(Sept. 29, 2015) – Cataract patients in Dallas/Fort Worth have reason to rejoice thanks to a new treatment method designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery – postoperative eye drops.
Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center, with offices in Arlington, Plano and Dallas, is the first practice in DFW to offer the “No-Drop” cataract surgery, a procedure that is receiving rave reviews from patients and surgeons alike.
In the standard postoperative care for cataract surgery, patients are required to diligently use both antibiotic and steroid eye drops before and after their procedures to prevent infection and inflammation and to promote healing. While the drops have been effective, the rigid expectations for the drop schedule can be difficult to follow. Missing scheduled drops can lead to an increased risk of potential complications.
For patients who medically qualify for the new “No Drop” cataract surgery, the surgeon administers a mixture that contains the antibiotic and steroid medications into the eye during the surgery. The medication remains in the eye where it slowly dissolves while the eye is healing. This allows most patients to heal without the need for additional prescription eye drops.
In addition to the convenience, many patients report a significant cost savings for the “No Drop” cataract surgery. Typical cataract surgery prescription eye drops can cost $100 to $400 per eye. In contrast, if patients elect to undergo “No-Drop” cataract surgery, it is rare for them to pay for any prescription eye drops.
The surgeons at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center say the new “No Drop” procedure is a welcome addition to the advanced cataract technology already in place.
“When you look at cataract treatments over the last decade, we’ve made many incredible advances in technology,” said Anthony Evangelista, MD, partner surgeon at Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center. “Between our LifeStyle Lens procedures and the LenSx cataract laser, we’re able to help many patients enjoy clear vision, often reducing the need for corrective lenses. ‘No Drop’ cataract treatment is the latest advancement that’s not only exciting for patients, but for our surgeons as well.”
“With the new ‘No Drop’ treatment, we are able to make cataract surgery more convenient, finally bringing the most frustrating aspect of cataract procedure – the postoperative drop regimen required during the recovery – into the modern age,” said David A. Kleiman, MD, founder of Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center.
Kleiman | Evangelista Eye Center remains on the forefront of vision correction and breakthroughs in cataract surgery. Their team of surgeons has performed tens of thousands of cataract procedures since the practice opened 33 years ago. For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit DroplessDFW.com or call (800) 714-2020.