Category: Cataract Surgery

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First in Texas to Use Revolutionary New Sedative for Cataract Surgery

Phillips Kirk Labor, MD, recently became the first in Texas to use the MKO Melt, a new oral sedative designed to replace the IV normally required in cataract surgery – also called IV-Free cataract surgery. This represents one of many cataract surgery innovations Eye Consultants of Texas has introduced to DFW over the years, allowing… Read More


Study Claims Cataract Surgery Can Improve Sleep

According to a recent article in the UK’s Daily Mail, a study at Nara Medical University in Japan found that patients who had cataract surgery sleep better. At the heart of this study: the clouding of the lens preventing light from reaching the part of our brains that sets our body clocks. The study had… Read More


Recent Research Discovers Potential New Cataract Treatment

A cataract forms when proteins accumulate, malform and clump together. This is what causes the clouding over of the transparent lens of the eye resulting in blurred vision, halos at night, and having to reach for eyeglasses more often. Ever since cataract treatment entered the modern era, research has continually ramped up to find the… Read More


The three main types of cataracts

Cataracts can affect people 40 years of age or older. The organization, Prevent Blindness America (PBA), has estimated that as many as 30 million Americans will have cataracts by the year 2020. PBA also estimates that that there are more cases of cataracts worldwide than glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy combined. Developing a cataract… Read More


Free Cataract Screenings at Eye Consultants of Texas

Eye Consultants of Texas is again offering free cataract screenings for an extended time. While cataracts are most often found in people age 50 or older (more frequently in your 60s), a cataract can start forming at a younger age. Cataracts are a leading cause of blindness worldwide, and developing a cataract is a very common part of aging. By the age of 70 nearly… Read More


Arcade Game May Further Reveal Cataract Growth

If you’re at or near the age to develop cataracts you’re well aware of the “penny pusher” or “coin pusher” arcade game. Basically you drop a coin in and it lands on a moving platform of other coins. If you drop it at the right time in the right spot, your coin pushes other coins onto… Read More


Update on Clinical Trials

The Eye Consultants Research Foundation is still actively seeking Dallas/Fort Worth area participants for our Light Adjustable Lens (LAL®) clinical study. If you have cataracts you may be eligible for inclusion in this study. Should you qualify and choose to participate, you will be compensated for your time and involvement. The LAL is designed to… Read More


Free Cataract Screening Event, September 27

Have you been diagnosed with cataracts, or suspect you have cataracts? Then join us for what could prove to be a life-changing event, Saturday, September 27, 2014. It’s when we’ll be hosting free cataract screenings and a short seminar at one of 3 locations in the Fort Worth, Grapevine/Southlake and Corinth areas. Not only can you get a… Read More


Seeking Cataract Patients for Light Adjustable Lens (LAL®) Study

The Eye Consultants Research Foundation is currently participating in a U.S. investigational study on the Light Adjustable Lens to evaluate its safety and effectiveness for the treatment of cataracts. Although the LAL is similar in several respects to many standard monofocal intraocular lenses (IOLs), the LAL is designed to potentially reduce or eliminate the need… Read More


Seeking Cataract Patients with Diabetic Retinopathy for Clinical Study

Do you or does someone you know have non-proliferative diabetic retinopathy and need cataract surgery? The Eye Consultants Research Foundation is seeking cataract patients in the DFW metro region with this condition for a clinical trial. The trial is supported by Alcon Laboratories and will study the effects of Nevanac for decreasing the incidence of… Read More