Best Cataract Surgery Centers in Cape Coral
Are you looking for the best cataract surgery centers in Cape Coral that offer the most innovative treatment options? Look no further than the experts at Elmquist Eye Group.
Residents of Southwest Florida have been coming to Elmquist Eye Group for more than 25 years for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, and other eye conditions.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, founder of Elmquist Eye Group, and his associates, Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD and Yasaira Rodriguez, MD are Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and Fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
The Elmquist team also includes Kate M. Wagner, OD, managing partner, and Nina G. Burt, OD, associate. They are Board Certified optometrists who skillfully diagnose and treat a wide range of eye conditions.
We are proud to offer a unique combination of state-of-the-art treatment options and a passion for providing the highest level of service to our patients.
About Cataract Surgery
Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Over time, they can lead to blurred vision. They are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., and an estimated 20.5 million Americans aged 40 years and older have a cataract in one or both eyes. Cataracts can only be treated with surgery.
In traditional cataract surgery, the natural lens of the eye is typically replaced with a monofocal (one distance) intraocular lens to restore your clear vision. Traditional cataract surgery provides excellent results, but technological advances in both lens technology and surgical techniques now afford cataract patients more options.
To achieve the best possible outcomes for cataract patients, Elmquist Eye Group offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery. The FDA-approved laser automates several steps of the procedure that previously had to be done manually, and improves the precision, accuracy and safety of cataract surgery.
Approximately three million Americans have cataract surgery every year. Although it is a delicate procedure, it is one of the safest and most common surgeries performed in the world, and has a better than 95% success rate. Of course, there are risks with any type of surgery, and they should be discussed with Dr. Eccles-Brown before surgery.
About Cataract Evaluations
The components of a cataract evaluation are very similar to a general eye exam with a few additional tests to determine whether or not surgery is a viable option.
We may ask you about vision problems under low lighting conditions and in situations where glare is a problem (like night driving). You may also be asked about any difficulties you have with tasks like driving, reading, and recreational activities.
Your health history is important because certain conditions contribute to the development of cataracts and to the prognosis after surgery. We will also thoroughly review any medications you take to determine whether the medications could affect surgical decisions or procedures.
An comprehensive examination of your eyes through dilated pupils is critical to determine the nature and the severity of the cataract.
Schedule an appointment today with Elmquist Eye Group, one of the best cataract surgery centers in Cape Coral. Contact us at (239) 936-2020 to learn more about cataracts and discuss your treatment options.