James P. McCulley, MD, FACS, FRCOphth
R. Wayne Bowman, MD
V. Vinod Mootha, MD
Steven Verity, MD
Sandhya Iyer, MD

UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology
Aston Ophthalmology Clinic, 6th Floor
5303 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-8866
(877) 913-0444


Dr. V. Vinod
Mootha


Dr. R. Wayne
Bowman


Dr. James P.
McCulley



Dr. Sandhya
Iyer


Dr. Steven
Verity



The board-certified ophthalmologists at UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology are recognized nationally and internationally for creating a center of excellence in cataract surgery.

You can learn more about life without a dependence on glasses or contact lenses by contacting us at (877) 913-0444 or visiting our website at www.utsouthwestern.edu.

Understanding Cataracts

The only truly effective treatment for cataracts is to remove the cloudy natural lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens implant (IOL). This lens sits behind the iris, so it won't be visible.

The physicians in the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center offer cataract patients state-of-the-art advances in intraocular lens surgery, including the "no needle, no stitch, no patch" surgical technique.

There are several types of intraocular lens replacement options. Our surgeons will recommend what they believe is the best lens for you, including:

  • For near/intermediate/distance vision (presbyopic correcting intraocular lenses): AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR multifocal lens, or the Crystalens®, a pseudo-accommodative/ presbyopic lens. Most intraocular lenses can only correct vision at one distance. This premium lens corrects vision near, far and in between, for your best chance at freedom from glasses. The AcrySof® IQ ReSTOR or Crystalens® do not correct astigmatism.
  • For distance vision and astigmatism correction: AcrySof® IQ Toric intraocular lens. These advanced lenses are designed to correct both cataracts and astigmatism at the time of surgery, for clear distance vision without the need for glasses. However, you will still need glasses for reading.
  • For distance vision: AcrySof® IQ IOL Monofocal lens. Typically covered by insurance or Medicare, these trusted lenses provide clear distance vision. However, you will likely still need glasses for reading – and possibly for distance vision.

More About the Cataract Surgeons at UT Southwestern

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James P. McCulley, MD, FACS, FRCOphth(UK), is Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and is The David Burton, Jr. Chair in Ophthalmology. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Christian University and his degree in medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He completed his residency in ophthalmology and specialty fellowship training in cornea and external disease at the world-renowned Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary of Harvard Medical School. He has been selected as one of the "Best Doctors in Dallas" by D Magazine and was peer-selected as one of the "Best Doctors in America". He has also been honored for his outstanding work with the TCU Distinguished Alumni Award and the Senior Honor Award from the American Academy of Ophthalmology. In addition, Dr. McCulley is a Fellow of the prestigious American College of Surgeons.

R. Wayne Bowman, MD is a professor of ophthalmology, and holds the Irene Wadel and Robert I. Atha, Jr. Professorship in Ophthalmology, in Honor of R. Wayne Bowman, M.D. His specialty fellowship training in cornea and external disease was performed at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Bowman has been selected as one of "Best Doctors in Dallas" by D Magazine.

V. Vinod Mootha, MD, is an associate professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Ophthalmology. Dr. Mootha's specialty fellowship training in cornea, external disease and refractive surgery was completed at University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas.

Steven Verity, MD, is a professor of ophthalmology who received his undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California and his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at University of Texas Southwestern and his specialty fellowship training in cornea and refractive surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Verity has been selected for several honors, including designation as one of the "Best Doctors in America."

Sandhya Iyer, MD, is an assistant professor of ophthalmology at UT Southwestern. She completed her medical degree in India at the University of Pune. Dr. Iyer continued her education with a general surgery internship and an ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida in Gainesville. She also completed two additional ophthalmology residencies at the University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom and at the Medical Research Foundation in Chennai, India. Dr. Iyer then performed a glaucoma research fellowship at the University of Florida and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at the Doheny Eye Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC).

All of the laser eye surgeons at UT Southwestern are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. They are active members in the major ophthalmology and medical organizations, including the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.


Surgeons at UT Southwestern Laser Center for Vision Care have been recognized
locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally for excellence

Contact UT Southwestern Department of Ophthalmology at (877) 913-0444 for more details.

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