Cutarelli Vision is the First in Fort Collins to Offer Dropless Cataract Surgery for Patients Undergoing Cataract Removal

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Innovative Method Can Reduce or Eliminate Post-Operative Drops for Cataract Patients in Northern Colorado

Dr. Paul Cutarelli

With the Dropless cataract procedure, patients can virtually eliminate dealing with bothersome eye drops after cataract surgery.

Refractive cataract surgeon, Paul Cutarelli, MD of Cutarelli Vision, now offers a new treatment option for patients undergoing cataract surgery that reduces or eliminates the need for costly prescription eye drops in Northern Colorado. Cutarelli Vision is the first practice in the Fort Collins and Loveland area to perform the Dropless cataract procedure. The Dropless procedure is a combination of time-released medication, administered at the end of cataract surgery. It allows patients undergoing cataract surgery to reduce or eliminate their need for traditional eye drops. Eye drops can be extremely frustrating to put into the eye and difficult to keep track of. In addition, these drops can be very expensive and aren’t traditionally covered by insurance.

After undergoing traditional cataract surgery, patients must use multiple eye drops to help with the healing process. The medication is made up of anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, which help the eye heal and reduces the chance for infection. “With the Dropless cataract procedure, patients can virtually eliminate dealing with bothersome eye drops after cataract surgery,” said Dr. Cutarelli.

This not only helps with cost and the time required to instill eye drops, but also helps eliminate the chance of being non-compliant with post-surgical eye drops, which could potentially be harmful to the patient’s vision. The Dropless procedure is available for the majority of patients that undergo cataract surgery at Cutarelli Vision. However, some patients may not be a good candidate and will have to use traditional eye drops.

About Dr. Paul Cutarelli, MD

After earning his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Cutarelli completed his ophthalmology residency at the world-renowned Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Cutarelli also completed a one-year corneal fellowship in refractive surgery at the Hunkeler Eye Center in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as an additional fellowship in anterior segment surgery and ocular disease at the prestigious Morrfield's Eye Hospital in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Cutarelli has performed over 70,000 surgical procedures and is a specialist in LASIK, cataract surgery, and corneal transplantation. He also offers full range of ophthalmic services including routine eye exams, LASIK laser vision correction, cataract surgery, keratoconus, glaucoma, collagen cross-linking, corneal transplantation, and is often regarded as Colorado's most experienced eye surgeon.
For more information, contact Cutarelli Vision by calling 970-225-2300 or by visiting

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