Eye Surgeons Near Me
There are many excellent eye surgeons near you in Southwest Florida. As you evaluate your options, we encourage you to consider one of the best – Dr. Trevor Elmquist, founder of Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral and Fort Myers.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is an experienced eye surgeon and has been named as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which places him among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation.
His partner, Kate Wagner, OD, and associates Nina Burt, OD and Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD, provide complete eye care services in Fort Myers and Cape Coral, Florida for everyone in the family, from children to seniors.
Our team’s eye surgery expertise includes:
Cataract Surgery: 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 now offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make the treatment more precise, safer and more accurate.
LASIK Surgery: LASIK is the abbreviation for “Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis.” It is an FDA-approved outpatient surgery that takes less than 15 minutes in most cases and is virtually painless. LASIK is one of several options that can reduce or eliminate your dependence on glasses or contacts.
At Elmquist Eye Group, our preferred technique is the “all-laser” LASIK procedure, which modifies the cornea with cool laser beams instead of a metal blade. This state-of-the-art technique provides an unprecedented level of safety, precision, and comfort, and is the only type of LASIK surgery that is approved for NASA astronauts and US Navy pilots.
Glaucoma Surgery: Each person’s eyes are unique, and the treatment for glaucoma will depend upon the nature and severity of the disease. Although glaucoma cannot be cured, when detected and treated at an early stage, it can be controlled. Eye drops, oral medications, laser surgery, and conventional surgeries are used to prevent damage to the optic nerve from occurring or to slow its progress.
Laser surgery can be very effective for glaucoma because no cutting is involved. It may be used alone or in addition to medications. The most common laser surgery for the treatment of open-angle glaucoma is called Laser Trabeculoplasty. The laser is used to open up the mesh-like pathway that allows fluid to drain from the eye and reduce intraocular pressure.
For closed-angle glaucoma, Laser Iridotomy, also called peripheral iridotomy, is often performed before medication treatment or conventional surgery for people who have narrow drainage angles or have had closed-angle glaucoma in only one eye. It is also used to treat closed-angle glaucoma once the pressure in the affected eye has been lowered with medication or when medications have failed.
The eye surgeons at Elmquist Eye Group are committed to helping you regain the best possible vision. To discuss treatment options near you that meet your goals and expectations, give us a call at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment.