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Fischer Laser Eye Center


Once you have been diagnosed with a cataract, it is time to meet with an ophthalmologist who can remove it and restore clear vision.

Your first decision will be choosing a cataract surgeon you can TRUST. After all, these are YOUR eyes, YOUR vision, YOUR life, so you want the BEST cataract surgeon you can find. Our surgeon Dr. Jeffrey Fischer leads the area in advanced procedures and has performed more than 10,000 cataract procedures. That includes both traditional and laser cataract surgery.

Laser Cataract Surgery

Our center is now among the first in the region to have adopted advanced “laser” cataract surgery, and because we have, we now offer patients not only enhanced precision during surgery but also a choice with regard to which technology the surgeon will use to remove your cataract for YOUR best results.

Replacement Lenses

You may also have a choice with regard to the type of replacement lens your doctor will implant at the time of surgery. Which one is best for you? A traditional monofocal lens plus glasses for near vision? Or should you choose a multifocal “lifestyle” lens and less dependence on glasses?

It’s easier to make these decisions when you have a cataract surgeon you can trust! We want you to know that Dr. Jeffrey Fischer is among the most experienced cataract surgeons in the state.

Nervous about having cataract surgery?

The more you know, the better you will feel!

We know that it’s perfectly natural to be nervous about undergoing any type of surgery, particularly when it involves your eyes. However, many of our patients find that being evaluated for cataracts and having the opportunity to get answers to all of their questions can dramatically lessen their anxiety.

If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers. All you have to do is ask us.

I want to schedule a cataract evaluation.

What happens during a cataract procedure?

During the outpatient cataract procedure, Dr. Fischer removes the clouded natural lens using either traditional techniques or, if you and your surgeon have selected laser cataract surgery, an advanced femtosecond laser. Dr. Fischer then implants an artificial replacement lens—either a standard monofocal lens or an advanced technology lifestyle lens—in its place. The incision heals naturally and no stitches are necessary. The procedure is performed in as few as fifteen minutes. After the procedure, you will be allowed to return home. Vision improves immediately following cataract surgery, with complete recovery in a few days.

Modern cataract correction at Fischer Laser Eye Center is…

    The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in our state-of-the-art surgical facility in Willmar, where our patients experience a relaxing atmosphere and attentive, personalized care.
  • SAFE
    Whether you choose a traditional cataract procedure or a laser cataract procedure, Dr. Fischer will perform your surgery under the high magnification of a microscope, using microsurgical instruments and ultrasound energy.
    From the moment you arrive at Fischer Laser Eye Center’s outpatient surgery center, we work to make your experience relaxing and pleasant. Dr. Fischer will administer anesthetic eye drops to ensure your comfort, and modern surgical techniques mean no stitches are necessary. The surgery itself takes only a few minutes. In no time at all, you will be back in the comfort of your own home.
    Patients experience rapid improvement in vision and a speedy recovery time.
    We offer both traditional and laser cataract surgery and lifestyle lens implants that may reduce or even eliminate your need for reading glasses or bifocals.
    We gladly accept Medicare assignment!

iStent Technology

Patients with both cataracts and glaucoma may benefit from the iStent®. This innovative technology for controlling eye pressure is the smallest medical device ever approved by the FDA, and is placed in the eye during cataract surgery. In a U.S. clinical trial, iStent patients who achieved a target pressure of < 21 were more likely not to need their medications than patients with cataract surgery only.

What should I do NOW about my cataracts?

The eye doctors at Fischer Laser Eye Center have been helping people can get on the path to seeing better for more than 45 years. They can do the same for you, but you have to take the first step by scheduling a cataract evaluation.

All About Laser Cataract Surgery

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Jan's Story

“The laser cataract procedure went very quickly. I was surprised how well I could see a couple of hours after the surgery. My vision now is 20/20.”
Debbie W.

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