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Eye Associates: Cataract Surgery

CATARACT SURGERY

As a Hattiesburg area cataract specialist, Dr. Cooley encounters many patients who believe that poor vision is a part of the aging process. However, poor vision due to a cataract can be fixed with a simple surgery procedure.

Cataract surgery is a common procedure used to remove the clouded lens of your eye and replace it with a clear artificial lens. A cataract-clouded lens is similar to looking through a piece of wax paper or a blurry photo lens.

The cloudiness of the lens can vary. You may not be aware that a cataract is present if it is not near the center of the lens.

COMMON CATARACT SYMPTOMS:

  • Blurring of vision
  • Glare or light sensitivity
  • Poor night vision
  • Double vision in one eye
  • Needing brighter light to read
  • Fading or yellowing of colors

This is an outpatient procedure that generally takes an hour or less to perform. For patients with cataracts in both eyes, surgery will be performed on separate occasions. This allows time for the first eye to heal and vision to return.

ADDITIONAL CATARACT PROCEDURES INCLUDE:

  • Bladeless Cataract Surgery

Bladeless cataract surgery is an innovative solution for removing cataracts and enhancing vision. The bladeless procedure uses advanced scanning technology to plan and perform the procedure to the exact measurements of your eye. The laser then makes precise micro-incisions, breaks up the cataract and calculates the exact placement of the new lens.

  • Multi Focal Cataract Surgery

Multi Focal Cataract Surgery uses the same technique of modern cataract surgery, paired with an advanced multi-focal lens. The goal of this procedure is to provide functional vision at different distances to minimize the use of glasses. Multi-focal lens implants are for those who have a cataract that needs to be removed and want to be less dependent on contacts or glasses for far and/or near vision. 

  • Monovision Cataract Surgery

Monovision surgery uses the cataract surgery technique to correct one eye for near vision and one eye for distance vision. Several weeks after the lens is implanted, the brain adapts, allowing the patient to see far and near seamlessly. Monovision is a technique that can also be applied to laser vision correction. The ophthalmologist can perform tests to determine if you are candidate for this procedure.

Eye Associates is a comprehensive ophthalmology and optometry practice offering a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care. Our eye doctors, Christopher L. Cooley, MD; and Curtis J. Shaffer, OD, are specifically trained to diagnose and treat all disorders of the eye. Services include general ophthalmology and optometry, cataract surgery, LASIK, diabetic retinopathy, astigmatism reduction, and glaucoma management/treatment. Locations served include: Hattiesburg, Collins, Columbia, Petal, Picayune, Poplarville, Prentiss, Purvis, Seminary and Wiggins.

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    (601) 271-2020

    PRIMARY LOCATION

    7148 US Hwy 98
    Hattiesburg, MS 39402

    HOURS

    Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    OUTREACH LOCATIONS

    Collins
    Collins Family Practice Clinic
    704 Fifth Street
    Collins, MS 39428
    Phone: 601-765-4414
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    Columbia
    Columbia Family Clinic
    502 Broad Street
    Columbia, MS 39429
    Phone: 601-736-8282
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    Ellisville
    Ellisville Family Clinic
    822 Main Street
    Ellisville, MS 39437
    Phone: 601-477-2014
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    Hattiesburg

    7148 US Hwy 98
    Hattiesburg, MS 39402
    Phone: 601-271-2020
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    Laurel
    Eye Associates
    1431 W. 10th St.
    Laurel, MS 39440
    Phone: 601-271-2020

    Petal
    Petal Family Practice
    50 Parkway Lane
    Petal, MS 39465
    Phone: 601-544-7404
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    Picayune
    Picayune Family Practice Clinic
    128 Highland Pkwy.
    Suite 200
    Picayune, MS 39466
    Phone: 601-358-9630
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    Poplarville
    The Poplarville Clinic
    1407 South Main Street
    Poplarville, MS 39470
    Phone: 601-795-0659
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    Prentiss
    Prentiss Family Practice Clinic
    1014 Rose Street
    Suite D
    Prentiss, MS 39474
    Phone: 601-792-2071
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    Purvis
    Purvis Family Practice Clinic
    102 Shelby Speights Drive
    Purvis, MS 39475
    Phone: 601-794-8065
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    Seminary

    Family Clinic of Seminary
    215 Bobby Beasley Street
    Seminary, MS 39479
    Phone: 601-722-4300
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    Sumrall Medical Center

    1238 Highway 42
    Sumrall, MS 39482
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    Wiggins

    Wiggins Clinic
    805 Hall Street
    Wiggins, MS 39577
    Phone: 601-928-4412

    Eye Associates is a comprehensive ophthalmology and optometry practice offering a complete range of preventative and corrective eye care. Our eye doctors, Christopher L. Cooley, MD; and Curtis J. Shaffer, OD, are specifically trained to diagnose and treat all disorders of the eye. Services include general ophthalmology and optometry, cataract surgery, LASIK, diabetic retinopathy, astigmatism reduction, and glaucoma management/treatment. Locations served include: Hattiesburg, Collins, Columbia, Petal, Picayune, Poplarville, Prentiss, Purvis, Seminary and Wiggins.