Laser Cataract Surgery in San Antonio, TX

Every year, millions of people develop cataracts, a condition that causes cloudy, blurry vision. Cataracts are extremely common, but this doesn’t make the resulting decrease in vision quality any less frustrating.

Fortunately, modern cataract surgery has evolved to the point where it’s now capable of doing more than simply restoring your previous vision. Advances in medical technology have enabled our cataract surgery team to improve cataract patients’ eyesight faster, safer, more effectively, and with a shorter recovery time than ever before!

At Parkhurst NuVision, we provide a concierge experience and personalized care during every step of your cataract surgery process, from your initial evaluation all the way through your recovery. When you’re with us, you aren’t just our patient — you’re our guest.

What are Cataracts?

Located inside the eye, the lens is a clear disk of tissue that helps focus your vision. As you age, the lens gradually starts to break down, becoming cloudy over time. [This is a cataract], and it has the potential to affect your quality of life.

How Parkhurst NuVision Treats Cataracts

We want our guests to never miss a moment of life because of vision loss caused by cataracts, which means taking care of them as soon as they become an issue.

Cataract surgery is a safe and effective outpatient procedure that can be completed in around 10 minutes per eye. Your San Antonio cataract surgeon will safely remove your clouded natural lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Parkhurst NuVision is proud to be trusted for advanced laser cataract surgery by thousands of patients every year — even other doctors and their families!

Gregory Parkhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Our cataract surgery team is led by Gregory Parkhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S., a highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cataract surgeon.

He pioneered laser cataract surgery using the advanced LENSAR® laser platform and made Parkhurst NuVision the first recognized LENSAR Cataract Center of Excellence in the United States!

Dr. Parkhurst has been acknowledged by the Refractive Surgery Alliance with their RSA President’s Award for best exemplifying their values and mission and has served on the RSA board to represent more than 400 vision correction centers globally.

Parkhurst NuVision LASIK Technology

At Parkhurst NuVision, we truly believe that our patients deserve nothing less than the best. That’s why we’ve pioneered the latest technology in our laser cataract surgery suite:

The LENSAR femtosecond laser platform: The LENSAR platform enables us to conduct surgery with up to 10x the accuracy of manual surgery with 3D eye imaging, laser-precise microincisions, and easy lens removal and replacement. It’s designed to provide a gentler cataract extraction and, as a result, smoother recovery.

For patients with astigmatism, the LENSAR platform can be used to correct a low degree of astigmatism even before the first incision is made!

The ORA laser: The ORA system allows us to retake images done before surgery while we’re operating. This allows us to confirm the placement of the new lens and control your visual outcomes to the highest degree of accuracy!

When coupled with an advanced technology IOL, we can improve your eyesight to the point where you’ll no longer need to regularly wear glasses or contacts. Learn more about our lens options here.

Parkhurst NuVision LASIK Technology

Before your cataract surgery, your cataract doctor will conduct a thorough eye exam, where you’ll decide on the right type of procedure and IOL for your eyes and vision goals, as well as get instructions for the day of your surgery and recovery process.

During the procedure itself, after administering you a local anesthetic, your surgeon will use a precise laser to extract the old, clouded lens and safely insert your replacement IOL. The surgery itself should take no more than 10-20 minutes, and then you’ll be on your way to recovery.

Your Parkhurst NuVision Cataract Surgeon

Gregory Parkhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Our cataract surgery team is led by Gregory Parkhurst, M.D., F.A.C.S., a highly experienced, board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained cataract surgeon.

He pioneered laser cataract surgery using the advanced LENSAR® laser platform and made Parkhurst NuVision the first recognized LENSAR Cataract Center of Excellence in the United States!

Dr. Parkhurst has been acknowledged by the Refractive Surgery Alliance with their RSA President’s Award for best exemplifying their values and mission and has served on the RSA board to represent more than 400 vision correction centers globally.

Laser Cataract Surgery Technology at Parkhurst NuVision

Parkhurst NuVision LASIK Technology

At Parkhurst NuVision, we truly believe that our patients deserve nothing less than the best. That’s why we’ve pioneered the latest technology in our laser cataract surgery suite:

The LENSAR femtosecond laser platform: The LENSAR platform enables us to conduct surgery with up to 10x the accuracy of manual surgery with 3D eye imaging, laser-precise microincisions, and easy lens removal and replacement. It’s designed to provide a gentler cataract extraction and, as a result, smoother recovery.

For patients with astigmatism, the LENSAR platform can be used to correct a low degree of astigmatism even before the first incision is made!

The ORA laser: The ORA system allows us to retake images done before surgery while we’re operating. This allows us to confirm the placement of the new lens and control your visual outcomes to the highest degree of accuracy!

When coupled with an advanced technology IOL, we can improve your eyesight to the point where you’ll no longer need to regularly wear glasses or contacts. Learn more about our lens options here.

What Does Laser Cataract Surgery Entail?

Parkhurst NuVision LASIK Technology

Before your cataract surgery, your cataract doctor will conduct a thorough eye exam, where you’ll decide on the right type of procedure and IOL for your eyes and vision goals, as well as get instructions for the day of your surgery and recovery process.

During the procedure itself, after administering you a local anesthetic, your surgeon will use a precise laser to extract the old, clouded lens and safely insert your replacement IOL. The surgery itself should take no more than 10-20 minutes, and then you’ll be on your way to recovery.

Cataract Surgery Recovery

You may be able to see some vision restoration within just a few hours of your procedure, while full recovery takes another couple of weeks. You’ll also need:

  • Someone to drive you home from your procedure at our San Antonio surgery center
  • To avoid physical activity and straining your eyes for several days
  • An eye shield (which we’ll provide for you) to protect your eyes as you sleep
  • Prescription eye drops for healthy recovery

There may be some side effects such as inflammation or blurriness, which is perfectly normal, but do not hesitate to contact your cataract doctor if any become worse over time. You’ll see your cataract doctor for post-operative follow-up visits at one day, one week, one month, three months, and one year out.

Cataract Surgery at Parkhurst NuVision

We take an immense amount of pride in the way we perform the industry’s most precise cataract surgery here at Parkhurst NuVision. Our expertise, dedication to our craft, and high-quality care come together to give you a comfortable cataract surgery experience and restore or even improve your vision.

If you’re at risk for or are currently experiencing the effects of cataracts, don’t wait — schedule a consultation today to learn more about our life-changing laser cataract surgery!

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