(417) 886-EYES (3937) • (800) 995-3180 size-upsize-normalsize-down

(417) 886-EYES (3937) • (800) 995-3180


Cataract Surgery

The only effective treatment for a cataract is to remove the lens. The method behind this procedure has changed over the years, due in large part to the introduction of modern techniques and innovative technology.

Past Methods of Cataract Correction

Not all that many years ago, surgery to remove cataracts involved making a large incision in the eye—an incision that had to be closed with stitches, which made recovery lengthy and uncomfortable. Because the eye’s lens had been removed, the patient had to wear eyeglasses with thick lenses.

Modern Cataract Correction

Now, it is possible to restore clear vision and reclaim your life with a more comfortable and convenient procedure than ever before. Modern cataract surgery is quick, taking less than 10-minutes to perform, and is an outpatient procedure. It includes:

  • A very small incision that requires no stitches and heals naturally with very little recovery time
  • The use of small instruments under the high magnification of a microscope and ultrasound energy to break up and easily remove the cataract
  • A clear artificial lens that replaces the clouded lens to restore some of the eye’s ability to focus
  • At Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center, cataracts are removed as an outpatient surgical procedure. The clouded lens is replaced by a lens implant. NO needles and NO stitches are used.
  • Real RESULTS with most patients experiencing better vision the same day

Not only is cataract treatment the most frequently performed surgery in the United States, it is also one of the most successful. More than 99% of patients who undergo cataract removal rank their vision as significantly improved.

The surgeons at Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center have removed more than 50,000 cataracts.

Cataracts & Glaucoma: iStent Technology

Patients with both cataracts and glaucoma may benefit from iStent®. This innovative technology for controlling eye pressure is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA, and is placed in the eye during cataract surgery. In a U.S. clinical trial, iStent patients who achieved a target pressure of < 21 were more likely not to need their medications than patients with cataract surgery only.


Mattax Neu Prater gladly accepts Medicare assignment.

Call Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center to learn more about modern cataract correction…the PROVEN, EFFECTIVE way to recover clear vision and reclaim your life.

Cataract Surgery: Introduction

Cataract Surgery Introduction

Cataracts Surgery: Benefits

Cataract Surgery Benefits

The iStent

glaucoma istent

“When I came into the surgical suite, I was a little bit nervous. The staff was just right there. They were very gracious. They were very attentive and very aware of my needs. I was very impressed.”
- Virginia, Actual Patient