About Steven Dell, MD
Steven Dell, MD practices in Austin at Dell Laser Consultants as an Ophthalmologist, board certified by American Board of Ophthalmology. Dr. Dell was invited to join RealSelf in 2009, and has achieved "Participating Member" status. Dr. Dell has hospital affiliations at Seton Hospital System, Seton Northwest, Brackenridge Hospital, Brackenridge Children's Hospital.
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The answer is frequently yes. Some patients are interested in surgery to eliminate glasses for distance, intermediate and near vision. Their inability to read up close is called presbyopia. In many cases, the best way to treat this is to “prematurely” remove the lens in their eyes that will eventually become a cataract, and replace it with an intraocular lens. There are intraocular lens that have the ability to see at distance, intermediate and near without the need for glasses...
Cataract surgery involves removal of the cloudy lens, and replacement with an artificial lens, which is called an intraocular lens. The cataract is typically removed using ultrasound. I have had the opportunity to perform cataract surgery using a femtosecond laser, which may ultimately prove superior. It is too early to say at this point. Cataract surgery generally takes only a few minutes, and the success rate is extremely high. For decades, the intraocular lenses we implanted after...
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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Baylor Transitional, Houston, TX
Ophthalmologist, Tulane, New Orleans, LA