Best Eye Doctor for Cataract Surgery in Florida
Is your vision blurry? Have colors started to appear duller? Do you feel as if you are looking through a dirty window even when others tell you the window is clean? Is so, you likely have cataracts, a natural eye condition that happens with aging. If you know or suspect you have cataracts, you will eventually need surgery to repair the cataract. Fortunately for southwest Floridians, the best eye doctors for cataract surgery in Florida are at Elmquist Eye Group.
Tell me more about cataracts
Contrary to popular belief, cataracts are a natural part of aging and not a disease. By age 60, cataracts have likely started developing in one or both eyes. We find that most of our patients have significant cataracts by age 75, meaning that the cataracts have developed to a point where vision is significantly impacted. When our patients have difficulty with everyday tasks like reading or driving, we will likely recommend surgery.
Cataracts are formed by a natural protein breakdown in the eye. This breakdown occurs as a person ages and these proteins deposit on the lens of the eye, changing the way light is focused on the lens. The light actually becomes scattered which explains why many people feel as if they are looking through a dirty windshield.
Why do I need surgery?
Cataracts can only be repaired with surgery. In the early stages, cataracts may not significantly interfere with vision, so surgery may not be needed immediately. Our Elmquist eye team can compensate for the cataract for a while by making frequent adjustments to your eyeglasses/contact lens prescription. When your vision is significantly impacted, it is usually time for surgery. At that time, our team will perform a detailed assessment to determine whether you are a good surgical candidate. Our surgeons use the bladeless laser-assisted technique; the surgeon removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with a permanent artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL).
These days, there are many types of IOL implants available, and we can correct any type of vision issue, including nearsightedness, farsightedness and even astigmatism. Our expert team will select the most appropriate lens for your particular vision need.
Cataract surgery is extremely safe, quick and painless. It is one of the most effective surgeries performed today, particularly due to the fact that our Elmquist surgeons are highly skilled in cataract surgery. Our goal is to ensure you have a pleasant surgical experience, and we start that by providing an extensive evaluation and preparation prior to surgery. We take detailed eye and vision measurements to choose the most appropriate IOL for your unique needs.
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The surgery is an outpatient procedure and is safe, effective and fast. We will monitor you for a while after surgery to make sure you are doing well, then send you home to rest. We will send several eye drop medications home with you and will ask you to use these to control inflammation and infection. Our expert team will schedule several follow-up appointments to check your progress.
If you are one of the 25 million Americans who have a cataract, the best eye doctors in Florida for cataract surgery are here to serve you. Give us a call today at Elmquist Eye Group.