Refractive cataract surgery goes above and beyond basic cataract surgery by improving your vision. But what is this surgery exactly? During basic cataract surgery, the clouded lens is replaced with a clear lens. Refractive cataract surgery goes one step further by implanting a lens that corrects your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Even better, refractive cataract surgery in Cape Coral means you benefit from the excellence of the surgeons at Elmquist Eye Group.
If you are a good candidate for refractive cataract surgery, our board-certified and fellowship-trained cataract surgeons will customize a vision correction option to address your nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. We can even address the refractive changes that occur with presbyopia in the over-40 age group. Many of our patients reduce their dependence on eyeglasses or contact lenses, and some no longer need them at all.
For example, we can implant a toric lens to correct astigmatism or a multifocal lens to correct a combination of vision problems. The experience and expertise of the Elmquist surgeons is second to none. In fact, we have been serving the southwest Florida area including Cape Coral and Fort Myers for 25 years, providing superior eye care to our fellow Floridians.
The great news is that our lens options last a lifetime. As long as there is no other eye disease, your refractive lens implant will keep you seeing the very best for the rest of your life.
What is the surgery like?
Refractive surgery is customized to your individual needs. We will perform a comprehensive eye exam and cataract assessment to determine whether you are a candidate for cataract surgery. We will also perform a detailed vision assessment and take eye measurements for a customized surgery and for a customized lens solution.
Refractive surgery using a laser is a huge technological advancement and our surgeons are very experienced. Our surgeons consider it a tremendous surgical advance. Adding to this, the lens implant technology rounds out the advancement. The result is a state-of-the-art procedure to give you amazing vision.
Naturally, the surgeon’s skill is also a huge determining factor in achieving the best result, and you’re in the best hands with Elmquist Eye Group.
Benefits of refractive cataract surgery
Refractive cataract surgery is a great choice if you needed vision correction prior to developing cataracts. Every eye is unique, so Elmquist offers a personalized treatment plan tailored to your vision needs as well as your lifestyle. Our expert surgeons will provide you the most advanced lens for your need. We provide consistency in that the same surgeon will handle your case from start to finish.
If you don’t need vision correction, standard cataract surgery is sufficient, but refractive vision correction is a great option if you want to handle your cataract and vision at the same time. For more information, come talk to our team about refractive cataract surgery in Cape Coral. Book an appointment today at Elmquist Eye Group and we will answer all your questions about the refractive procedure. We can’t wait to meet you!