Best Ophthalmologists for Eye Surgeries like Cataract Surgery and LASIK Surgery in Arkansas and Missouri


Ophthalmologists : Seeing is Believing!

When it’s time to get your eyes checked, make sure you are seeing the right eye care professional for your needs. Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians are the members of the eye care team who people see most often.

An ophthalmologist is a medical or osteopathic doctor who specializes in eye and vision care. Ophthalmologists differ from optometrists and opticians in their levels of training and in what they can diagnose and treat. 

Ophthalmologists tend to treat and monitor certain conditions, such as: 

  • Glaucoma 
  • Retinal conditions, such as macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy 
  • Corneal conditions 
  • Cataracts cases involving children or childhood eye conditions 
  • Cases with a neurological cause or component, such as optic nerve problems, abnormal eye movements, double vision, and some kinds of vision loss 
  • Cases involving complex surgical procedures, such as reconstructive surgery or advanced vision repair

Most ophthalmologists are trained and certified to perform a wide range of medical and surgical procedures. The procedures that an ophthalmologist regularly carries out depend on several factors, such as the type of practice and specialty in which they work.

In Southern Eye Associates,  the Ophthalmologists at Arkansas and Missouri practice in NEA are all board certified with specialists in Cornea, Glaucoma, Retina and Refractive Medical and Surgical treatment. Southern Eye Associates provides best ophthalmologists in Batesville AR, Wynne AR, Jonesboro AR and Paragould AR and also in Kennett MO.

Eye Surgery Center at Arkansas and Missouri 

Eye surgery, also known as ocular surgery is surgery performed on the ocular perceiver or its adnexa, typically by an ophthalmologist. The ocular perceiver is a very frangible organ, and requires extreme care, during, and after a surgical procedure to minimize or obviate further damage. There are many ways to address vision problems. Surgery can correct problems like cataracts and glaucoma. Other procedures can improve poor vision so you can see well without glasses or contacts. 

Eye Surgery

Southern Eye Associates, the Eye Surgery Center of Arkansas, and the Laser Vision Correction Center are the premier vision centers in this region of the country practicing for over 30 years now.  With our state-of-the-art equipment, we are able to provide patients with higher quality and more personalized care than ever before. Our goal is to provide each patient with the individual attention they deserve and expect.

Ophthalmologists in Southern Eye Associates performs the latest techniques in micro surgical procedures such as LASIK, PRK, Clear Lensectomy, and Advanced Cataract Surgery and Eye Surgery with Deluxe Intraocular Lens Implants available 

Individuals who need to meet best Ophthalmologists, for eye surgeries, we offer our services in urban communities of: Batesville AR, Wynne AR, Jonesboro AR and Paragould AR and in Kennett MO.

Cataract Surgery and LASIK Surgery At Southern Eye Associates

What is a cataract? 

A cataract is a clouding of the lens in the eye that affects vision. Most cataracts are related to aging and are very common in older people. By age 80, more than half of all Americans either have a cataract or have had cataract surgery performed already. A cataract can occur in either or both eyes. It cannot spread from one eye to the other.

Cataract Surgery (Normal Vision)

Are there other types of cataract? 

Yes. Although most cataracts are related to aging, there are other types of cataract: 

  • Secondary cataract. 

Cataracts can form after surgery for other eye problems, such as glaucoma. Cataracts also can develop in people who have other health problems, such as diabetes. Cataracts are sometimes linked to steroid use. 

  • Traumatic cataract.  

Cataracts can develop after an eye injury, sometimes years later. 

  • Congenital cataract. 

Some babies are born with cataracts or develop them in childhood, often in both eyes. These cataracts may be so small that they do not affect vision. If they do, the lenses may need to be removed. 

  • Cataract from  Radiation 

Cataracts can develop after exposure to some types of radiation.

What are the symptoms of a cataract? 

The most common symptoms of a cataract are: Cloudy or blurry vision. Colors seem faded. Glare, Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright. A halo may appear around lights. Poor night vision. Double vision or multiple images in one eye (this symptom may clear as the cataract gets larger). Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses. These symptoms also can be a sign of some eye diseases also. If you have any of these symptoms, call to schedule an appointment with Southern Eye Associates. 

How is Cataract treated? 

The symptoms of early cataract may be improved with new glasses, brighter lighting, anti glare glasses, or magnifying lenses. If these measures do not help, surgery is the only effective treatment. Surgery involves removing the cloudy lens and replacing it with an artificial lens.

LASIK Surgery

LASIK is the most generally performed laser eye medical procedure to treat nearsightedness (myopia), farsightedness (hyperopia) and astigmatism. 

LASIK Surgery

“LASIK” is an abbreviation for “laser-aided situ keratomileusis.” 

Like different kinds of refractive medical procedure , the LASIK technique reshapes the cornea to allow light entering the eye and directs  onto the retina for more clear vision.

Our team of highly trained, board certified surgeons have used our VISX Star 4 Excimer laser with Advanced CustomVue Iris Registration to perform thousands of laser vision treatments.

How is LASIK surgery performed?

  • After applying anesthetic eye drops to numb the eyes, our specially trained surgeon first “tapes” the eyelashes out of the way then inserts an instrument to prevent the patient from blinking. 
  • He then applies a suction ring to hold the eye in place while he carefully and precisely creates a thin, hinged corneal flap. 
  • At this point, the patient’s vision appears dim momentarily and a mild pressure feeling is noticed; however, it is NOT painful. 
  • The surgeon then removes the suction ring and lifts the flap to expose the underlying corneal tissue. 
  • Afterwards, the excimer laser is used to reshape the cornea (the clear dome over the colored part of the eye) in a unique pattern tailored to each patient. 
  • The surgeon then gently repositions the flap to its original position, without sutures.

Typically, patients notice improved vision within hours of the procedure and patients can usually return to work the next day following a brief check-up.

At Southern Eye Associates, the most experienced laser vision correction center in all of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, we believe that in addition to experience, high quality of vision correction is the essence to a successful practice.  Southern Eye Associates gives best ophthalmology practice in NEA who are all board certified for Eye Surgeries like cataract and LASIK surgery in Batesville AR, Wynne AR, Jonesboro AR and Paragould AR and furthermore in Kennett MO.