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Cataract Surgery

What happens during a cataract procedure?

The only way to restore clear vision once you have been diagnosed with cataracts is to have cataract surgery.

In the past, because the eye's lens had been removed, the patient had to wear eyeglasses with thick lenses. Now, it is possible to restore clear vision and reclaim your life with relatively little discomfort or inconvenience. In fact, modern cataract surgery at Mountain Empire Eye Physicians is...


The surgeon will perform your surgery under the high magnification of a microscope, using micro surgical instruments and ultrasound energy.


From the moment you arrive at our outpatient surgery center, we work to make your experience relaxing and pleasant. Your surgeon will administer anesthetic eye drops to ensure your comfort, and the surgery itself takes less than 10 minutes.


The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art surgery facility, located on-site at our Bristol, TN, location.


Patients experience rapid improvement in vision and a speedy recovery time.


Our surgery center not only meets the accreditation standards set by national organizations...we EXCEED them!


We gladly accept Medicare assignment and most other forms of insurance!

How do I know if cataract surgery is right for me?

Take the first step towards seeing better by taking the Cataract Quiz and scheduling a consultation with one of our experienced surgeons.


Because early detection is so important to limiting vision loss associated with glaucoma, we offer state-of-the-art computerized evaluation techniques and modern treatment options to detect early signs of optic nerve damage and peripheral vision loss.

If you have been told by your eye doctor that you have high intraocular pressure and might have glaucoma, don’t be discouraged—although there is no cure for glaucoma, there are several effective treatment options available. 


Many patients with glaucoma are treated with daily eye drops that decrease eye pressure either by slowing the amount of fluid produced within the eye or by improving drainage of that fluid.

Laser Surgery

As eye care technology has advanced, it has opened up the door to even more effective forms of glaucoma treatment and management, including laser eye surgery:
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty: This non-invasive, low-energy procedure heats an area of the eye to help open the drainage system. It is a quick procedure and may help reduce or eliminate the need for prescription eye drops.
  • Argon Laser Treatment: When medication and eye drops fail to provide significant results, your surgeon may use an argon laser to create more openings in the drainage pathways in your eye. This may prevent further loss of vision and delay the need for conventional glaucoma surgery for some time.

Schedule an appointment with one of our experienced doctors to determine the best way to continue enjoying your best vision for years to come!