Eye Surgery in Cape Coral
If you thought you would have to leave the Cape Coral area to find an expert in eye surgery, please think again! Elmquist Eye Group offers comprehensive eye care, from routine eye exams to cataract and glaucoma surgery, and we are ready to work with you to improve your eye health.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, the American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., which recognizes him as one of the best ophthalmologists in Cape Coral and Fort Myers and among the top 1% of ophthalmologists in the nation.
Over 30-million Americans are affected by cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular generation, and other eye health conditions, and everyone from children to seniors have been coming to Dr. Elmquist for nearly 25 years.
The skilled Elmquist team includes Dr. Elmquist’s partner, Dr. Kate Wagner, and his associate, Dr. Nina Burt. Drs. Wagner and Burt are board certified optometrists who provide a full spectrum of eye care services.
Schedule an appointment with Elmquist Eye Group today for straightforward, personalized advice from our experienced team. We take the time to get to know you, your eye care history and your vision needs. Together, we’ll decide if eye surgery may be a good option for you.
Advanced Technology at Elmquist Eye Group
Many eye diseases can be successfully treated to prevent loss of vision if detected at an early stage. At Elmquist Eye Group, we use cutting-edge testing technology to carefully diagnose the cause of your discomfort or vision deterioration and help you determine the best course of action. Those tests include (but are not limited to):
Cataract surgery is usually not urgent. To evaluate whether the cataract is ready for surgery, we first examine the eyes through dilated pupils to determine its nature and severity. We may also perform visual acuity and glare testing. The visual acuity test determines the sharpness or clarity of your reading and distance vision. The glare test measures the effect of simulated glare on your visual function. If you are a candidate for cataract surgery, we will schedule you for further education regarding lens implant options and for preoperative corneal measurements.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve that can lead to vision loss and even blindness. Regular glaucoma check-ups include a dilated eye exam and tonometry, which measures the pressure within your eye. Other tests may include a visual field test, optic nerve analysis through use of a scanning laser, gonioscopy to assess the drainage structure of the eye, optic nerve photos, and a corneal thickness measurement. Your eye doctor analyzes the test results to determine the best way to treat the glaucoma before it damages your vision.
Diabetic retinopathy, a common complication of diabetes, results in broken, leaking or blocked blood vessels in the retina. It is best diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. Additional tests that can help the doctor with diagnosing and treatment of diabetic retinopathy include optical coherence tomography (OCT), a scanning device that helps your doctor evaluate the thickness of the retina, and the other is fluorescein angiography. This test helps to evaluate the retina by means of a special camera and dye injected into your arm.
If you think you may need eye surgery in Cape Coral for these or other eye conditions, the team at Elmquist Eye Group offers diagnosis and testing that will ensure that you receive the appropriate treatment for your unique eyes. Get in touch with us at (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment.