Top Eye Cataract Surgeons in Fort Myers
If you live in or around Fort Myers and you are looking for the top cataract surgeons, contact Elmquist Eye Group. Having served Fort Myers for over 25 years, we have the experience that you’re looking for. Contact our courteous staff today and make an appointment to get on the road to better eye health.
What is Cataract Surgery?
Cataract surgery involves surgically implanting an artificial lens known as an intraocular lens to replace the natural lens of your eye. This is done because the natural lens has become cloudy due to proteins clumping together.
The Elmquist Team
E. Trevor Elmquist, D.O is a board-certified licensed ophthalmologist who has been in private practice for more than 25 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was an assistant professor at Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Elmquist was also the chief resident of Ophthalmology Services at Walter Reed Army Medical Center before starting Elmquist Eye Group.
Yasaira Rodriguez, M.D. is a board certified and licensed ophthalmologist and the cataract surgeon at Elmquist Eye Group. She completed an ophthalmology residency at Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, where she honed her skills before joining the Elmquist team.
What Happens if You Leave Cataracts Untreated for Too Long
Cataracts can progress and, if left untreated, can lead to serious vision problems. If they are left unchecked long enough, they can even lead to total blindness. The longer you wait to treat your cataracts, the more difficult their removal can become. This may also invite unnecessary surgical complications.
If you are unsure whether or not you actually have cataracts, here are some of the symptoms that you should look out for. If you notice any of these symptoms, contact a medical professional as soon as possible.
- Glare from bright lights (sunlight, lamps, headlights)
- Colors seem faded
- Blurry or cloudy vision
- Multiple images or double vision in one eye
- Frequent prescription changes
- Poor night vision
If you are looking for the top cataract surgeons in the Fort Myers area, contact Elmquist Eye Group at (239) 936-2020. Our professional and caring staff will use their experience and knowledge to help you get on the path to better eye health.