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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


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


The Importance of Pre-Surgery Testing

Whenever you have LASIK or cataract surgery you’re required to have a thorough exam. This should include certain pre-surgery tests related to your specific vision needs. It’s like any surgery: you must be evaluated to ensure there will be no complications. In other words, you must be a candidate in order to have the surgery… Read More


Another technological first for Eye Consultants of Texas

We are excited to announce that we are the first practice in Dallas/Fort Worth, and Texas, to commercially acquire the Verion™ Image Guided System. The Verion is a fairly recent advancement used in refractive, or “laser-assisted,” cataract surgery. It starts to work at the planning phase to help the surgeon optimize accuracy and efficiency throughout… 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


Second Crystalens Workshop & Brunch Set for January

When: January 11, 2014, 10:00 AM until 12:00 noon Where: Eye Consultants of Texas in Grapevine Cost: FREE Our first Crystalens® Workshop & Brunch held in June was such a huge success, we’re hosting a second one on January 11. Crystalens is an accommodating intraocular lens that is having a life-changing effect on patients all… Read More


Dr. Labor Selected To Evaluate New Cataract Surgery Device

As part of our goal to offer Dallas/Fort Worth cataract patients the latest technology, Eye Consultants of Texas founder Phillips Kirk Labor, MD has agreed to be among a select group of U.S. surgeons chosen to evaluate a new device called Xpand. Officially referred to as an “iris speculum,” it was developed to improve dilation… Read More