Las Vegas Eye Institute
9555 S. Eastern Ave., Ste. 260
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Matthew Swanic, MD, is a fellowship-trained ophthalmologist who offers his patients both traditional and laser cataract surgery at Las Vegas Eye Institute. Dr. Swanic uses the latest technology and surgical methods as a corneal specialist, and provides exceptional, individualized care to his patients. This high-quality patient care is reflected in his ability to choose the lens implant option that will provide the patient with the best visual outcome. Dr. Swanic offers premium intraocular lens implants (IOLs) as a cataract surgery option; these lens implants provide sharper vision than before cataracts were present, as they correct common refractive errors so that the patient is no longer dependent on glasses or contacts. To learn more about these premium IOLs for your cataract surgery procedure, ask Dr. Swanic about the toric IOLs (to correct astigmatism) and multifocal IOLs (to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and presbyopia) that he offers.
Along with cataract surgery, Dr. Swanic also offers LASIK surgery, dry eye treatment, glaucoma treatment and Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) for the treatment of corneal conditions.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Swanic and learn more about his cataract surgery procedure, call Las Vegas Eye Institute at (702) 816-2525.Email the Surgeon
Dr. Swanic offers his patients the option of having traditional or laser cataract surgery at Las Vegas Eye Institute. The difference between the methods is that in the traditional procedure, a surgical blade is used to make an incision in the cornea (the transparent film on the eye surface), whereas a laser is used to create this incision in the laser cataract procedure. Regardless of the method used, the procedure is a quick and painless process. Once the corneal incision is made (with the eye numbed using anesthetic eye drops), the clouded lens is removed from the eye and replaced with an artificial lens implant. The patient can choose to use a standard lens implant, which restores vision at a fixed distance, or a premium IOL, which restores vision at multiple distances. Patients can expect improved vision immediately after the procedure, which typically takes about 20 minutes to perform. After surgery, there is minimal downtime, and patients can return to their normal daily activities — including driving, going to work and exercising — the next day.
Dr. Matthew Swanic graduated with honors from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, where he studied Biology and Chemistry. He then went on to obtain his medical degree from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he acted as Vice President of his class for three years running, and also volunteered his time at the school's Student Outreach Clinic, providing free medical care to underprivileged patients in the area. Other accolades Dr. Swanic received while in medical school were being elected to the elite Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and being named as Biochemistry Student of the Year and Pathology Student of the Year. He graduated with honors before going on to complete his residency in Ophthalmology at the renowned Tufts Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Swanic then furthered his education by completing a fellowship program at the prestigious Jules Stein Eye Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles, one of the world's top rated eye care centers.
During his career, Dr. Swanic has received the Clinical Practice award and was listed as one of Vegas Inc.'s Top Doctors of 2015 for Refractive Surgery. He has also been asked to act as Clinical Instuctor in the Departments of Surgery and Internal Medicine at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, where he was once a medical student. And as a respected ophthalmologist, he has been asked to give multiple poster presentations at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology conferences. In addition, Dr. Swanic holds memberships at many reputable organizations, including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Nevada Academy of Ophthalmology. As a board-certified and respected ophthalmologist, Dr. Swanic strives to provide exceptional, patient-driven care to each person that he treats.
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