Cataract Surgery Near Me Cape Coral
Consider having cataract surgery near you at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral, Florida. Our skilled specialists can help you choose an intraocular lens implant that fits your lifestyle and delivers a high level of glasses-free vision.
Dr. 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., placing him among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation. He has provided exceptional eye care to the residents of Southwest Florida for more than 25 years.
Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She specializes in refractive cataract surgery, LASIK, upper eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures.
About Cataract Treatment
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 offers refractive laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make the treatment more precise, safer and more accurate. It provides the same excellent outcome as traditional cataract surgery but uses a different method.
Dr. Eccles-Brown uses special computer software to create a surgical plan with a 3-D map of your unique eye. The plan informs her of the location, depth, and length of the cataract. Using the plan and map, the femtosecond laser creates the incisions and assists in the cataract removal with a higher degree of precision than in traditional cataract surgery.
The laser also softens and fragments the cataract for removal, but the laser’s light energy is gentler and causes minimal damage to surrounding tissue. Dr. Eccles-Brown removes the old lens and inserts the new artificial intraocular lens (IOL) you have selected.
Types of Intraocular Lenses (IOLs)
It’s best to choose a lens that fits your lifestyle. If you have an active lifestyle and don’t want the inconvenience of wearing glasses, then you may want to consider a premium or new-technology lens that will free you from wearing glasses for the activities you love to do. Here are a few cataract lens options:
- Monofocal lens: This traditional lens will give you good vision for seeing objects in the distance, such as when you’re driving, but most people will need to wear glasses for intermediate and near vision.
- Toric lens: If you have astigmatism, a premium Toric IOL may be an option. This lens has an advanced design that corrects your astigmatism and reduces your reliance on glasses for distance vision. After cataract surgery, however, you may still need glasses for reading.
- Multifocal lens: This new-technology multifocal IOL is designed to help you see clearly at all distances – near, intermediate and far. If you have an active lifestyle, the multifocal lens can be a great choice.
- ReSTOR lens: The revolutionary AcrySof® ReSTOR® IOL is designed to allow you to see clearly at all distances without bifocals or reading glasses. In a clinical study, 80% of patients who received this lens reported that they never wear glasses for any activities.
For cataract surgery near you, get in touch with Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral today at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment.