Best Cataract Doctor in Florida
If you are looking for the best cataract doctor in Florida, consider Elmquist Eye Group. You can count on our top cataract specialists to provide the highest level of care.
Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist, founder of Elmquist Eye Group, is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., placing him among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation. He has provided exceptional eye care to the residents of Southwest Florida for more than 25 years.
Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, Dr. Elmquist’s associate, is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She specializes in premium cataract surgery, LASIK, upper eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures.
Do You Have a Cataract?
If you have cloudy or blurred vision, see halos and glare around lights, or have difficulty driving at night, you may have a cataract. Cataracts are an inevitable part of the aging process, but many people don’t realize they have one until it’s discovered during a routine eye examination.
Although most cataracts are age-related, you don’t have to be a senior citizen to get one. Cataracts are most responsible for diminished vision after the age of 60. They can occur at younger ages, but are usually small and do not affect vision.
About Cataract Treatment
Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed in the U.S. today, with a success rate that exceeds 95%. The procedure is quick, most patients experience little or no discomfort, and clear vision is usually restored within a few days.
Elmquist Eye Group offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make the treatment more precise, safer and more accurate. It provides the same excellent outcome as traditional cataract surgery, but uses a different method.
Our cataract surgeon uses special computer software to create a surgical plan with a 3-D map of your unique eye. The plan informs the doctor of the location, depth, and length of the cataract. Using the plan and map, the femtosecond laser creates the incisions and assists in the cataract removal with a higher degree of precision than in traditional cataract surgery.
The laser also softens and fragments the cataract for removal, but the laser’s light energy is gentler and causes minimal damage to surrounding tissue. The surgeon removes the old lens and inserts the new artificial intraocular lens (IOL) you have selected.
Laser cataract surgery takes 5 to 10 minutes. Recovery time is very similar to traditional cataract surgery, and most individuals recover and return to their normal activities very quickly.
Of course, there are risks with any type of surgery, and they should be discussed with Dr. Eccles-Brown before surgery.
Elmquist Eye Group offers the best team of eye doctors in Southwest Florida. For answers to your questions about cataracts, get in touch with us today at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment. The Elmquist team will be delighted to help.