New treatment for Kerataconus

Intacs approved for the treatment of Kerataconus  

Insurance companies are now approving Intacs for the treatment of Keratoconus – Intacs are prescription corneal inserts that are inserted into the tissue of the cornea (the clear, front surface of the eye) to treat Keratoconus, a disease that creates a thinning of the cornea and can result in loss of vision.

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Make a Difference Day 2012

Southern Eye Center continues to Make a Difference..

There are many people who simply fall through the cracks when it comes to receiving medical treatment.  Years ago, the physicians at Southern Eye Center decided to” Make a Difference” and fill those cracks.  Each year the surgeons at SEC set aside a day dedicated to help anyone in need of an eye procedure but lack the means to have it performed.

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Southern Eye Center Continuing Education

Local Ophthalmology Practice offers Continuing Education Seminar to Eye Doctors on Treating Retina Disease

Southern Eye Center, the Pine Belt’s only multi-subspecialty ophthalmology practice with full time retina surgeons, will be presenting to local area optometrists on diseases of the retina.

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Southern Eye Center honors employees

The surgeons of Southern Eye Center realize that their success is, in large part, due to dedicated and capable employees. Each year a celebration banquet is held in honor of employees with more than 5 years of service to the practice.

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Welcome Dr. Akinwale!

Southern Eye Center brings new Retina Surgeon to the Pine Belt –
The physicians of Southern Eye Center are proud to welcome Abumere Akinwale, M.D. as the newest member of their team.

Dr. Akinwale joins Dr. Jiménez at Southern Eye Center as a Retina Surgeon, having received her medical degree from the University of Mississippi.

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Blade Free Astigmatism Correction

Cataract Surgeon is the First in Mississippi to correct Astigmatism with Laser Acurate Incisions

Kiper C. Nelson, M.D., a fellowship-trained cataract and implant surgeon at Southern Eye Center is the first in Mississippi to use a femtosecond laser to perform arcuate incisions for the correction of astigmatism as part of the blade-free cataract procedure.

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Southern Eye Center Celebrates 35 Years

Thirty-five years ago, the citizens of Hattiesburg frequently had to travel out of town to receive specialized eye care. Dr. Lynn McMahan, the founder of Southern Eye Center, was determined to change that for his hometown. He pursued advanced training in ophthalmology and, upon returning to the Pine Belt, he began to construct a state-of-the-art facility to house the multi-specialty eye surgeons he planned to bring into his practice.

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The iCataract Procedure

There is a new cataract technology, iCataract that is able to perform cataract removals without the use of a blade, while still using traditional phaecoemulsification cataract removal techniques.

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The Gift of Sight

For over 30 years, the surgeons of Southern Eye Center have been giving back to the community through their annual Gift of Sight program. This program has given needy patients the opportunity to have medically necessary eye procedures and has restored vision to hundreds of patients.  On February 15, 2012, Dr. Kiper Nelson continues the tradition.

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