Mike McFarland, MD

Board Certified Cataract Surgeon, Inventor of "No-Stitch" Cataract Surgery

Making history is not a dream for Dr. Mike S. McFarland. It is a reality. Known as an innovator and teacher, he is one of the best known Ophthalmologists in America. In January of 1990, Dr. McFarland was the first eye surgeon ever to perform cataract surgery without the use of suture or stitches. The development of this technique, commonly called “No-Stitch” cataract surgery, is considered to be one of the most important milestones in modern Ophthalmology. With fewer complications and faster healing time, it is now the technique of choice for thousands of surgeons around the world.

Dr. McFarland’s accomplishments have been recognized on both a national and international level. In 1992, he received the “Innovators Award” for his development of sutureless cataract. Dr. McFarland was the second American surgeon to be honored with this award. He has trained hundreds of eye surgeons across the United States, and is a contributing editor to medical reference books.

Dr. McFarland is a Board Certified Ophthalmologist and has been in private practice for almost 40 years. He is the inventor of “No-Stitch” cataract surgery. Dr. McFarland offers our patients the convenience of outpatient surgery in a friendly and professional environment. He specializes in traditional and laser cataract surgery.

Dr. McFarland credits the success of his practice to our philosophy of truly putting the patient first. In the areas of medical technology, quality of care, and attention to the personal needs of every patient, the McFarland Eye Care staff remains focused on treating our patients like family.

"Dr. McFarland did my cataract surgery and Dr. Newbolt did the follow up YAG laser procedure. The results exceeded my expectations. Dr. Newbolt is going to do LASIK surgery on my right eye to make a minor adjustment. I am very happy with the care I received at McFarland Eye Care. Doctors McFarland and Newbolt did a great job. They carefully explained what they were going to do and what I should expect. The technicians were very polite and professional. The scheduling lady worked with me to get me in quickly for follow up visits. McFarland Eye Care should be used by other eye clinics as an example of how to do it right."

– Gary White, Ph.D.

"Dr. McFarland is always willing to listen to the problem and jointly make the best decision from both the doctor and patient point of view. Listens and suggests the best solution for both."

– G. Stephens

"I had no idea how bad my vision was until my eye test. Dr. McFarland and his staff are the most caring and professional staff I have ever used. My vision is now 20/20 thanks to them!"

– R. Compton

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