By Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS
Cataract patients in South Florida have reason to rejoice thanks to a new “dropless” cataract surgery method available at Frantz EyeCare. It is designed to eliminate one of the most frustrating aspects of cataract surgery: postoperative eye drops.
In standard cataract surgery, patients are required to use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before and after their procedures. These drops prevent infection and promote healing after surgery. The rigid drop schedules can be difficult to follow, and missing scheduled drops can increase risk of complications.
For patients who qualify for dropless cataract surgery at Frantz EyeCare, your surgeon will place the drops (a medicine called Tri-Moxi) within the eye during the procedure. The drops will dissolve slowly over time. Tri-Moxi® is a combination of antibiotics and an anti-inflammatory.
Dropless cataract surgery allows most patients to heal without the need for additional prescription eye drops. It also simplifies your daily life after surgery.
Convenience is the most obvious benefit of dropless cataract surgery, but it can also save you money.
Typical cataract surgery prescription eye drops can cost $100-$400 per eye. However, if you qualify for dropless cataract surgery at Frantz EyeCare, you will no longer have to pay for postoperative eye drops.
“We are always looking for opportunities to improve patient experience and ‘dropless’ cataract surgery certainly delivers,” said Dr. Jonathan Frantz.
To learn more about dropless laser cataract surgery in Southwest Florida, schedule an appointment now or call our main office at 239-418-0999!
Jonathan M. Frantz, MD, FACS, is one of our country’s top 5 Bladeless Laser Cataract Surgeons and is named in The Guide to America’s Top Ophthalmologists. He and his team of doctors at Frantz EyeCare offer a broad spectrum of patient-focused comprehensive care from eye exams and eyewear to bladeless laser cataract removal, dry eye treatment, treatment of eye diseases, bladeless WaveLight LASIK laser vision correction, and facial and body rejuvenation with office locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, Lehigh Acres, and Naples.
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