You are in the right place if you are looking for an ophthalmologist near Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Davie, Parkland, Palm Beach or Fort Lauderdale that can perform laser cataract surgery. Our center, SightTrust Eye Institute, is led by one of the leading laser cataract surgeons in the entire Southeast. Dr. Andrew Shatz has performed thousands upon thousands of these procedures over the years. He is the surgeon that other ophthalmologists seek out when they need a colleague to address, especially with complicated situations.
Many people are not aware of the underlying cause of the farsightedness that many individuals experience when they start to approach their middle-age years. In medical parlance, this condition is called presbyopia. There are natural lenses in the eyes that provide most of the focusing power. Over the years, cataracts can appear, and they cloud these natural lenses. This is what causes the inability to see things that are close to you.
Years ago, people simply had to get out the reading glasses and live with this condition. However, laser cataract surgery has really changed the playing field. It is now possible to get an ophthalmologist like Dr. Shatz to remove the clouded natural lens and replace it with a brand-new lens that is impervious to degradation. Plus, there are multifocal lenses that can be used to provide perfect vision at all distances.
If you find the idea of an ophthalmologist performing surgery on your eye to be a little bit disconcerting, you are not alone. This is the first thought that many people have before they learn all the facts. In reality, this is a very simple experience for the patient. The laser cataract surgery can typically be completed in about 15 minutes on a single eye. In some cases, when necessary, our ophthalmologist can perform the procedure on both eyes on the same day.
This laser cataract surgery is completely painless, and there is no long recovery time. You can leave the center about a half-hour after the surgery, and you can resume normal activities right away. The improvement in your vision should be quite evident in a matter of hours.
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We are here to help if you have any questions, or if you would like to set up appointment to speak with our ophthalmologist. You can visit our contact page to send us a message, and we can be reached by phone at 877-878-7890.