If you live in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area, our cataract surgeon can have a very profound impact on your quality of life. Andrew C. Shatz, M.D. is a world-class ophthalmologist, and people in our area are fortunate to be able to access his considerable talents as a cataract surgeon. Dr. Shatz is an assistant clinical professor at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and he is a lecturer and consultant that educates his peers around the country.
It is known that people who reach their 40s and 50s often need reading glasses to be able to decipher print that is close to them. What many people do not understand is the underlying cause. There is a natural lens behind the iris, and, over time, cataracts cloud this lens. This creates the farsightedness that many people experience. This condition is called presbyopia.
It can be a major hassle to constantly search for your “readers” every time you need to see something up close. Not to mention, your ability to see the world around you will be impaired, and people who live in Parkland, Weston and the other cities in the metropolitan area have so many beautiful things to see.
There is also the matter of managing two different vision problems simultaneously. Some people have always needed glasses to see at a distance, and many of the same individuals ultimately suffer from presbyopia as well. Fortunately, our cataract surgeon can provide the ideal solution.
SightTrust Eye Institute was the first center in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale area with a cataract surgeon who could perform the LenSx laser cataract surgery. This procedure is remarkably efficient. It can be done in a matter of minutes, it is completely painless, and you can leave the center about a half-hour after it has been completed.
As soon as you exit, you can go back to your normal activities, and you will see a profound difference in your vision in a day or two.
If you would like to learn more about the LenSx all-laser cataract procedure that is performed by our cataract surgeon Dr. Shatz, we can be reached by phone right now at 877-878-7890.