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Although 20.5 million Americans age 40 and older have cataracts, this is one of the most curable causes of vision loss. New techniques developed over the past decade have made cataract surgery one of the most successful procedures available in terms of restoring your vision and ultimately your quality of life. One of the newest developments in cataract surgery is the use of a femtosecond laser to make incisions and break up the cataract. Dr. Frantz is the first surgeon in Southwest Florida to offer bladeless laser cataract surgery.
A cataract is the clouding of your eye's normally clear lens, blocking the passage of light needed for vision. During cataract surgery, the cloudy natural lens is replaced with an artificial intraocular lens, or IOL. At the Frantz Cataract Center, Dr. Frantz offers his patients the choice of a monofocal IOL (single vision), a Toric IOL for astigmatism, or a CustomLens Multifocal IOL, such as AcrySof ReSTOR.
Standard single vision lens implants do not have the ability to provide a full range of vision. Most people who have single vision lens implants have both eyes corrected for distance vision and wear reading glasses for near vision.
If you have astigmatism, a Toric IOL makes it possible to treat the cataract and correct the corneal astigmatism at the same time. If you have both a cataract and a corneal astigmatism, you will not regain high quality distance vision after cataract surgery unless the astigmatism is also corrected. The CustomLens implants offer the possibility of seeing well at all distances, without glasses or contact lenses.
"It's so exhilarating to see patients who have spent all of their lives with glasses come back for their postoperative visits and be thrilled and thankful that they don't need them anymore." — Dr. Frantz
Medicare and most private insurance companies have covered cataract surgery for years. Medicare and private insurance companies now allow beneficiaries to choose one of the CustomLens implants that allows the eye to focus on near and far objects, minimizing the need for corrective lenses. However, if you choose the CustomLens, you are responsible for payment of that portion of the charge for the lens and associated services that exceeds the charge for a conventional monofocal lens. As a service to his patients, Dr. Frantz offers a full range of payment plans to meet every financing need.Email the Surgeon
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Frantz and learn more about your vision correction options, contact Frantz Cataract Center at (800) 724-3275.
"I was very pleased with my cataract surgery. Both the results and the treatment I received were excellent. I have already told friends they couldn't find a better doctor than Dr. Frantz or a better place to go than Frantz Cataract Center." —Henry
"Every aspect of my care was professional and caring, and the staff was organized and efficient. The office was immaculate. Dr. Frantz is a wonderful, kind and understanding surgeon. I have already referred him to others." —Cherie
"My treatment and surgery by Dr. Frantz were both excellent! I would not trust anyone else but Dr. Frantz and his associates with anything as precious as my eyesight." —Deborah
Dr. Jonathan Frantz is one of southwest Florida's leading cataract and LASIK surgeons. He combines his extensive surgical experience, dedication and outstanding educational background with the latest technical advances in the field of ophthalmology. Dr. Frantz employs the most advanced methods of treatment of eye diseases and disorders.
Dr. Frantz has taken cataract surgery to the next level with Florida's first VERION image guided system. VERION creates a "fingerprint of your eye" and tracks it from the planning stages to your actual cataract procedure, working together with the laser and other advanced technology to give you the best possible procedure for your unique eyes.
Dr. Frantz has earned wide acclaim for pioneering techniques for successful treatment of cataracts, including the suture-less method and the no-injection, no-patch method. Dr. Frantz and our team of board-certified optometrists at Frantz Cataract Center work together to provide you with the finest vision care and to remain responsive to your needs and concerns.
Dr. Frantz graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and with honors from University of Miami Medical School. He performed his residency in ophthalmology at Louisiana State University Eye Center. He has been selected for inclusion in the new 2009 Edition of the Guide to America's Top Ophthalmologists. This is the fifth consecutive year that Dr. Frantz has earned this prestigious recognition from the Consumers' Research Council of America, an independent research company based in Washington, DC, that evaluates professional services throughout America. He has also been named in Best Doctors in America database since 2005. In addition, The Center for Laser Vision Correction at Frantz Cataract Center has been selected for the Best of Fort Myers Award in the Physicians & Surgeons category by the U.S. Local Business Association (USLBA) for several years.
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