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What Causes Cataracts?

Published September 9, 2018

A cataract is a common condition in which a normally clear eye lens becomes cloudy, causing blurry vision similar to looking through a foggy window. A cataract occurs when there is a buildup of proteins in the lens, creating protein clumps. These clumps, or deposits, prevent light from passing clearly through the lens, thus disrupting […]

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Cataracts in Ancient Egypt

Published August 26, 2018

Have you ever wondered how vision problems were treated hundreds or thousands of years ago?  If you thought there weren’t any treatments before modern day medicine, you may be surprised. Each year, cataract surgery permits millions of people to improve and recover their vision.  This eye surgery has been conducted since ancient times, but has […]

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Another Reason to Stop Smoking

Published August 12, 2018

Most people are aware that smoking is bad for your health. It’s linked to heart disease, stroke, lung cancer and other cancers throughout the body, including the kidneys, bladder, throat, mouth and more. Researchers have also known for some time that smoking also poses a higher risk for the development of cataracts in the eyes. […]

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Cataract Surgery Recovery

Published July 22, 2018

Modern cataract surgery is very safe and effective. In fact, the overall success rate of cataract surgery is about 98%. Typically, the procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia and the cataract surgery recovery time is minor. Most patients see clearly the day after surgery, with little or no discomfort. To ensure […]

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Types of Cataract Surgery

Published July 8, 2018

If the lens inside your eye has become cloudy, you may want to consider cataract surgery. During cataract surgery in Dallas, your doctor removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens: IOL) to restore clear vision. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis and does not […]

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Is Cataract Surgery Safe?

Published June 24, 2018

A cataract is a clouding of the eye lens that can make it hard for you to see. The condition is most common in older people, but anyone can have one. As cataracts grow, they can cause symptoms that interfere with daily activities. Cataracts can cause dim, blurred, yellow or double vision. This can make […]

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Testing for Nutritional Supplement Effectiveness

Published June 22, 2018

Vision Quest ophthalmologist Wesley K. Herman, M.D. grew up on a farm in North Dakota. Farm-to-table was a way of life for his family. When he was young, his dad and uncles were into horticulture, organic production, conservation and sustainability. They were stewards of the land. This way of life has stayed with Dr. Herman. […]

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How Long Does Cataract Surgery Take?

Published June 10, 2018

Cataract surgery is a procedure used to treat cataracts where changes in the lens of the eye cause cloudy, blurry or misty vision. The lens is the crystalline structure that sits just behind your pupil, which is the black circle in the center of your eye. Cataracts occur when changes in the lens of the […]

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Cure for Cataracts: The “Pill” or the “Diamond”

Published May 30, 2018

Dr. Wesley K. Herman, founder and principle surgeon at Vision Quest in Dallas, Texas, has had an article published in The Waiting Room Magazine that shares a unique approach to helping people understand why nearly everyone will experience cataracts at some point in their lives. He starts by explaining that the eye is actually part […]

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Diabetic Eye Disease Treatment

Published May 27, 2018

Diabetic eye disease is a group of eye conditions that can affect people with diabetes. While diabetic eye disease may not always be preventable, early detection and treatment, before significant vision loss or blindness, is the best way to control diabetic eye disease. Diabetic eye disease treatment depends on the type of eye disease you […]

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