Cataract Removal Lee County, FL

If you are thinking about cataract removal in Lee County, consider Yasaira Rodriguez, MD. Elmquist Eye Group has been serving Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Southwest Florida for over 25 years. We can evaluate your cataract(s) and help you decide on the best treatment option.

The Elmquist Team

Cataract Removal Lee County, FL

Yasaira Rodriguez, MD is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez is an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include LASIK, cataract surgery, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.

Kate Wagner, OD, partner, and Nina Burt, OD are optometrists who are board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry and take pride in offering a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to patients of all ages.

Do You Think You Have a Cataract?

If you have trouble reading, seeing in the distance, or difficulty when driving at night, you may have a cataract. Cataracts are an inevitable part of the aging process, but many people don’t even realize they have one until it is discovered during a routine eye examination.

Although most cataracts are age-related, you don’t have to be a senior citizen to get one. Individuals can have an age-related cataract in their 40s and 50s, but they are usually small and do not affect vision. It is after the age of 60 that cataracts are most responsible for diminished vision.

About Cataract Surgery

Modern cataract surgery provides excellent results. It involves removal of the clouded natural lens and replacing it with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL).

Your surgeon will gently numb the eye so you won’t feel any discomfort. Then he will use a hand-held blade to make tiny incisions on the cornea to gain access to the lens and break it into fragments for easy removal. He will remove the lens fragments using ultrasound energy and gentle suction, and insert and position the new lens.

Now, thanks to femtosecond laser technology, the same technology used in LASIK surgery, cataract surgery is faster, safer and more accurate, and it’s no longer necessary to make incisions with hand-held blades.

Computer software creates a 3-D image of your eye and your surgeon uses it to make a plan for incisions at precise locations, depths and lengths in the cornea. The femtosecond laser makes the incisions (without a blade), and also opens the lens capsule to fragment the clouded lens. The surgeon then inserts and positions the new lens. The laser improves the precision and accuracy of the steps that previously had to be done by hand.

Get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020 to learn about your options for cataract removal in Lee County, FL.  You can count on us to provide the highest level of care.