Cataract Specialist Near Me Fort Myers

Are you looking for an experienced cataract specialist near you in Fort Myers, Florida? The team of skilled doctors at Elmquist Eye Group will provide you with the highest quality care, advice, options and follow-up.

About Elmquist Eye Group

Cataract Specialist Near Me Fort MyersResidents 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 that affect everyone from children to seniors.

Yasaira Rodriguez, MD is an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include refractive cataract surgery, LASIK, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.

About Cataract Treatment

The only way to treat cataracts is with surgery that replaces the clouded lens of the eye with an artificial lens. There is little to no discomfort, and vision is usually restored within days.

Although all surgeries have risks, cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed in the U.S. today.  In addition to traditional cataract surgery, Elmquist Eye Group offers refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery which is designed to make the procedure even more precise, safe and accurate.

Today’s modern surgical techniques offer the following advantages:

  • No injections: In the past, anesthesia had to be injected into the eye with a needle to numb the area. This occasionally damaged the optic nerve or the eye itself. Today, the eye is numbed with anesthetic eye drops. This makes it easier for the eye to recover after surgery and most patients see well almost immediately. It is also beneficial for patients who take blood thinners.
  • No stitches: Incisions made in cataract surgery today are extremely tiny (about 1/8-inch). Most of the time, they are self-healing, so no stitches are required. Not only does this provide for a faster recovery, but having no uncomfortable stitches to deal with means that patients can return more quickly to their normal activities.
  • Better lenses: New, high-tech replacement lens technologies make it possible for many patients to see well at a distance and up close without having to wear glasses after surgery. These new intraocular lens implants (IOLs) are able to correct not only myopia or hyperopia but also astigmatism. Of course, you and Dr. Rodriguez will decide which lens is best for your eyes.

When you need the best cataract care near you, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to discuss any questions you may have about cataracts or cataract surgery and schedule an appointment to address your vision problems.