St. Barbara’s Surgery Center serves as a licensed, out-patient surgery facility selected by eye surgeons, ophthalmologists and plastic surgeons throughout Southwest Florida. In addition to the facility itself, we support your doctor with highly trained, superbly skilled professional support staff to provide patients the highest standard of ophthalmic surgical care.
Cataract surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, and is a brief procedure. After the cataract surgery, patients can go home to rest in comfort, and follow their doctor’s instructions.
Complete eye health includes having healthy eyes and healthy eyelids. Common eyelid problems include excess eyelid skin, droopy eyelids or eyelids that turn inward or outward. Fortunately, they can be corrected with surgery.
Glaucoma is a disease of the optic nerve – the part of the eye that carries the images we see to the brain. The optic nerve is made up of many nerve fibers, like electric cable containing numerous wires. When damage to optic nerve fibers occurs, blind sports develop.
Lasers use a complex system of crystals, gases, lenses, mirrors, and mechanisms for focusing and cooling to produce an extremely intense, uniform beam of light of a single color or wavelength. The energy of this beam can be focused very precisely on diseased eye tissue.
Upon arriving at St. John’s Surgery Center, you will be welcomed by one of our friendly receptionists. You will be asked to sign into our register and fill out any remaining paperwork required for your medical record.
We recognize with any procedure, patients and family have questions regarding a host of topics. We have taken the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) and grouped them into pre-operative, anesthesia, and post-operative sections.