Dr. Michael Endl, ophthalmologist and partner with Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare in Amherst, recently completed the area’s first 2.2 mm small incision cataract surgery at the Ambulatory Surgery Center in Amherst, NY. Evidence is mounting that this procedure, performed with the most modern multifocal lens implants, provides the patient with faster healing, less chance for infection, and for many complete freedom from glasses.
Most cataract surgeries are performed with slightly larger but still small (less than 5mm) incisions that require one or no stitches. Even at this size, however, the incision can slightly change the shape of the front of the eye and thus the patient’s glass prescription would have to be altered slightly postoperatively.
Using this smaller micro incision, Dr. Endl can now provide a more controlled and stable procedure along with a more predictable outcome for the patient. Patients seeking more information about the procedure can contact the practice at 1-800-309-2020.
Fichte, Endl & Elmer Eyecare is a leading ophthalmology practice that provides comprehensive care within a comfortable, professional atmosphere in offices located in Amherst and Niagara Falls, NY. Their highly trained doctors and staff utilize state-of-the-art facilities to provide the best technology available for all eye care needs, including cataract and LASIK surgery, using technology utilized by NASA and the US Military. Their optical department also provides the latest designer eyewear and contact lenses.