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Scott P. Durrett, M.D. - Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Dr. Durrett currently resides in Venice with his wife, Kelly and two children, Alyssa and Ryan. Kelly is a practicing anesthesiologist in the Venice area. Dr. Durrett is a native of Florida and returns to the Gulf coast to practice ophthalmology. Dr. Durrett provides comprehensive management of eye care including cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, emergency and routine eye care. He offers some of the most advanced cataract surgery available including ReZoom™, ReSTOR®, Crystalens™ and Tecnis® multi-focal lens implants which significantly reduces the need for distance and reading glasses.
Dr. Durrett also corrects for astigmatism in conjunction with cataract surgery using two different methods: Limbal Relaxing Incision (LRI) and/or Toric lens implant.
Robert V. Daddario, O.D. - Board Certified Optometrist
Dr. Daddario currently resides in Sarasota with his wife, Daniele and two children, Mathieu and Juliette. He has lived and practiced in Sarasota County for the past 19 years.
Dr. Daddario's experience in hospital-based primary eye care enhances the quality of service provided by ProVision Laser Eye Center. His knowledge in pre and post surgical management, emergency ophthalmic care and contact lens fittings compliment Dr. Durrett's excellent surgical skills in Cataract and Glaucoma care.
Cataract surgery has made extraordinary and exciting advances over the past 20 years. Last year, approximately 2.7 million Americans underwent cataract surgery. Greater than 95% of those patients now enjoy improved vision. State-of-the-art cataract surgery is now a safe, effective, and comfortable procedure performed almost exclusively on an outpatient basis. We use only the latest technology including the multi-focal lenses ReZoom™, ReSTOR®, Crystalens™, Tecnis® and Toric astigmatism correcting lenses.
Most cataract surgeries are now performed using microscopic size incisions, advanced ultrasonic equipment to fragment cataracts into tiny fragments, and foldable intraocular lenses (IOLs) to maintain small incision size. Cataract surgery today is the result of extraordinary technological and surgical advancements that allows millions of people to once again enjoy crisp and clear vision. A true marvel of modern medicine, cataract surgery may restore vision to levels you may have never thought possible.
One of the most common questions we hear in our practice is, “If my eyes are dry then why are they always wet?” Do you have "Chronic Dry Eyes?" Do you know the symptoms? Are your eyes always watering? If so, you may have Chronic Dry Eyes.
To understand dry eye one must understand the anatomy of the eye. Over time our eyes have evolved into very precise optical instruments. Tears play an important role in lubricating our eyes and providing sharp vision. Any deficiency in the tear layer can cause an improper focusing of light and blurry vision.
Many diabetics have heard they can go blind from diabetes but they don’t actually know why.
Diabetes is a disease affecting small blood vessels. The long-term effects of high blood sugar levels cause these blood vessels to become leaky which can be viewed during an eye exam.
Diabetic changes are primarily seen in the light-sensing organ called the retina. The retina is a thin tissue paper-like organ lining the inside back surface of the eye. It is the only organ in the body we can see working with out using invasive techniques.
Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that gradually steal sight without warning. In the early stages of the disease, there may be no symptoms. Experts estimate that half of the people affected by glaucoma may not know they have it. Vision loss is caused by damage to the optic nerve. This nerve acts like an electric cable with over a million wires. It is responsible for carrying images from the eye to the brain.
Few people are aware that macular degeneration is an incurable eye disease and that it is the leading cause of blindness for those aged 55 and older in the United States, affecting more than 10 million Americans.