Why Doesn’t Dr. Mayfield Do LASIK Surgery?

Posted by: West Georgia Eye Care Center in Frontpage Article on February 2, 2015

How to describe Dr. Mayfield in one word? Popular! His patients are perhaps more like fans, ever-enthusiastic to promote him to family and friends. He has a solid reputation for being a kind and gentle surgeon, ministering to the person just as much as the person’s eyes. It’s no surprise, then, that Dr. Mayfield is in high demand. He gets regular requests for everything from routine eye exams to LASIK surgery. However, he probably won’t be doing anyone’s LASIK! Don’t be terribly disappointed, but he only sees patients with issues related to his specific sub-specialty, the retina.

Dr. Mayfield is a fellowship-trained retinologist. This means he completed an in-depth post residency program on two very specific areas of the eye: the retina and the vitreous. The retina is the thin layer of tissue at the very back of the eye; if you imagine your eye as a camera, the retina is the film. It transforms light into nerve signals which are then transmitted to the brain for interpretation. The vitreous, on the other hand, is a clear, gel-like substance located between the lens and the retina. Dr. Mayfield’s fellowship training allowed him to zero in on this area of retinal sub-specialty and become expertly skilled in the associated diagnoses and treatments.

As an ophthalmology sub-specialist, Dr. Mayfield sees patients only with retinal-related complications, such as central serous retinopathy, detached or torn retinas, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, retinal vein occlusion, etc. While he is certified to perform cataract surgery, write eyeglass prescriptions and more, as a retina-vitreous specialist, his time and attention are devoted to providing medical and surgical retina care.

Dr. Mayfield is the perfect fit for WGECC’s commitment to provide the best multi-specialty eye care in the region. Of course, his popularity with patients is a big plus, but what really distinguishes Dr. Mayfield in his strategically skilled care. It matters who you see–so, if you need a retinal specialist, Dr. Mayfield is here for you!