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Cataract Surgery
Cataract Surgery

Cataract Surgery

A Guide to Treatment


130 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95) (CA $23.95)

Publication Date: July 2016

ISBN 9781943886043

Rights: WOR

Addicus Books (Jul 2016)


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Having cataract surgery? Nearly 3 million Americans who have cataracts removed each year. In fact, it's the most commonly performed surgery in the nation. And, the numbers are expected to increase--by the year 2020, nearly 30 million Americans will have cataracts. Even though cataract surgery is a common procedure, you may find yourself feeling anxious about an operation on your eye. Ophthalmologists Paul E. Garland, M.D. and Bret L. Fisher, M.D., have performed thousands of cataract surgeries, and they understand your questions and concerns. They answer questions such as: How long should you wait to have cataract surgery? What type of anesthesia is used? How is the cataract actually removed?

Author Biography

Bret L. Fisher, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice at The Eye Center of North Florida, in Panama City, where he specializes in refractive cataract surgery. Dr. Fisher was the first eye surgeon in Florida to perform femtosecond laser-assisted cataract surgery; he's also skilled in advanced custom LASIK. A magnum cum laude graduate of Duke University, in Durham, North Carolina, Dr. Fisher was also an honors graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. After a general medicine internship at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, California, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Wills Eye Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In 1993, Dr. Fisher joined Newberry Eye Clinic in Panama City, Florida, as medical director and attending surgeon. With the merger in 2000 of Newberry Eye Clinic and two other eye practices, Dr. Fisher became the medical director of The Eye Center of North Florida and its freestanding ambulatory surgery center, The Laser and Surgery Center. The Eye Center is nationally recognized for its excellence in performing cataract surgery and the center's ophthalmologists frequently host visiting eye surgeons from around the world. At The Eye Center of North Florida, Dr. Fisher has also established an active clinical research department. He and his staff have participated in many important studies, including the FDA trials for new multifocal and toric multifocal intraocular lens implants. Along with coauthor Dr. Garland, Dr. Fisher and staff have also participated in pharmaceutical trials for postcataract inflammation, dry eye, and diabetic eye disease. Dr. Fisher travels widely and frequently lectures on advances in cataract surgery and other ophthalmology issues. Board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified in cataract and implant surgery and LASIK by the American College of Eye Surgeons, as well as being an active member of ASCRS, Dr. Fisher is always up to date on the newest ideas, concepts, and technologies in ophthalmology. He serves as a consultant to the industry and a teacher and mentor to his fellow surgeons. When he is not working at the clinic or lecturing, ? Dr. Fisher enjoys spending time at home on his farm with his wife, Katie, and their three children. Dr. Fisher may be reached at: Paul E. Garland, M.D., is an ophthalmologist in private practice at The Eye Center of North Florida, in Panama City. Board-certified in ophthalmology, Dr. Garland specializes in state-of-the-art cataract surgery, performing more than a thousand surgeries annually. He is also trained in oculoplastic surgery, in which both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures are performed on the eyelids, tear ducts, and structures within the eye of the eye socket. Dr. Garland graduated cum laude with a bachelor of arts degree in pre-medicine and economics from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is also a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Garland completed an internship at Tulane before serving two years as a second lieutenant in the National Health Service Corps. He completed a three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. That residency was followed by a one-year fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Texas Hermann Eye Center. Dr. Garland is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society for Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Florida Medical Association, and the Bay County Medical Society, among other professional organizations. Dr. Garland may be reached through his website: