Eye Surgeon Cape Coral
If you are looking for a highly qualified eye surgeon in Cape Coral, consider Elmquist Eye Group. We take a personal interest in every patient, diagnosing and treating a full spectrum of eye conditions.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is a board certified ophthalmologist who specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. His partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associate, Nina Burt, OD, are board certified optometrists who provide comprehensive eye care services.
Dr. Elmquist is listed as one of Castle Connolly Medical Ltd’s America’s Top Doctors in Ophthalmology. This respected guide identifies the nation’s best doctors in every part of the country and in every medical specialty. Only those doctors who represent the top 1% of doctors in the U.S. are included.
Cataracts are a clouding of the normally clear lens of the eye. Surgery involves removing the cloudy natural lens and replacing it with a clear artificial lens, called an intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is a delicate procedure, but is one of the safest surgeries, with a better than 95% success rate.
Elmquist Eye Group is proud to offer bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery designed to make the procedure even more precise, safe and accurate and provide you with the best possible visual outcome. Developed by Alcon, the FDA-approved procedure uses the same femtosecond laser technology that is used in bladeless LASIK surgery.
Glaucoma is often called the “silent thief of sight.” Because symptoms are usually not painful or noticeable, glaucoma is often not detected until irreversible damage has already occurred.
Glaucoma occurs when pressure builds up inside the eye, leading to progressive optic nerve and retinal damage and vision loss. To effectively treat glaucoma, the internal eye pressure must be lowered. The choice of a treatment will depend on how advanced the glaucoma is, the overall state of the eye, and the preference and lifestyle of the patient.
Elmquist Eye Group provides laser surgery for the treatment of glaucoma. Dr. Elmquist will discuss treatment options and help you decide which treatment would be best for you. Loss of sight from glaucoma can often be prevented with early treatment.
A healthy retina is necessary for good vision, but high blood sugar levels can damage blood vessels in the retina and cause vision loss. It is more likely to affect individuals who have had diabetes for a long time or whose diabetes is poorly controlled. The best treatment for diabetic retinopathy is to prevent the development of retinopathy as much as possible.
Depending upon the severity of the condition, there are a variety of treatment options, including laser surgery for patients with macular edema (swelling of a small area in the center of the retina) or neovascular glaucoma (abnormal growth of new vessels on the surface of the retina). A microsurgical procedure, called vitrectomy, can be performed in the operating room to remove a blood-filled vitreous and replace it with a clear solution.
From comprehensive eye exams to the diagnosis and treatment of everything from common vision problems to complex eye diseases, such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic eye disease, Elmquist Eye Group will provide your family with the latest treatments to meet all of your eye care needs.
If you are looking for an eye surgeon in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida who is capable of handling all of your family’s vision needs, give Elmquist Eye Group a call today at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.