Surgical Procedures in Fort Myers, FL


Dr. Rachid Aouchiche performs the following surgical procedures, including:

State of the Art Precision Cataract Surgery – Monofocal, Toric, ReSTOR- This is a common procedure done as our eyes naturally age. Cataract surgery removes the natural lens in the eye and replaces it with a lens chosen and discussed between you and Dr. Aouchiche. For further information please go the cataract section of the web site.
Muscle Surgery – Adult and Pediatric - Surgery performed on one or more of the muscles of the eye to either strengthen or weaken the muscle. This surgery is usually done to correct strabismus (misaligned eyes) and is also performed to correct double vision.
Temporal Artery Biopsy - This is the “gold standard” diagnostic procedure for Giant Cell Arteritis and should be done as soon as possible once you have been assessed by Dr. Aouchiche. This procedure is quite safe and is performed with little risk.

Laser Procedures

  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy (YAG Cap) - This is a common procedure that may be done after cataract surgery has been performed. A thin membrane may develop within months or years after cataract surgery. The laser which is quick and painless is used to create a small opening in the capsule of the eye and allow return to clear vision.
  • Laser Peripheral Iridotomy (YAG Pi) - A procedure which may be used when diagnosed with narrow angle glaucoma. This is a quick and painless procedure. A laser creates a small opening in the iris which allows for easier drainage of fluid out of the eye.
  • Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty (SLT) - This procedure is used for open angle glaucoma. It safely and quickly reduces the pressure in the eye by creating a drainage system in the eye to improve the outflow of fluid.
  • Pterygium (with or without amniotic graft) – This is the removal of abnormal or benign growth on the eye. This growth may grow over the cornea. The Dr. will advise you further in regards to this procedure if he feels it is applicable.
Pinguecula - This is an abnormal or benign growth on the eye, the difference is that while a pterygium will grow over the cornea a pinguecula will only grow on the surface of the eye.
Tarsorrhaphy - This procedure may be done when the eyelids weaken or become paralyzed due to a number of conditions including but not limited to Bells' Palsy. It is a procedure that partially sews the eyelids together to narrow the lid opening and protect the cornea.
Ectropion & Entropion - Ectropion (the sagging or outward turning or the eyelid and eyelashes) and Entropion (the sagging or inward turning of the eyelid and eyelashes) this procedure is done to tighten or repair these areas and correct this condition which is commonly found in older adults.
Lid Lesions & Chalazion (Stye) - The removal of a lesion or small cyst like growth on the lid of the eye.

Dr. Aouchiche enjoys privileges at the following facilities:

  • St. Marks Surgery Center
  • Health Park Medical Center
Ask the experts at West Coast Eye Care in Fort Myers, Florida, about the surgeries that we provide. To learn more, call (239) 466-3111.