St. Petersburg Ophthalmologists and Cataract Surgeons
St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute features a distinguished lineup of Ophthalmologists who are experts at performing cataract surgery. Each doctor’s goal is to preserve and restore eyesight, using the latest treatments and techniques in the field of cataract treatment.
Since 1961, the family-owned and -operated St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute has offered its cataract patients excellent care, complete with a warm, respectful attitude. The highly skilled surgeons have performed more than 40,000 cataract surgeries and offer the most advanced cataract surgery techniques available, including laser-assisted surgery and premium lens implants, replacing natural lenses with intraocular lens options that restore vision.
Cataract Surgery in Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, FL
Nearly 50 percent of Americans develop a cloudiness across the lens of the eye, known as cataracts, by the time they reach 75. Although there is no way to protect the eye from cataracts, the good news is that surgical intervention can help patients with cataracts to recover unhazy vision.
To perform cataract surgery, one of the trusted Ophthalmologists at St. Michael’s will remove the hazy lens off your eye and then carefully insert an intraocular lens (IOL) implant to replace the hazy lens. The procedure is safe and efficient, usually completed in less than one hour.
At St. Michael’s, each patient benefits from LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery. This advanced technology creates a detailed image of the patient’s eyes, and then helps to guide the laser to treat cataracts with the utmost precision.
St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute has multiple types of IOLs available: toric implants, multifocal implants, accommodating implants, monofocal implants and phakic implants. Eye doctors will discuss the benefits of each type of IOL and determine which one is best suited to improve each patient’s unique eyesight. With the right IOL, most patients regain uncloudy vision that lasts a lifetime.
Beyond cataract surgery, the team at St. Michael’s Eye & Laser Institute in St. Petersburg performs LASIK surgery and cosmetic eyelid surgery, and treats various eye conditions, including macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, astigmatism, diabetic retinopathy and keratoconus. For more details about these procedures, please call (800) 951-7935.