Locations in Lee, Collier, Charlotte
Malkani Retina Center offers cataract surgery Naples and surrounding area patients need to improve their vision and quality of life. A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision, according to the National Eye Institute. Cataracts are mostly due to aging and common in older people; by age 80, more than half of all Americans have either had a cataract or cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area residents experiencing vision problems due to cataracts can make an appointment with Malkani Retina Center to discuss treatment options, including cataract surgery. Naples patients can access one of our three convenient locations in Lee, Collier and Charlotte.
A cataract clouds the lens of the eye, the clear part that helps to focus light, or an image, on the retina, according to the National Eye Institute. The retina is the light-sensitive tissue at the back of the eye. In a healthy eye, light passes through the lens to the retina, where it is changed into nerve signals that are sent to the brain. If the lens is clouded by a cataract, the image a person sees is blurry. Cataracts can be removed with cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area patients experiencing vision loss that affects everyday activities may consider cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area patients may also consider cataract surgery in Naples if the cataract is affecting or preventing treatment of another condition, like macular degeneration or diabetic retinopathy.
According to the National Eye Institute, the clouded lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens during cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area patients can schedule an initial exam with Malkani Retina Center to detect the presence of any cataracts. If it’s decided to have cataract surgery, Naples and surrounding area patients will be examined pre-surgery to determine the right type of replacement lens. Itching and mild discomfort are normal symptoms after cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area patients may also experience some fluid discharge, as well as sensitivity to light and touch. Mild discomforts should disappear after one or two days. Several weeks after cataract surgery, Naples and surrounding area patients will be examined again to check healing and progress.
Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations in the U.S. According to the National Eye Institute, 90 percent of people have better vision after having cataract surgery. Naples and surrounding area patients who are hesitant about cataract surgery may consider new glasses, brighter lighting, anti-glare sunglasses or magnifying lenses to treat early cataract symptoms. Wearing sunglasses or a wide-brimmed hat can also help protect vision, as can quitting smoking and eating green, leafy vegetables, fruits and other foods with antioxidants.
The Malkani Retina Center is committed to excellence in the medical and surgical treatment of retina, macula and vitreous disease. Malkani Retina Center is a premier practice offering advanced treatment options for macular degeneration, retinal detachment and diabetic retinopathy patients across southwest Florida.
Sunil M. Malkani, M.D., is the founder and director of the Malkani Retina Center. Dr. Malkani is a retinal surgeon specializing in the treatment of macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other diseases of the retina. He’s a graduate of the Wake Forest School of Medicine and is a former assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Florida. His expertise is particular to treating diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, epiretinal members, retinal detachments, macular holes, and other diseases of the retina. Dr. Malkani has had his work and research published in ophthalmic journals, and he’s presented his work at national conferences. His research and publications include:
Dr. Malkani’s professional affiliations include: American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, Lee County Medical Association, Collier County Medical Association, Florida Medical Association. He was previously the chief resident at the University of South Carolina Department of Ophthalmology and he received honors in ophthalmology and ophthalmic research from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Born and raised in Nashville, Dr. Malkani enjoys playing tennis in his free time, and spending time with his wife and son.
Dr. Malkani and the staff at Malkani Retina Center share a common mission to provide the most up-to-date medical and surgical care in a compassionate, patient-focused environment. Upon arrival at the office, our warm and friendly staff will greet you and assist you with your paperwork. Please bring your photo ID, your insurance card and a list of medications you currently take. Your eyes will be dilated for your exam, which might result in blurred vision and sensitivity to light for several hours after the exam. We recommend that you have someone drive you to and from your appointment.
You can download and begin filling out our patient information form and health history form prior to your visit. Malkani Retina Center accepts most insurances and health plans. We ask that you be prepared to pay your portion at the time that surgical services are performed. We accept many payment forms, including cash and money orders, personal checks, and major credit cards.
We have three locations serving Lee, Collier, Charlotte and the surrounding areas. You can get driving directions to your nearest location here. Still have questions? Fill out our online contact form or give us a call at (239) 324-4888 or call our toll free phone number at 1-855-MALKANI (625-5264). If you’re considering cataract surgery, Naples and surrounding area patients, contact Dr. Malkani and his team at Malkani Retina Center at (239) 324-4888 or email us here.