Fort Myers Eye Surgeon

If you are looking for a highly qualified eye surgeon in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Lee County, or elsewhere in Southwest Florida to handle all of your family’s vision needs, the skilled doctors at Elmquist Eye Group offer the expertise you need.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. E. Trevor Elmquist and his highly skilled associates, including Dr. Kate Wagner, partner, Dr. Nina Burt, and Dr. Sarah Eccles-Brown provide a full spectrum of eye care services in a comfortable and caring setting.

Fort Myers Eye SurgeonE. 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.

From comprehensive eye exams to the diagnosis and treatment of everything from common vision problems to complex eye diseases, the Elmquist Eye Group team will provide your family with the latest treatments to meet all of your eye care needs.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract surgery is usually not urgent. When the cataract is ready for surgery, an artificial lens (called an intraocular lens or IOL) can be inserted into the eye to sharpen vision. Cataract surgery can also be done today with the assistance of a laser to make the procedure even more precise, safe and accurate.

Elmquist Eye Group offers bladeless laser-assisted cataract surgery. Developed by Alcon, the FDA-approved procedure uses the same femtosecond laser technology that is used in bladeless LASIK surgery.

Glaucoma Surgery

Glaucoma damages the optic nerve, usually because the fluid pressure inside the eye is too high. However, this is not always the case; some people have normal fluid pressure but still get glaucoma.

Damage caused to the optic nerve by glaucoma cannot usually be reversed. Eye drops, oral medications, laser surgery and conventional surgery in an operating room are the typical methods of preventing further damage.

The type of treatment or surgery your doctor recommends will depend on the type and severity of your glaucoma and the general health of your eye.

Retina Surgery

The retina is the light-sensitive tissue that lines the back of the eye. It usually lies smoothly and firmly against the back wall of the eye. When it is exceptionally thin or becomes damaged, fluid may cause all or part of the retina to separate or “detach” from the tissue at the back of the eye.

This is a serious condition that require immediate attention.  Without surgery, vision in the eye will almost always be completely lost.

Diabetic patients may experience a condition called diabetic retinopathy which occurs when the blood vessels in the retina are damaged due to diabetes and high blood sugar. It is best diagnosed with a dilated eye exam. Based on the nature and progression of the condition, your ophthalmologist may recommend laser surgery prevent further damage.

If you think you may need an eye surgeon in Fort Myers for these or other eye conditions, the surgeons at Elmquist Eye Group are committed to helping patients achieve better vision and superior eye health. To discuss surgical and other treatment options, give us a call at (239) 936-2020 and schedule an appointment.