Fort Myers Eye Surgery
Offering the latest advancements in eye surgery and technology, Elmquist Eye Group in Fort Myers is staffed by a highly skilled team.
The Elmquist Team
E. Trevor Elmquist, DO, founder of Elmquist Eye Group, is proud to be among Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.’s list of America’s Top Doctors in ophthalmology, based on nominations from his peers. He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, specializing in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery.
Yasaira Rodriguez, MD, Dr. Elmquist’s associate, is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is also a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery. Dr. Rodriguez specializes in premium cataract surgery, LASIK, upper eyelid surgery, and in-office procedures.
Kate Wagner, OD, partner, and Nina Burt, OD are optometrists who are board certified by the State of Florida and the National Board of Optometry and take pride in offering a unique blend of expert eye care and a passion for providing the best service to patients of all ages.
Types of Eye Surgery
Dr. Rodriguez performs a number of different types of eye surgeries at Elmquist Eye Group, including (but not limited to):
The goal of refractive surgery is to improve your vision and eliminate the need for corrective lenses. One of the most popular types of refractive surgery is LASIK.
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.
Age, illness, or trauma to the eye can sometimes cause the crystalline lens of the eye to become cloudy and opaque. This cloudiness, called a cataract, interferes with the eye’s ability to focus a clear image on the retina, resulting in loss of vision. The presence of a cataract will eventually require the removal and replacement of the lens through cataract surgery.
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.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
Upper eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to add or remove fat deposits and sagging, loose skin from the upper eyelids to reverse the signs of aging. In the US, it is one of the most common cosmetic procedures and can address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, puffiness in the eyelid area, and eyelids that droop into your field of vision, to give your eyes a more refreshed and youthful look.
If you are worried about lingering scars, experienced surgeons like Dr. Rodriguez make tiny incisions that follow the natural creases of the eyelid. As a result, scars are camouflaged, and they fade away completely over time.
As you evaluate your treatment options, consider eye surgery in Fort Myers at Elmquist Eye Group. Call us at (239) 936-2020 to discuss any questions you may have.