Dr. Alexander A. Foster, a comprehensive ophthalmologist at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists, is offering dropless cataract surgery in Green Bay and Sturgeon Bay.
This innovative procedure simplifies the post-operative regimen and reduces the risk of infection and retinal swelling.
According to the National Institutes of Health, cataract surgery is a widely performed medical procedure, with approximately 3.7 million cases per year in the United States. However, the traditional approach to cataract surgery involves a complicated and strict regimen of eye drops, which can be hard to follow and is often the main obstacle to a successful recovery.
“Dropless cataract surgery is an exciting innovation in the field of ophthalmology. Administering the medication directly into the eye during the surgery eliminates the need for post-operative eye drops, making the recovery process simpler and more convenient for our patients,” Foster says.
Patients can experience significant cost savings on prescription eye drops, and the likelihood of infection and retinal swelling is significantly reduced, Foster says. Furthermore, doctors can ensure the accurate delivery of medication, and patients can be relieved of the burden of correctly applying the drops.
“Dropless cataract surgery is proven to be very effective at preventing infection, easing inflammation, lowering healthcare costs, and significantly improving patient outcomes,” Foster says. “We strive to stay at the forefront of surgical innovation here at BayCare Clinic Eye Specialists. If it is beneficial to our patients, we will adopt it.”