Cape Coral Cataract Surgery

If you are looking for experienced surgeons in Cape Coral who are skilled in bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, look no further than Elmquist Eye Group.

Elmquist Eye Group has provided exceptional cataract care to the residents of Southwest Florida for more than 25 years and is pleased to offer the revolutionary bladeless laser-assisted cataract procedure and the latest advancements in intraocular lens technology.

Cape Coral Cataract SurgeryDr. 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. He specializes in general ophthalmology.

Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown, Dr. Elmquist’s associate, is a board certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon who specializes in premium cataract surgery, LASIK, upper eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures.

Kate Wagner, OD, managing partner, and Nina Burt, OD, are both experienced board certified optometrists who provide pre- and post-op exams, testing, and follow-up care to our patients.

Traditional vs. Laser-Assisted Cataract Surgery

A cataract occurs when the normally clear lens of your eye gets cloudy and prevents light from passing through normally to the retina. A cataract will get worse over time, and your vision will deteriorate. The only solution is to remove the clouded lens and replace it with an artificial intraocular lens.

Cataract surgery is a form of refractive surgery because it changes the way your eye “refracts” or bends light rays to focus on the back of the eye.

During LASIK surgery, a laser and computer guidance system are used to reshape the cornea to reduce or eliminate your need for glasses. In laser-assisted cataract surgery, the laser and guidance system are used to make tiny incisions in the cornea for removal of a cataract that is clouding your vision.  Previously, this was done by the surgeon with a hand-held blade.

In cataract surgery, the cloudy lens has to be fragmented to make it easier to remove. In the traditional procedure, this is accomplished using ultrasonic energy. In the laser-assisted procedure, the laser is used to soften and break up the cloudy lens, requiring less energy and causing less stress on the delicate fibers and membrane that will hold the new intraocular lens (IOL) in place. The process may help the surgeon position the replacement lens more accurately.

In both procedures, Dr. Eccles-Brown will remove the cataract with an ultrasonic probe and suction and insert and position the intraocular lens (IOL) you have selected.

While traditional cataract surgery provides excellent results, the revolutionary bladeless laser-assisted cataract procedure enhances our ability to offer patients at Elmquist Eye Group the best possible visual outcomes.

For answers to your questions about cataract surgery in Cape Coral, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group today at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment. Our skilled team will be delighted to help.