Intraocular Lens Surgery in Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and Weston

Intraocular Lens Surgery in Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and Weston

Do you remember the old days when you could recognize patients that had cataract and intraocular lens surgery from the big, dark, wrap-around glasses they used to wear? There’s a reason they used to wear those. Your eye’s natural lens absorbs UV radiation naturally. Take away that lens and replace it with a manufactured lens and you lose that natural protection. This is traditionally what happened during intraocular lens surgery. Your new lens will be made of silicone, acrylic or other plast...

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Choosing a Cataract Doctor in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, and Weston

Choosing a Cataract Doctor in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, and Weston

We know you are nervous about your cataract surgery and it’s natural! Your eyes are a sensitive part of your body and essential to daily living. But we can’t stress enough the number of patients that were glad they went through cataract surgery. You don’t have to live with foggy vision. At SightTrust Eye Institute, we are led by Andrew C. Shatz, M.D., Board Certified Cataract Surgeon. According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, you should always make sure you are comfortable bot...

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Laser Cataract Surgery for Residents in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Sunrise FL, and Weston

Laser Cataract Surgery for Residents in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Sunrise FL, and Weston

One of the leaders in laser cataract surgery is located in South Florida.  Dr. Andrew Shatz is the Medical Director of the SightTrust Eye Institute.  He is a board-certified ophthalmologist and has performed over twenty-four thousand surgeries, including cataract surgeries, for the past nineteen years.  He is current with the latest technology and procedures, including laser cataract surgery.  With an office located in South Florida, residents from Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Be...

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Cataract Surgery for Residents in Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, and Weston

Cataract Surgery for Residents in Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, and Weston

Have you been thinking you may need cataract surgery?  How do you know when it is time to get cataract surgery?  SightTrust Eye Institute can help you determine if cataract surgery is right for you.  Our office is located in South Florida and is convenient to residents living in Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, and Weston.  We specialize in bladeless cataract surgery as well as lens implants.  We use the latest technology and provide the highest quality customer service....

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Ophthalmologist in Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise FL, and Weston

Ophthalmologist in Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, Sunrise FL, and Weston

“How often should I see an ophthalmologist?” It seems like every time you have some type of health question, no matter how small, as soon as you seek advice you’re told: “go see your doctor”. Even if you are asking a friend, the internet or anyone else. So, when should you see a doctor? If you went every time you experienced an ache and pain, you’d be going every week it seems. And which doctor should you see? For anything eye-related, you should see a board-certified ophthalmo...

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Cataract Surgeon in Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, and Weston

Cataract Surgeon in Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, and Weston

What are the options for financing my cataract surgery? Medicare pays for basic cataract surgery that includes a simple lens replacement but that is pretty much it. If your cataract surgeon recommends a different lens that has an additional cost, such as one that fixes astigmatism or vision problems, you’ll be responsible for the charges. Medicare does cover a pair of eyeglasses after the surgery, but you may want to enhance your vision to the point that you won’t require glasses anymore,...

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Laser Cataract Surgery in Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, Palm Beach, Plantation, and Weston

Laser Cataract Surgery in Boca Raton, Davie, Miami, Palm Beach, Plantation, and Weston

Lasers aren’t used in cataract surgery? This is one aspect that often surprises people when learning about cataract surgeries. Lasers are used in all types of surgeries these days so it’s natural to think it’s also being used in cataract surgery. However, while lasers are used in Lasik and vision-correcting surgery, routine cataract surgery is done through traditional methods - manual cuts and ultrasound to break up the cataract for removal. There is one type of cataract surgery that do...

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Cataract Surgery for Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland and Plantation

Cataract Surgery for Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland and Plantation

Why Do I Need Glasses After Cataract Surgery? Many people are surprised they still need glasses after cataract surgery. After all, it’s surgery on the eyes, shouldn’t it fix vision? Well, the difference is in the two different issues of cataracts and vision focusing problems. Cataract surgery is replacing an ineffective lens. The lens has gotten cloudy over time and is affecting your vision by making your overall vision cloudy, not just far or close. Vision problems, on the other hand, ar...

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Corrective Surgeries from an Advance Cataract Surgeon

Corrective Surgeries from an Advance Cataract Surgeon

Your eyes are one of the fastest healing parts of your body and cataract surgery has advanced to a point most cataract surgeries are quick and done with topical or local anesthesia.  If you are just starting your journey into cataract surgery and eye, we suggest learning more about the techniques that are commonly used today by a cataract surgeon. You probably are a little anxious about eye surgery but eye surgery is more successful than ever these days. Refractive Lens Exchange This is t...

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Ophthalmologist Training and Education         

Ophthalmologist Training and Education         

Becoming an Ophthalmologist includes lengthy schooling followed long residency and continual education and training. As with any physician, the typical path must be followed to earn a medical degree. However, Ophthalmologists must go through continual education and training as new methods are created to benefit patients’ surgery outcomes and recovery. Additionally, an Ophthalmologist typically works in a one-doctor setting so they must be personable and a leader to manage an office and staff. ...

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