Our Cataract Surgeons

DR. E. BRITT BROCKMAN, M.D.

CATARACT SURGEON

DR. SHIRAAZ I. RAHMAN, M.D.

CATARACT AND GLAUCOMA SURGEON

DR. ASIM R. PIRACHA, M.D.

CORNEA TRAINED CATARACT AND REFRACTIVE SURGEON
  • Who is at risk for cataracts?

    Cataracts can occur at any age, but are much more common after the age of 55.  About half of the population has a cataract by age 65, and nearly everyone over 75 has them. In rare cases, infants can have congenital cataracts.

  • What causes cataracts?

    Eye injury, medications, and eye diseases can cause cataracts, or they may be congenital.  Although the majority occur as a part of the aging process, other medical factors like diabetes, glaucoma, smoking, and excessive sun exposure can increase the risk of cataract formation.

  • Does insurance cover cataract surgery?

    Medicare and most health insurance plans will cover cataract surgery and monofocal intraocular lenses, but not the cost of premium intraocular lenses.

  • Is there an additional cost for lifestyle lenses?

    Yes.  If you have vision loss due to cataracts, traditional cataract surgery may be covered by Medicare or private insurance. However, the cost of the vision correction technology is considered elective and not covered by Medicare and private insurance.

  • What if I've already had LASIK?

    If you’ve previously had another eye surgery, like LASIK, you may still be a good candidate for cataract surgery.  Your doctor will take previous procedures into consideration when discussing treatment options with you at your comprehensive evaluation.

  • Will I still need glasses after surgery?

    The implantation of lifestyle lenses can provide options to reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contact lenses. Some patients may still need glasses for night driving, reading in low-light, or reading fine print.

Hear from Our Patients


Jessica O. , LASIK

Jessica wanted to improve her vision and ensure her safety when driving at night! After LASIK, Jessica is seeing better than ever at 20/15!

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Kathy C. , LASIK

After becoming allergic to contact lens, Kathy decided to try LASIK. Only one day after her procedure and she already has 20/20 vision!

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Josh S. , LASIK