Category Archives: Blog

Same-day cataract surgery

We understand multiple appointments for patients traveling to our clinic from far distances for cataract surgery are inconvenient for both patients and their families. Because of this, we offer same-day cataract surgery to select patients traveling from more than two hours away. Patients are carefully screened to determine their eligibility  – only those undergoing laser […]


IV-free cataract surgery

Tower Clock Eye Center, in keeping with the modern standard of care, is the first ophthalmology practice in Northeast Wisconsin to offer IV-free cataract surgery. The practice of IV-free cataract surgery is common in many ophthalmology centers across the U.S., and has widespread use in both Europe and Canada. IVs often cause increased levels of […]




4 things to know about dropless cataract surgery

Tower Clock Eye Center prides itself on being on the cutting edge of ophthalmologic technology and techniques. Our practice model allows us to readily adopt new procedures and equipment; one of the most innovative areas of our care comes in the way of dropless cataract surgery. In standard cataract surgery, patients are prescribed several eyedrops, […]



The advantages of surgery at Tower Clock Surgery Center

Tower Clock Eye Center has the unique advantage of offering surgery at a physician-owned ambulatory surgery center (ASC). Tower Clock Surgery Center is the centerpiece of our dedication to providing patients superior eye care. Tower Clock Surgery Center was built from the ground up with the sole focus of making eye surgery a better, less […]



What is laser cataract surgery?

Over the last several years laser cataract surgery has become an increasingly popular choice for patients in need of cataract surgery. Its increased levels of safety and accuracy over standard cataract surgery have been well documented, and the advantages of the procedure are readily seen. The laser, known as a femtosecond laser, takes the place […]


Dry eye syndrome: Symptoms, causes and treatments – by Dr. Michael Servi

Dry eye syndrome is a condition caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication on the surface of the eye. The consequence of dry eye syndrome ranges from slight persistent irritation to the severe inflammation of the front of the eye. Symptoms: Red, irritated eyes accompanied by constant dryness, the feeling of debris in your eyes […]


Latest News

09.05.19

PanOptix trifocal lens now at Tower Clock Eye Center

Dr. Kurt Schwiesow, MD, was the first surgeon in Wisconsin to use the new Alcon Acrysof IQ PanOptix trifocal lens. This new lens is the latest multi focal option and builds on previous technology to give the most depth of focus of any multi focal lens. All three of our surgeons will offer the new lens,... read more

08.27.19

Astigmatism explained with Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD

We've all heard the term "astigmatism." But what is it? Watch Tower Clock Eye Center's cornea specialist Dr. Matthew Thompson, MD, explain in simple terms what astigmatism is, and how it's treated with glasses or contacts, LASIK or PRK, or with special lenses at the time of cataract surgery.

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