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 diligently use antibiotic and steroid eye drops before and after their procedures to prevent infection and promote healing. The rigid drop schedules can be difficult to follow, and missing scheduled drops can increase risk of complications.
For patients who medically qualify for dropless cataract surgery at Frantz EyeCare, their surgeon will place the drops (a medicine called Tri-Moxi) within the eye during the procedure, where they 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 dramatically simplifies the postoperative regimen, eliminating the challenge of patient compliance.
Convenience is the most obvious benefit. But many patients also report a significant cost savings. Typical cataract surgery prescription eye drops can cost $100 to $400 per eye. In contrast, if patients qualify for dropless cataract surgery at Frantz EyeCare, it is rare for them to pay for any prescription 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, schedule an appointment online at BetterVision.net or call Frantz EyeCare’s main office at 239.418.0999.