If you have been diagnosed with cataracts or are experiencing increasingly cloudy or blurred eyesight, surgery can often restore your sharp vision without need for corrective lenses. Mills Eye + Facial Surgery is a premier center for cataract surgery and intraocular lenses (IOL) in the Pensacola, FL, area, offering advanced solutions for patients with cataracts. Ophthalmologist Dr. David Mills performs micro-incision cataract surgery and offers patients a selection of premium IOL implants, including TECNIS® multifocal, Crystalens®, and lenses designed to correct astigmatism, to restore clear visual focus. Our practice accepts several types of insurance and also offers financing to help you achieve your unique treatment goals.
About Cataracts and Surgery
Primarily an age-related condition, cataracts are protein clusters that form on the lens of the eye, which can become increasingly opaque over time. Many patients will experience progressively cloudy vision, similar to the effect of looking through a foggy windshield. If cataracts are not surgically treated, the condition can eventually lead to blindness. The only permanent solution to cataracts is surgical removal of the cloudy lens and replacement with a new, artificial IOL. IOL’s implanted into the eye can provide crystal-clear vision, even for patients with astigmatism.
Dr. Mills can diagnose cataracts in a comprehensive exam, and are happy to answer all your questions at that time. If you choose to schedule his outpatient surgery, you can expect a remarkably quick and painless procedure.
For the procedure, patients receive anesthetic eye drops in addition to a relaxing sedative. Dr. Mills performs micro-incision cataract surgery (MICS), an advanced technique that has gained in popularity over the last decade. Employing a corneal incision of less than 1.88 mm, MICS can be safer and less invasive than previous cataract surgery methods. This technique has greatly improved patient outcomes and reduced complications. Once the incision is made, Dr. Mills will use a probe with ultrasound waves to break up the cataract-clouded lens and suction out the fragments through the micro-incision. An IOL is then implanted in place to become a permanent part of your eye. You will not feel the IOL lens or be able to detect a visible difference in your appearance.
IOL Lens Options
At Mills Eye + Facial Surgery, we offer several choices of popular, premium IOL brands, including Tecnis® and Crystalens®. IOL’s are created to suit the vision needs of a variety of patients, and in many cases, patients with refractory errors can be able to see clearly without need for prescription glasses or contact lenses.
Our IOL options include monofocal and multifocal lenses, as well as toric lenses for patients with astigmatism. Monofocal IOL’s provide clear focus at one distance, requiring patients to still use corrective eyewear. Multifocal options provide flexible capabilities, so you can enjoy sharp vision for distance and close work. The right choice for you depends upon your needs, lifestyle, and budget.
Why Choose Dr. Mills?
Dr. Mills has extensive expertise in the field of ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery. He is a highly skilled surgeon who has performed thousands of successful cataract and IOL transplant procedures for patients. Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Mills has unique distinction of additional certification by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. You can trust Dr. Mills and his staff to provide quality, comprehensive care from your initial exam through follow-up.
Improve Your Vision
Cloudy vision caused by cataracts can significantly diminish your quality of life. Please contact us today to schedule a cataract exam or consultation appointment at Mills Eye + Facial Surgery.