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Why Choose Us?

If you’re looking for a cataract surgeon in San Antonio, look no further than Dr. Iskander at San Antonio Eye Specialists. A cataract is what we call a lens in the eye that has become cloudy. When you see someone who has a cataract, they will typically have a gray or blue tint to their eye where the pupil is (the part that normally appears black). For a person who has a cataract, it can have many unusual symptoms, including yellowing of colors, halos, glare, and more. The initial symptom is blurred vision, and other symptoms develop over time, even resulting in unusual symptoms like diplopia (double vision) when the cataract is ‘ripe’ or ‘mature’.

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Cataract Vision


Why Choose Dr. Iskander and San Antonio Eye Specialists?

Dr. Iskander has extensive experience with state-of-the-art cataract surgery. He performs no-stitch cataract surgery under topical anesthetic drops. No needles will be used during surgery and patients often require no patches after surgery. More than 98% of patients are pain free, and most see clearly within hours to days after the procedure.

Dr. Iskander specializes in refractive custom cataract surgery. This entails custom tailoring the procedure to each patient i.e. we try to minimize the refractive error (prescription) during surgery by choice of intraocular lens implants (IOL) and management of astigmatism, to lessen the dependency on glasses after surgery. Dr. Iskander also utilizes laser assisted cataract removal. This technology can add a greater amount of precision, safety and improved visual outcome to the entire cataract procedure.  Dr. Iskander is referred many “complex” cases from colleagues in San Antonio for his surgical expertise. There are several types of IOL’s available. Dr. Iskander will provide a thorough examination and evaluation to help determine which lens is best for you.

Laser Cataract Surgery is Here!

For Dr. Iskander, cataract surgery is a refractive procedure – his goal is to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. In addition to premium lens implants, San Antonio Eye Specialists now performs laser cataract surgery to help reach that goal!  The LENSAR™ laser system allows Dr. Iskander to utilize a femtosecond laser to perform many of the surgical steps that are usually done by hand. Because a computerized laser is more accurate and precise than any human hand could be, this procedure gives patients better, more predictable surgical outcomes!

“I was scared to have cataract surgery after I was diagnosed by my optometrist. After going to several ophthalmologist in town, I decided to go with Dr. Iskander of San Antonio Eye Specialists because I felt most comfortable with him. He took the time to explain the difference between modern cataract removal and old fashion cataract surgery like my mother had. After undergoing laser-assisted cataract removal, I can see clearly again! I also chose a premium lens implant which has freed my from reading glasses and bifocals for nearly all activities! Thanks again Dr. Iskander!”

- Eloise T., Cataract Patient

"I was very pleased with my experience with Dr. Nader G. Iskander.It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. When I say the doctor and all the other employees of the Doctors Care made me feel that I was in safe hands and even made me smile when I left, then you can believe they are the best. I am truly grateful and highly recommended San Antonio Eye Specialists."

- Lina Y., Cataract Patient

I highly recommend Dr. Nader Iskander and his staff for anyone who is in need of professional vision care servicies. Dr. Iskander performed successful Cataract surgery on me for both of my eyes during 2013 when I was 64 years old. My vision improved immediately to 20/20. There was no pain or side effects. I go back once a year for an annual eye exam with Dr. Iskander. I am happy to say that I have had no problems with my vision since my Cataract surgery. I just had my annual eye exam with Dr. Iskander at SA Eye Specialists and I am glad to say my vision is still 20/20 at 70 years old.

- Fernando M., Cataract Patient


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