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Dr. Beim- Cataract Surgery

In today’s Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization Journal of Medicine report, Dr. Stephen Beim talks about refractive cataract surgery.

Refractive cataract surgery is the ability to remove the cloudy human lens that is a cataract, and allow the patient to see an end result without glasses. We’re trying our very best to limit the dependency on glasses and get people completely out of glasses altogether.

Cataract surgery is a procedure where the human lens is removed. There’s nothing really normal inside an adult eye that changes over time other than the lens. If you remove the human lens, replace it with a lens implant to correct the refractive power of the eye like nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism and now we even have the ability to correct something called presbyopia, which is the inability to focus up close. When you’re over 40 there’s really nothing that is going to change in the eye and you’ll end up with a stable eye for the rest of your life.

Cataract surgery can be performed on just about any patient and a good refractive result can be obtained in just about any patient also.

The Brazos Valley Physician’s Organization is a group of independent physicians who are determined to preserve the choice and the sanctity of patient-physician relationships. Our vision is that the patient always comes first.

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