Cataract Surgery Specialist Fort Myers
If you live in or around the Fort Myers area and you need a cataract surgery specialist, contact Elmquist Eye Group. We have been serving the Southwest region of Florida for over 25 years now. Our cataract surgery specialist will help you by customizing solutions to your vision problems.
What is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery is a procedure where they remove the natural lens that has developed the opacification (AKA the cataract) and replace it with an artificial one known as an intraocular lens. If the patient has cataracts in both eyes, the doctor will normally choose to do separate procedures to replace the lenses. This is done so they can monitor each eye separately to make sure that there are no major complications with the surgery.
The Elmquist Team
E. Trevor Elmquist, D.O is a board-certified licensed ophthalmologist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Elmquist was also the chief resident of Ophthalmology Services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before starting Elmquist Eye Group.
Yasaira Rodriguez, M.D. is a board certified and licensed ophthalmologist and the cataract surgeon at Elmquist Eye Group. She served as an ophthalmology resident at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, where she honed her skills before joining the Elmquist team.
Kate M. Wagner, O.D. and Nina G. Burt, O.D., are both skilled board certified optometrists who provide testing and follow-up care for cataract surgery patients.
How Do I Know If I Have Cataracts?
Some of the early signs of cataracts include the following:
- Poor night vision
- Frequent prescription changes
- Colors will seem faded
- Multiple images or double vision in one eye
- Glare from bright lights (sunlight, lamps, headlights)
If you start noticing that you have any of these symptoms, it is important that you seek the help of an eye doctor as soon as possible. They will be able to run diagnostic tests that can confirm whether or not you are experiencing cataracts. Not everyone who experiences cataracts has to have surgery.
Is Cataract Surgery Effective?
Cataract surgery is one of the most effective and safest surgeries performed. Roughly 90% of people who undergo the surgery have better vision afterward. This is not to say that cataract surgery doesn’t have any risks involved with it. Any surgery, no matter how safe, has the potential for complications. You should always speak to your ophthalmologist about your concerns to be as prepared as possible before having surgery
If you have cataracts and need a cataract surgery specialist in or near Fort Myers, contact Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020. Our courteous and professional team will provide you with the best care possible, so schedule a consultation today.