Decatur Eye Center Offers Local Cataract Surgery in Wise County and Surrounding Areas

DECATUR, Texas, May 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cataract surgery is available to patients and area residents in Decatur and areas surrounding Wise County, reports Decatur Eye Center. Decatur Eye Center is one of the few clinics in the area to offer the procedure with access to ophthalmologist, Dr. Heather Winslow. Diagnosis is done at the eye clinic and surgery is performed at the Decatur Hospital. All post-operative care is available at Decatur Eye Center. Mature individuals can experience impaired vision due to cataracts; surgery for this common condition can help restore vision to those with advanced cataracts.

Cataracts are a common condition that occurs as we age. The first evidence of cataracts forming can be seen after the age of 50 in most patients. The lenses we were born with slowly become cloudy after many years of use, however, as individuals approach their 70’s, their lenses may become so cloudy that their vision is disrupted to the point of needing surgery. Cataracts can also be related to other medical conditions, previous eye injuries, radiation exposure, diabetes, smoking, steroid use or genetic disorders. Symptoms of cataracts include changes in colored vision, blurred vision, double vision, glare or poor night vision.

“Annual dilated eye exams are necessary to check for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and for many other diseases which can impair eye function and rob you of your good vision.” said Dr. Edward Fries. “Cataracts can make it difficult to drive and read, preventing seniors from enjoying daily activities and living independently. We have the experience to help patients determine the best course of treatment and provide everything they need for their cataract care and any other eye diseases at Decatur Eye Center.” As a glaucoma specialist, Dr. Fries uses dilated eye exams to determine the full health of your eyes and any need for surgery. His nutritional training allows for additional support in decreasing the possible progression or risk of developing eye diseases.

Dr. Edward Fries M.S., OD has been serving the residents of Decatur and the surrounding areas for more than 12 years. Decatur Eye Center has been around for more than 30 years and offers full service eye and vision care to children and adults of all ages. Decatur Eye Center is locally owned and operated with two ophthalmologists available in office to assist in providing professional eye care services from pre to post-operative care for patients in Decatur.

Call (940) 627-2020 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about the comprehensive cataract procedures available at Decatur Eye Clinic. They will discuss the options available for those suffering from cataracts and considering cataract surgery. Visit for more details.

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Source:Decatur Eye Center