Find a Cataract Surgeon in Cape Coral
If you find that a cataract is making it difficult to enjoy your everyday activities, an experienced cataract surgeon at Elmquist Eye Group in Cape Coral can evaluate your cataract(s) and help you decide on the best option for restoring your clear vision.
Since 1992, residents of Southwest Florida have been coming to Elmquist Eye Group for the highest quality eye care, including cataract evaluations and surgery, glaucoma evaluation and treatment, dry eye evaluation and treatment, and other eye conditions that may affect everyone from children to seniors.
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, a highly skilled cataract surgeon, has been selected as one of America’s Top Doctors by Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. for five consecutive years. He has been providing exceptional eye care to the residents of Southwest Florida for over 25 years.
Sarah Eccles-Brown, MD is also an experienced eye surgeon whose areas of expertise include cataract surgery, LASIK, eyelid surgery and in-office procedures.
How to Choose Your Cataract Surgeon
Most people place enormous value on their eyesight, yet every year millions of them undergo cataract surgery without doing any research on their doctors. Fortunately, these simple steps can help you find the best cataract doctor for your care.
- Ask for recommendations from people you trust. Your primary physician, internist, optometrist, and colleagues and friends who have had cataract surgery can be excellent sources of information. These recommendations are more valuable than reviews and ratings you find on the Internet.
- Make sure your surgeon is licensed to practice in your state. Elmquist is licensed by the Florida Board of Osteopathic Medicine, and Dr. Eccles-Brown is licensed as a Medical Doctor by the Florida Board of Medicine. You can confirm the information with a visit to the Florida Department of Health’s website.
- Research the surgeon’s credentials. If your cataract surgeon claims to be a board certified ophthalmologist, take the time to verify it with the Certification Matters website operated by the American Board of Medical Specialties. Dr. Elmquist and Dr. Eccles-Brown are board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and are fellows of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
- Meet the surgeon. Schedule an appointment to talk to the doctor about your eyesight and your cataract surgery. Make sure you feel comfortable with how the doctor listens to your concerns and answers your questions. Always ask how many cataract surgeries your doctor has performed. The more surgeries the doctor has performed, the better. His or her skills improve with practice and experience.
Cataract surgery is one of the safest surgeries performed in the U.S. today, with a success rate that exceeds 95%. The traditional procedure is quick, most patients experience little or no discomfort, and clear vision is usually restored within a few days.
Elmquist Eye Group also offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery, a procedure that is designed to make surgery more precise, safer and more accurate. Of course, there are risks with any type of surgical procedure, and they should be discussed with Dr. Elmquist before surgery.
If you have questions about cataract surgery in Cape Coral, or want to find the best surgeon, call Elmquist Eye Group today (239) 936-2020 to schedule an appointment and get started on the road to better vision.