Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Thursday, June 14, 2012
The treatment was very gentle, calming, comfortable, warming and impressive. Once the doctor completed both eyes, I sat up in the chair enjoying immediate relief that has continued to improve daily. Within a few days, I could stop routinely placing over the counter moisturizing drops in my eyes. My reading and computer vision is better, my eyes feel less tired from the dryness and I did not notice any dryness when I flew a few days later.LipiFlow treatment. I would do it again and highly recommend Mann Eye Institute. The patient care can be described in 3 words – over the top.
- Satisfied Patient
Friday, June 8, 2012
There's really no place like Austin, one of the nation's most diversified cities. Austin offers an appropriate mix of music, culture, great food, world-renowned technology and of course, southern hospitality. The people here are welcoming, fun, unique and REAL.
When we opened our first Mann Eye Institute Austin office in 1998, I was thrilled. Austin has tremendous potential for growth and expansion with so much happening all the time. Over the last 14 years since we've been there, the city has experienced impressive growth, it's been exciting to watch.
Much like Austin, Mann Eye Institute has grown in our own ways as well. We're now been able to help tens of thousands of patients across central Texas enjoy improved vision and eliminate the need for glasses, contacts and even readers and bifocals.
Now, our expansion has reached yet another milestone, hence the reason for this note. I am excited to announce our new Austin location opening this August in North Austin.
Why this new office? There are several reasons.
Location - Austin and its suburbs continue to broaden at a rapid rate. While this is great for the city and for Mann Eye alike, we still insist on providing the warm, friendly, legendary service that our patients appreciate. Part of this is having a convenient location with leading edge technologies to better serve our patients closer to home. With the opening of our new North Austin-area center, we can now better serve Austinites regardless of your location within the city or surrounding suburbs.
Service - At Mann Eye Institute, we always want to stay ahead of the curve. This includes serving patients in a timely fashion, having enough open appointments available to fit our patients’ schedules, and having multiple treatment centers, either close to home or close to work. Combined, these conveniences help to establish our successful Mann Eye Excellence in Patient Care model. Additionally, this new facility will allow us to continue to improve our slate of medical treatment options in order to better serve our valued patients.
Options - If you've been to Mann Eye Institute, spoken with someone who has been here or even spent some time on our website, you know we strive to provide a wide variety of treatments and procedures. Each patient's vision is as unique as a fingerprint. That is why it is important that we offer the most options possible to tailor a treatment to your unique vision requirements. Of course we offer LASIK, but we also feature laser cataract solutions with the Active Life Lens technologies and the new Catalys Laser. Additionally, we provide treatment for glaucoma and corneal conditions and care for a range of other common vision issues, like dry eye. At our new Austin office, we are able to screen for all these procedures, in addition to conducting all pre-operative and post-operative care within this single facility.
Improved Partnerships - Everyone at Mann Eye Institute values the relationships we have built locally with our referring optometrists. We work with many eye doctors throughout the Austin area, helping them provide advanced surgical options to their patients. This new Austin location will play a pivotal role in the integration of our services with the network of referring optometrists. Our goal is to increase convenience for their patients in addition to the level of service and types of treatments we can offer patients. If you already have an optometrist in Austin, this type of partnership can certainly be beneficial for your eye care and vision correction needs.
As you can see, we are excited to bring this beautifully appointed, new location to the Austin area. We trust it will help us better serve our Austin-area patients in a multitude of ways. You will hear more from me and my team as we get closer to our grand opening. We would welcome a visit from you to the new office once we have officially launched in order that you may learn more about our services and how they can benefit you and your family's vision needs.
Thank you for your part in making Austin such an amazing place. We are proud of this city, and you should be too. I look forward to seeing you at our new location very soon.
Mike Mann, MD, FACS
Monday, March 12, 2012
Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center of Houston Chosen As Site of U.S. Launch of New FDA-Approved All-Laser Custom Cataract Surgery
Mann Eye Institute and Laser Center, a leading vision care center headquartered in Houston, Texas, announced today the successful launch of the first U.S. introduction of an all-laser custom cataract surgery technology that will change the future of cataract treatment.
The Mann Eye Institute is the first vision care center in a worldwide rollout of the new Catalys Precision Laser System, an FDA-approved cataract laser technology designed by OptiMedica, a global ophthalmic company based in Santa Clara, CA.
The advanced technology delivers what Mike Mann, MD, FACS, founder of the Mann Eye Institute, calls an ultra-premium experience for cataract surgery patients that improves comfort, enhances results and delivers a custom, individually tailored procedure for each patient.
The noninvasive laser technology replaces the need for a manually held surgical blade and uses a combination of femtosecond laser pulses, pattern scanning recognition software and real-time 3D imaging guidance.
Specifically, the new technology improves cataract surgery in several major ways: 3D image guidance ensures that the laser energy reaches the exact target in the eye every single time, enhancing the precision and accuracy of the procedure.
The laser itself allows for even greater consistency over the most challenging aspects of cataract surgery: making the corneal incision, fragmenting and removing the old lens, and performing an anterior capsulotomy, an incision that opens the capsule that covers the lens.
Each year more than 2.5 million people undergo cataract surgery. It is one of the most common and successful procedures in the U.S. today. It is estimated that by age 80, more than half of all men and women will either have cataracts or have undergone surgery by then.
Cataracts are a clouding of the lens in the eye. The lens is responsible for focusing the light entering the eye on the retina, which then sends images to the brain. As the lens clouds, it blocks light from reaching the retina, making vision blurry. Eventually, vision will be lost without treatment.
During cataract surgery, a tiny incision is made in the eye and the damaged cloudy lens is removed. A new clear lens implant is then inserted into the eye. The incision self-seals, so no stitches are required. Recovery is quick with good vision usually expected the day following surgery.
The introduction of the new all-laser cataract surgery is a giant step forward from the early days, when removing a cataract meant patients would have to wear thick glasses in order to see. Lens implants were the next step in the continuum of progress and more recently, premium active life lens implants were introduced that give patients the ability to see at all distances while reducing or eliminating the need for glasses. Now the all-laser procedure is taking cataract surgery to the next level of experience for both surgeons and patients.
Mann Eye Institute chose the Catalys laser cataract surgery technology after a rigorous selection process in which Doctors Mike Mann and Paul Mann compared different laser cataract technologies. As part of this process, they observed and performed Catalys cases at sites in both the Dominican Republic and Germany.
“We’ve been looking forward to offering our patients laser cataract surgery but wanted to be sure that we selected the best technology available,” said Dr. Mike Mann. “Catalys represents what surely will become the gold standard in cataract surgery and is the type of innovation Mann Eye patients have come to expect.”