If you are looking for a cataract surgeon near Naples, Florida, look no further than Elmquist Eye Group’s experts. Only a trained medical doctor who is an ophthalmologist can perform cataract surgery, and our surgeons are very experienced. What other qualities should you look for in a surgeon? There are a number of factors that are important.
You naturally want the best surgeon for your eyes, and credentials are important. It is crucial to have a board-certified eye surgeon. All of our Elmquist surgeons are board-certified in ophthalmology, and that means that our physicians have the necessary skills and training to perform this important surgery.
You will certainly want a surgeon with substantial experience in removing cataracts. During your initial consultation with us, we encourage you to ask questions of our surgeons:
- Is cataract surgery your surgical specialty?
- How many cataract surgeries have you performed?
- What is your success rate? Your complication rate?
- What is the most frequent surgical complication you see?
What the Surgery Entails
During cataract surgery, the surgeon will remove the cataract and replace the eye’s natural lens with an artificial one. There are several types of artificial lenses that are available ranging from clear lenses with no vision correction to multifocal lens implants that correct near and far vision.
Elmquist surgeons perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. The procedure involves a laser to create a small incision in the cornea to break up (phacoemulsify) the clouded cataract lens. The surgeon then removes these pieces from the eye, and implants the artificial intraocular lens (IOL). These lenses are made of special flexible polymers engineered to prevent the protein buildup that causes cataracts. The lenses are also designed to correct several types of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and even astigmatism.
A Comfortable Choice
By age 60, many people will have begun forming cataracts, and some can be significant enough by this age to interfere with vision. Before deciding on a doctor, do your research. Learn as much as you can. Ask questions. Ask friends and family who they trust their eyes to. Ask co-workers or your family doctor for recommendations. Chances are, you will find many people who have come to Elmquist Eye Group for all their eye care needs.
We want you to feel comfortable with your choice of surgeon. After all, a patient should feel at ease! Our doctors talk openly with patients and like when patients ask questions. We accept most health insurance plans and our cataract surgeons are conveniently located near Naples, Florida. What are you waiting for? If your vision is blurry or if colors seem muted, it is time to come see us for a consultation. In particular, if you are having trouble driving or reading, it may be time for cataract surgery. Give us a call today. Come meet your new doctor and have a discussion about your cataract surgery. At Elmquist Eye Group, we are ready for you to be our next new patient.