A Heartfelt Farewell & Gratitude from Dr. Vital

Dear Valued Patient: With a mixture of emotions, I write to you to share some news.  After many fulfilling years of practice and having the privilege of caring for your eye health, I am announcing my retirement from active practice.  While this decision comes sooner than anticipated, it is one that I make with a… Read More

5 Reasons Patients Are Having Cataract Surgery Sooner

Patients are having cataract surgery sooner than in the past.  Cataract surgery is a common procedure that involves the removal of a clouded natural lens in the eye and its replacement with an artificial one. Cataracts are a natural part of the aging process and develop slowly over time. As such, the standard practice in… Read More

RxSight Light Adjustable Lens: The Precision Choice For Cataract Surgery

As people age, cataracts become an increasingly common problem. Cataracts can cause blurred vision, difficulty seeing at night, and even vision loss. Fortunately, cataract surgery is a common and effective solution for restoring vision. However, not all intraocular lens (IOL) technologies are created equal. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of the RxSight… Read More

Generic vs. Brand Eye Drops: Which is better and how do I know what they are for?

Patients often want to know if generic eye drops are just as good a brand-named eye drops.  This is usually because there is an assumption that the generic eye drops are less expensive.  Everyone is looking to save a buck which is understandable.  The answers here are not always simple.  Dr. Vital is always trying to prescribe the most… Read More

Top 5 Questions About The RxSight Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) Available With Dr. Vital in Houston

Dr. Vital of Houston Eye Associates answers the top five questions on the Light Adjustable Lens (LAL) by RxSight. 1. What is a light adjusting lens? The Light Adjustable Lens is a revolutionary way of correcting vision with cataract surgery.  Most intraocular lenses (IOLs) that are placed during cataract surgery are “fixed”.  They have a… Read More

Dr. Mark Vital Discusses Fuchs’ Dystrophy

What is Fuchs’ Dystrophy? Fuchs’ Dystrophy is a corneal swelling disorder that blurs vision by impacting the innermost cells of the cornea. In this video from Houston Eye Associates’ Dr. Mark C. Vital, Dr. Vital discusses Fuchs’ Dystrophy, a genetic vision disorder that impacts the inner layer of cells of the cornea resulting in swelling…. Read More

What is a light adjustable lens?

The Light Adjustable Lens by RxSight is an extremely exciting advancement in cataract surgery! Imaging standing on the tee box of par five hole at The River Oaks Country Club and hitting the ball within 1 foot of the hole; an amazing shot for sure!  That precision is similar to the precision of most cataract… Read More

What is the best treatment for corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

The best treatment for corneal swelling after cataract surgery is often DMEK. Corneal swelling after cataract surgery can happen even with an excellent surgeon and uneventful cataract surgery. Removing a cataract causes stress on the innermost cells of the cornea (the endothelium) no matter how careful and fast the surgery was performed. Some patients are… Read More

Why can’t I see up close anymore?

Not being able to see well up close is a condition called presbyopia. As we age, the lens of the eye that helps to focus light loses its ability to change shape quickly. This happens over time and gets worse as we get older.   Most people start to experience problems with seeing up close around age 40.  This… Read More

Dr. Vital is now seeing patients in Sugar Land!

Dr. Vital is now seeing patients in Sugar Land.  If you live in the southwest area of Houston, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Richmond, or Rosenberg, Dr. Vital can now see you closer to home in the Houston Eye Associates Sugar Land Flour Daniel location.  If you are experiencing problems with blurred vision or uncomfortable eyes, we can help… Read More