Dr. Cybele C. Woon, a Board-certified ophthalmologist, neuro-ophthalmologist, and specialist in medical cosmetic procedures at Whitsett Vision Group, says: As your good, compassionate doctor, I want to be sure I know what my patients are experiencing…so of course I made sure to have Ultherapy myself! I am about 7 months out from having my lower…

  In August, the cataract surgery team at Whitsett Vision Group began performing cataract surgery with the use of Tecnis Symfony, a newly FDA-approved lens implant. This new lens represents a major advance in lens implant technology, and an exciting new option for cataract and lens exchange patients who desire good reading as well as…

In a modern cataract surgery, the patient’s natural lens, which has become cloudy, is removed and replaced with an artificial lens, known as an intraocular lens implant or IOL. Before this can take place, a surgical plan is created. The cataract surgeon selects the IOL type, and its refractive power, in order to provide the…

  Over the past few decades, many of the elements that once made cataract surgery a thing to be feared have gone by the wayside. Whereas the surgery once involved stitches on the eye, patches, and long bed rest, technological advances such as ultrasound cataract breakup (phacoemulsification) and foldable one-piece lens implants have made the…

Since being introduced in the mid-1990s, laser vision correction procedures such as LASIK have helped over 20 million people across the world achieve great vision and reduce or eliminate their need for corrective lenses. As laser technology has advanced over the last two decades, these surgeries have become increasingly popular and accessible, to the point…

One of the most important developments in the history of cataract surgery, as well as one of the most significant for patients, was the introduction of the intraocular lens implant, or IOL. First invented in the 1940s, but gaining widespread acceptance only since the late 1970s, an IOL is an artificial lens placed into the…

Well, it isn’t technically summer until next week, but here in Houston we all know that’s pretty much a formality, don’t we? With that in mind, here are a couple of helpful tips to keep your eyes happy this summer!

Spring is in the air. But along with the beauty of the blooming flowers and budding trees, comes allergy season. The high pollen count and allergens floating in the fresh spring air can certainly wreak havoc on the comfort level of those suffering from allergies, causing an otherwise nature-loving individual to seek respite indoors. Your…

According to Women’sEyeHealth.org, ⅔ of blindness and visual impairment occurs in women. Additionally, an estimated 75% of visual impairment is preventable or correctable with proper education and care. With the increased risks for women it’s critical for women to know about the risks and prevention to effectively protect their eyes and vision. There are a…

Having routine eye exams are essential for eye health. There are many conditions that have no signs or symptoms and many people are totally unaware they even have the condition. When a diagnosis is made early, treatment has a higher chance of being effective. Not only can routine eye exams help diagnose eye and vision…

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