleeding, and retinal detachment. Your surgeon will discuss these risks with you in detail.

    Can I drive myself home after the surgery?

    Can I drive myself home after the surgery?


    Affordable Cataract Surgery for Everyone

    We believe that everyone deserves clear vision, which is why we offer a range of financing options to make cataract surgery more accessible. Our team will work with you to find a payment plan that fits your budget.

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    • Interest-Free Financing

      Enjoy 0% interest for up to 12 months when you finance your cataract surgery through our partnered financial institutions.

    • Insurance Assistance

      We accept most insurance plans and will assist you in understanding your coverage and maximizing your benefits.

    • Payment Plans

      Customizable payment plans are available to spread the cost of your surgery over a period that suits you.