With the evolving status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak we want to keep you abreast of the measures being taken at the Robert Cizik Eye Clinic to protect patients and minimize the spread of the virus.

In line with state, and regional policies we are proceeding with clinical care with a cautious and controlled approach based on guidelines and best practices mandated by the Texas Medical Board and local healthcare authorities. These can be found at our patient care page.

Low Vision options

Cataracts and Cataract Surgery

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging. Cataracts are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery. In a normal eye, light passes through the transparent lens to the retina. Once it reaches the retina, light is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. The lens must be clear for the retina to receive a sharp image. If the lens is cloudy from a cataract, the image you see will be blurred.

The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new eyeglasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.