Should cataract surgery be determined to be your best option, the following tests and procedures are completed in the comfort of our office, by the same caring and highly trained staff you have come to trust.
Dr. Richard S. Kalski performs cataract surgery at a surgical facility in Fort Lauderdale specializing in out-patient procedures. He uses a technique called phacoemulsification, which is considered the most advanced and modern cataract removal technique. Dr. Kalski uses topical, or “eye-drop” anesthesia, i.e. there are no shots given around the eye. Patients choose the level of anesthesia they would like used during the surgery to help put them at ease. Once the cataract is removed, an intraocular lens (IOL) is implanted into the eye to compensate for the removal of the eye’s natural lens. Typically, the incision is self-sealing and no stitches are required.
Most patients from Fort Lauderdale return to their normal work and lifestyle routine within a day or two. You can expect to see a gradual improvement in visual clarity during the first month after surgery. Patients use anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops immediately after surgery and taper them during the first month after cataract surgery to insure that appropriate healing occurs.
Advanced Technology Implants:
Advanced Technology Implants, such as Restor, AcrySof Toric, and Crystalens, use revolutionary new technology to further enhance your post-cataract surgery vision. For most cataract patients, life without reading glasses or bifocals is something they either experienced before presbyopia or they just dreamed about for most of their lives. The Restor and the Crystalens IOLs are designed to reduce the need for reading glasses. For those with astigmatism, the AcrySof Toric IOL is used to deliver a high level of glasses-free vision.
Appointments can be scheduled on Tuesday and Friday as early as 8:30 am upon request.
For emergencies, call 911 or our main number for the answering service to reach the doctor on call.