Mike McFarland, MD

Board Certified Cataract Surgeon

Inventor of “No-Stitch” cataract surgery

I’m always pleased to see patients who come to our clinic because a family member or friend referred them to us. When one of my patients is happy enough to send someone else to our clinic, it’s the best compliment I can receive.

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.



  • Only Eye Doctor in Arkansas named one of the “Best Doctors in America” for 20 straight years

  • Named one of the “Best Doctors in Arkansas” by the Arkansas Times

  • Named the first ever “Best of the Best Ophthalmologist” by the Arkansas Democrat Gazette

  • Named “Best Eye Doctor in Arkansas” nine times by the readers of AY Magazine

  • Received the International Innovator’s Award for “No-Stitch” Cataract Surgery

  • Named as 2016, 2017 and 2018 Best Healthcare Professionals in Ophthalmology by AY Magazine

Hear what Dr. McFarland’s patients are saying:

Coming to Dr. McFarland was the best thing I’ve done. I can see so much clearer now without glasses or contacts!

- S. Spears | Conway, AR | Cataract Surgery


I had heard from lots of people, everyone actually, that Dr. McFarland is a great surgeon. And I can tell you, it is true.

- R. Majors | Star City, AR | Cataract Surgery


Dr. McFarland is an eye-saver and a life-saver. He made me able to see and I’ll never stop telling it as long as I live. He is wonderful, y’all! He is good, he’s kind, he’s caring. He really cares about his patients.

- C. Owens | Gould, AR | Cataract Surgery


I saw a commercial about McFarlands, so I made the phone call, which was the best phone call of my life. Now I have 20/20 vision thanks to my wonderful eye surgeon, Dr. McFarland. He removed my cataracts and replaced my lens with a multifocal lens. Now I don’t need glasses, contacts or reading glasses!

 - P. Derrick | Bismark, AR | Laser Cataract Surgery