Cape Coral LASIK & Cataract Surgery
As you evaluate the best eye doctors in Cape Coral for LASIK surgery or cataract surgery, consider Elmquist Eye Group.
Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida has provided exceptional eye care to the residents of Southwest Florida for more than 25 years.
Kate Wagner, OD and Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists. Yasaira Rodriguez, MD is a board certified ophthalmologist and refractive surgeon who specializes in refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, LASIK and eyelid surgery.
With our state-of-the-art facilities, we can help you achieve the best possible visual results from your surgery.
About Cataract Surgery
According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, over 24.5 million Americans aged 40 and older are affected by cataracts. And by the year 2050, it is estimated that 50 million Americans will have them.
Cataracts worsen slowly over time, but you may eventually decide to have cataract surgery to correct the problem. The cataract, or cloudy lens of the eye, is replaced with an artificial plastic lens, called an intraocular lens or “IOL.”
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 now offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make the treatment more precise, safer and more accurate. Of course, there are risks with any type of surgery, and they should be discussed with Dr. Rodriguez before surgery.
About LASIK Surgery
LASIK is an acronym for Laser in-situ Keratomileusis. It is the most commonly performed laser eye surgery today and can help you reduce your dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses. It was approved by the FDA in 1995, and advancements in technology since then have made it safer and more effective.
In conventional LASIK surgery, the surgeon uses a handheld surgical blade, called a microkeratome, to cut a thin flap into the corneal surface. The flap is then folded over, and energy pulses from a computer-guided excimer laser are applied to reshape the corneal tissue.
At Elmquist Eye Group, we prefer all-laser LASIK, also called “bladeless” LASIK. This state-of-the-art technique enables the surgeon to cut the corneal flap with the cool beams of a femtosecond laser rather than with a metal blade.
All-laser LASIK is the most technologically advanced and safest way of performing LASIK surgery. It’s also the only method approved for NASA astronauts and U.S. military pilots.
If you would like more information about LASIK and cataract surgery in Cape Coral, we encourage you to give Elmquist Eye Group a call at (239) 936-2020 to explore your treatment options.