At one point in your life or another, you may need eye surgery. Most of us never think we will need eye surgery, but then we find ourselves in that position. South Floridians are very fortunate to have the best eye surgeons, and if you are near Bonita Springs, FL, you are in luck because the expert surgeons at Elmquist Eye Group offer several types of eye surgeries.
We perform LASIK surgery to successfully restore vision. We prefer the state-of-the-art bladeless custom LASIK procedure because it is a safer alternative than older traditional forms of LASIK. Bladeless custom LASIK uses two lasers. First, we use a femtosecond laser that creates a flap to expose the cornea. Next, the surgeon uses an excimer laser to reshape the cornea, thus correcting the refractive error and improving vision.
More than 25 million Americans have cataracts and if you are over age 60, chances are, a cataract has already begun forming. Elmquist surgeons are board-certified surgeons and specially trained in the latest cataract surgical techniques. Our doctors offer our South Florida patients the very best and very latest advancements in eye care.
Cataracts are a normal part of aging and form when natural proteins break down in the eye and begin to clump on the lens. This process makes the normally transparent lens cloudy and affects vision. Age-related cataracts range in severity from mild to those that severely affect vision. Genetics and sun exposure may contribute to the development of cataracts, as do medical conditions like diabetes and hypertension.
Surgery is the only way to remedy a cataract, so if your cataracts are significantly interfering with your vision, schedule an appointment with us. Do you feel as if you are looking through a waterfall? Many of our cataract patients describe their vision this way. Come see us for a comprehensive cataract exam and evaluation for surgery.
Our surgeons are also very skilled at performing a variety of eyelid surgeries like blepharoplasty surgery, more commonly referred to as an “eyelid tuck”. As people age, the eyelid skin can become saggy and droopy. Sometimes, the upper eyelid skin folds so much that it interferes with vision, a condition called ptosis. This procedure can be done to restore function or simply for cosmetic purposes. In women, we can restore the “eye shadow space” of your eyes to give you a more youthful, less tired appearance. Men can also benefit from eyelid surgery, and we indeed have many male patients who have the procedure to look more youthful.
You can trust the Elmquist Eye Group team for all your eye surgery needs. Our experienced team of ophthalmologists, ophthalmic surgeons and eye care professionals has tremendous clinical knowledge and experience in a wide variety of eye diseases and surgical services. Come to the best eye surgeons near Bonita Springs, FL. Schedule your appointment today.