Cataract Surgery in Dripping Springs

Cataract Surgery in Dripping Springs

Offering Pre-Operative & Post-Operative Care

(512) 804-2020

Don’t Let Cataracts Cloud Your Vision

Over 50% of people aged 65 and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. As the cataract progresses, vision deteriorates, leading to a decreased quality of life. Fortunately, cataract surgery can easily treat this condition.

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What Are Cataracts?

Cataracts are cloudy patches that develop on the lens of your eye. Cataracts can cause blurred or double vision, may increase light sensitivity and interfere with driving, especially at night. Without cataract surgery, millions of people around the world would be unable to see clearly.

The most common symptoms include:
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Trouble seeing at night
  • Sensitivity to glare
  • Colored halos around lights
  • Colors appearing more faded
  • Requiring brighter light for reading

When to Get Cataract Surgery

As we evaluate your eye health and vision, we'll carefully examine your lens for signs of cataract formation. If a cataract is detected and the clouding is causing visual disruption, our optometrist will refer you to a trusted surgeon for cataract surgery. Dripping Springs Vision Center will be there for you, providing pre and post cataract surgery care.

As the condition begins to seriously impair your vision and adversely affects your daily life, impacting your ability to read, drive, watch TV or recognize faces, you should seriously consider surgery.

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Benefits of Cataract Surgery

  • High success rate

    Cataract surgery, one of the world’s most commonly performed surgeries, has a 95% success rate.

  • Quick and convenient

    This procedure can take just 30 to 45 minutes in an outpatient setting or hospital.

  • Prevents other eye problems

    Removing cataracts can reduce the risk of eye inflammation and pressure inside the eye–a leading cause of glaucoma.

  • Rapid recovery time

    Patients start seeing more clearly within a few days. Colors may seem brighter thanks to the new, clear lens.


How to Prepare for Cataract Surgery

  • Apply antibiotic or anti-inflammatory eyedrops a few days before surgery if instructed to by your eye doctor
  • Arrange for a ride after the surgery, since you won’t be able to drive
  • Wash your face in the morning of the procedure and don’t wear eye makeup, strong perfumes or aftershave

What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery removes your natural cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL) to improve and restore vision. This common and very safe procedure is performed by an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) on an outpatient basis.

  • The eye surgeon (ophthalmologist) will perform cataract surgery on one eye at a time. That means that you will come in for another surgery on the second eye. The procedure is brief and typically takes 30 to 45 minutes to complete.
  • The eye doctor will place drops into your eyes to numb them and dilate your pupils. Though you’ll be conscious during the procedure, you may be offered a sedative to help you remain calm. The eye surgeon will then remove your natural lens and replace it with the IOL. You should feel no pain or discomfort thanks to the anesthetic.
What Happens During Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery After-Care

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After surgery, you may feel a bit drowsy as an after-effect of the sedative. Your eye doctor will prescribe eye drops to prevent infection, inflammation and to reduce pressure within your eye. The surgeon may recommend that you wear an eye patch for a few days after your surgery and the protective shield when you sleep during the recovery period. Make sure to avoid rubbing your eyes or touching them unless necessary.

A day after cataract surgery, we'll provide a post-operative eye exam to make sure that all is well. Your Dripping Springs optometrist will further perform a series of follow-up exams in the weeks and months to come. If determined that you require corrective lenses following your cataract surgery, we'll make sure you get the proper prescription.


Cataract Surgery Management FAQs

What are side effects of cataract surgery?

While side effects are rare, there are some issues that people commonly encounter in the days after surgery, as the eyes heal.

  • Dry eye
  • Feeling that something is in the eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Light sensitivity

If any of these side effects do not subside within a week or two, please contact Dripping Springs Vision Center.

Can I delay cataract surgery

You can delay cataract surgery, but keep in mind that your vision will likely worsen the longer you put off the procedure.

When is cataract surgery not recommended?

Cataract patients who also have age-related macular degeneration or retinal detachment may not respond well to cataract surgery and the new lens may not correct vision.

Can cataract surgery give me 20/20 vision?

If you had great vision before developing cataracts, it’s likely that cataract surgery will restore your sight. Moreover, the IOL inserted into your eye can be designed to correct refractive errors, providing you with clear vision.

Patient Reviews
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- Jul. 02, 2024
As new patient establishing care, every interaction from original calls to make appointment/coordina... te paperwork required - to arrival welcome (Shelia & Jackie) - to Ben @ precheck/documentation - to Dr Dobson exam (patience with questions and clear with explanations/approach - to closure with Emily finalizing products/visit was great… Clean/welcoming facility and an environment/atmosphere where everyone was happy and leaning forward with focus on client. Well done… stay the course. Maybe improve parking before I hit a tree 🙂
- Jul. 01, 2024
It’s always a great experience Doctor and staff go above and beyond.
- Jun. 21, 2024
Not only is the eye care exceptional, so is the office staff. A rare combination to find these days.... I've seen both Dr. Nelson and Dr. Dobson and both are fantastic. I would recommend this practice to others without hesitation!
- Jun. 17, 2024
Great service and people! They cared for me promptly, took the time to discuss my eye health and hoo... ked me up with great discount rebates on my contacts and glasses. What more really could you ask for!
- Jun. 13, 2024
Went for my annual eye exam and was very pleased with the service. It was easy to schedule online an... d submit the paperwork in advance. Dr. Dobson and staff are fantastic. On the day of my appointment I was seen on time and the appointment went smoothly. They have a great selection of glasses from well-known brands. Emily helped me pick out a new pair that day, and they arrived quickly thereafter. Emily even took my old glasses and tried to fix the loose arms for me even though I didn’t purchase from them. I’m looking forward to establishing permanent eye care here.
- May. 23, 2024
Excellent Service and friendly Staff
- May. 16, 2024
Great customer service!! Staff was very helpful and friendly!!
- Apr. 19, 2024
Highly recommend DSVC very nice office and the people that work there are exceptionally nice!!
- Mar. 12, 2024
Very professional staff and friendly. State of the art equipment and Dr. Dobson answered all my ques... tions.
- Mar. 04, 2024
Dr. Nelson is excellent here, I would recommend everyone who is looking to get an eye exam come here... ! They are very knowledgeable, and in depth with their exam process. I was able to ask all my questions, and was not rushed by Dr. Nelson! 5 stars!!
- Feb. 14, 2024
Best doc in dripping Go here!
- Jan. 25, 2024
Great service and not a long wait for an appointment. Very happy with my prescription. It meant so... much that they already knew my insurance information and helped me allocate my benefits in the way that saved me the most money.
- Jan. 25, 2024
Excellent experience with a trustworthy team!
- Jan. 22, 2024
DSVC is always helpful and professional. I am confident that the doctors and the staff are working w... ith my best interest in mind.
- Jan. 21, 2024
Kind wonderful team excellent and helpful 10/10 recommend.
- Jan. 16, 2024
Knowledgeable and friendly staff.
- Nov. 02, 2023
Great staff and amazing service
- Sep. 16, 2023
I love this place. The staff is exceptional and the care is top notch!
- Aug. 24, 2023
We’ve been going to DSVC for a few years- always punctual and very helpful. Highly recommend .
- Aug. 12, 2023
Emily in the vision center was great provided a lot of good information and was very helpful in obta... ining my new glasses. Would highly recommend this eye center to anyone.

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Want to see clearly again?

Contact us today for pre-operative and post-operative care

(512) 804-2020

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