Surgical Procedures

cataract21The outcome of any surgical procedure is dependent on the accuracy of the diagnosis, the skill of the surgeon at our office in Fort Lauderdale and the technological advances of the equipment used. We pride ourselves at being able to excel in all of these areas. 

Among some of the surgical procedures we provide in our Ft. Lauderdale offices are:

  • When  the symptoms of a cataract (a clouding of the natural lens) can no longer be corrected with glasses, cataract surgery (the removal of the clouded lens) may be recommended.
  • Custom Laser cataract surgery using the LenSx computer assisted laser is the latest advancement in cataract surgery.  Dr. Richard Kalski is one of the few physicians performing this ground breaking technique.
  • This procedure is similar to the modern cataract surgery.  The difference is that the natural lens being replaced does not have a cataract and is being replaced to correct the patient's refractive error, such as nearsigthednes or farsightedness.
  • Lasik is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the shape of the cornea to reduce or sometimes even eliminate the person's dependency on glasses.
  • LASEK is a procedure that may be appropriate for patients whose corneas are to thin for the more common LASIK procedure.
  • Laser Peripheral Iridotomy is generally used to treat narrow angle glaucoma. 
  • Laser Trabeculoplasty is a clinically proven method to treat glaucoma by safely and effectively reducing intraocular pressure.
  • Sometimes after cataract surgery a "secondary" cataract forms.  In just minutes and as an out patient procedure, the Yag laser is used to remove this clouding.