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Innovative & Personalized Cataract Treatment for Fort Myers, Naples, Bonita Springs & Across Florida.

As the number one choice for cataract surgery in Southwest Florida, Quigley Eye Specialists has state-of-the-art technology, world-renowned surgeons, and personalized cataract treatment options to ensure your best possible vision.

World-renowned surgeons Dr. Thomas Quigley and Dr. Duane Wiggins have nearly 50 years of combined experience performing more than 100,000 cataract surgeries.

If you have been diagnosed with cataracts, you are not alone. It is estimated that by age 65, over 90 percent of people have a cataract or have had treatment. The only way to treat cataracts is to have your lens removed and replaced with an intraocular lens.

What are Cataracts?

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. For people who have cataracts, seeing through cloudy lenses is a bit like looking through a frosty or fogged-up window. Clouded vision caused by cataracts can make it more difficult to read, drive a car (especially at night) or see the expression on a friend’s face.

Personalized Cataract Treatment with Computer-Assisted Cataract Surgery.

At Quigley Eye Specialists, we feature next-generation ophthalmic technology that allows us to perform eye cataract surgery quickly and effectively. We offer different types of cataract surgery depending upon patient need. Computer-assisted cataract treatment is often employed for patients who wish to correct astigmatism during the cataract surgery procedure. Your eye care specialist will determine the best course of cataract treatment for your individual case.

The Best Cataract Surgeons and Leading Laser Cataract Surgery Technology.

Offering highly precise and personalized treatments, Quigley Eye Specialists is the first private practice in Lee County to offer the only laser designed specifically for cataract surgery called the Catalys® by Johnson & Johnson. The Catalys System is a femtosecond laser and happens to be the most accurate laser cataract surgery platform available. It uses 1/3 less energy than other lasers and also opens the door to laser cataract surgery for patients with glaucoma.

Cataract Eye Surgery Questions

If you need a cataract surgery procedure, we are proud to offer some of the best cataract surgeons in Florida. The experts at Quigley Eye Specialists are more than ready to accommodate you and deliver compassionate, comprehensive care.

Where do I find the best cataract surgeon near me?

We offer numerous South Florida eye care center locations, including facilities in Naples and Ft. Myers. To discover the most convenient location for your cataract surgery procedure, please visit our location page.

Where can I learn about the best cataract surgeons near me?

To meet our family of exceptional, Board-Certified cataract surgeons, please visit our doctor information page.

Do you offer laser cataract surgery near me?

Quigley Eye Specialists offer laser cataract treatment and diverse types of cataract surgery. Please don’t hesitate to visit one of our eye care centers for a medical eye exam to determine the best course of cataract treatment for you.

When is the right time to consider cataract surgery?

Most cataracts develop slowly and don’t disturb your eyesight early on. But with time, cataracts will eventually interfere with your vision. When your quality of life becomes affected, Quigley Eye Specialists recommends treatment.

Is cataract surgery covered by insurance?

There are many lens procedures to choose from. However, only one is covered by insurance, which is the standard mono-focal intraocular lens. This lens gives you distance vision, but you will need glasses for near and intermediate tasks.

Other options, such as SmartLens® procedures, which include multi-focal intraocular lenses, can give you a full-range of vision free from glasses. These lens options are considered an upgrade by your insurance company. This means that your insurance company will cover the surgery, but you will need to finance or pay out-of-pocket for the upgraded lens procedure.

What is the surgical process like?

During surgery, our surgeons will remove the cataract with a technique called phacoemulsification, also known as small-incision cataract surgery. For most individuals, no anesthesia will be required. The eye is numbed with a topical eye drop, so you won’t feel a thing! After the eye is numbed, a small self-sealing incision is made and the cataract is broken into microscopic particles using high-energy sound waves. These particles are then gently suctioned from the eye.

After the cataract has been removed, we implant the SmartLens®, the intraocular lens that replaces your eye’s natural lens, allowing you to see clearly once again!

What type of lenses are available?

During your cataract evaluation, your Quigley Eye Specialists’ surgeon will talk with you about which SmartLens procedure may be best for you depending upon your lifestyle, the health of your eyes, and whether you want to be free from glasses or lower your dependency upon them. After your evaluation, your surgeon may recommend a mono-focal lens procedure or a SmartLens procedure, such as one of the following:

HD Lens: High definition lenses enable patients to enjoy up to 20 percent wider vision channel for both intermediate and near distances.

Symfony Lens: This lens takes 24 days to make and gives you great distance and intermediate vision with less glare for night driving.

Multi-focal IOL: Excellent lens with an Abbe number of 55, the multi-focal gives you near, intermediate and distance vision.

Toric Lens: This lens corrects astigmatism while giving you good distance vision.

What if I have astigmatism?

Astigmatism correction in conjunction with cataract surgery can reduce dependency on glasses. During your surgical evaluation, your surgeon will inform you if you have astigmatism and how much you may have. At that time, you will be informed if you are a candidate for surgical correction of the astigmatism or an upgraded lens call the Toric Lens.

Quigley Eye Specialists uses a number of techniques to correct a patient’s astigmatism. These methods may include some combination of laser, Toric, and/or a limbal relaxing incision (LRI). The desired outcome is for astigmatic patients to have their best uncorrected distance vision.

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