Q & A Session With a Miami-Fort Lauderdale Ophthalmologist

SightTrust Eye Institute is a fantastic resource for anyone who is looking for a laser cataract surgery ophthalmologist in Boca Raton, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Parkland, or Palm Beach, Florida.

The ophthalmologist here at our laser cataract surgery center is Dr. Andrew Shatz. He is one of the leading implanters of ReSTOR multifocal and Artisan phakic premium intraocular lenses in the entire country. He has completed about 20,000 of these procedures over the last 20 years or so, and there are few, if any, ophthalmologists in the country that have been this prolific.

If you want to know anything about laser cataract surgery, Dr. Shatz is definitely the ophthalmologist to ask. In fact, he is often called upon by his peers when they have a particularly difficult situation on their hands. In an effort to provide an overview, we will share a hypothetical conversation here between our ophthalmologist and a prospective patient.

How does laser cataract surgery work?

Cataracts cloud the natural lens that is in the eye. An ophthalmologist will use laser technology to remove the compromised natural lens, and a new one will be implanted. This crystal clear replacement is a prescription lens that is custom crafted to suit your vision profile.

Is the procedure painful?

It would be logical to assume that there is going to be some pain when an ophthalmologist is performing any type of surgery on your eyes. However, with the laser cataract surgery that we perform, there is no pain at all.

How time-consuming is it?

You will probably be surprised to hear that an ophthalmologist can complete the procedure on one eye in about 15 minutes in most cases. If you need laser cataract surgery on both eyes, you may be able to get the two procedures on the same day.

Is there a lengthy recovery time?

You can leave our center about a half-hour after you receive the surgery, and you can resume normal activities immediately. There will be a notable improvement in your vision in a matter of hours.

Contact SightTrust Eye Institute!

If you would like to set up an appointment with our Fort Lauderdale-Miami-Boca Raton area ophthalmologist, give us a call toll-free at 877-878-7890. There is also a contact form on this website that you can use if you would like to reach out to us electronically.