6900 International Center Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33912
860 111th Avenue North
Naples, FL 34108
Michael J. Collins, MD, FACS, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who completed advanced fellowship training in cornea, cataract and refractive surgery. This advanced training makes Dr. Collins uniquely qualified in Southwest Florida and allows him to provide superior visual results and enhance patients' quality of life. Dr. Collins has performed thousands of refractive and cataract surgery procedures at his Fort Myers and Naples offices and has been acknowledged nationally for his outstanding surgical skills. In recognition of his extensive experience and knowledge of ophthalmology, he has been chosen to be a reviewer for the medical journal Cornea as well as the Journal of Refractive Surgery. He is also regularly invited to speak at national and international ophthalmology conventions as an expert in the field. Since 2004, Dr. Collins has been recognized as one of America's Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumers' Research Council of America.
A cataract is a clouding of the eye's natural lens that occurs as we age. This cloudiness blocks and distorts light passing through the eye and thus impedes clear vision. Over time, the cataract will grow larger and cloud more of the lens. Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using only local intravenous (IV) sedation and topical anesthetic drops to numb the eye. Dr. Collins uses the very best and latest technology available. He creates a very small "self-sealing" incision and uses high-energy ultrasound waves (phacoemulsification) to break the cloudy cataract into small pieces, which are then removed from the eye by gentle suction. An intraocular lens (IOL) implant is then inserted into the eye to compensate for the removal of the eye's natural lens. Depending on your desired outcomes and the health of your eyes, Collins Vision offers several different types of IOLs, including Crystalens and ReSTOR. Crystalens is an accommodating lens that gently moves with the eye's muscles to improve the patient's ability to change focus from near to distant objects, while ReSTOR lenses improve nearsightedness and age-related farsightedness (presbyopia).
Collins Vision uses the Bausch & Lomb Victus Femtosecond Laser Platform to assist in performing custom laser cataract surgery. Custom laser cataract surgery, as opposed to traditional cataract surgery with a blade, represents one of the great surgical advancements of our time, and the Victus has been named the new benchmark for safety and precision. Although the skill, experience and proficiency of the cataract surgeon is still the predominant factor in achieving the best results, the precision of the Victus allows Dr. Collins to perform repeatable and reliable cataract surgery with accuracy to 1/1000th of a millimeter. This level of perfection combined with premium lifestyle lens implants allow those with cataracts to look forward to decreased dependency on glasses.
In addition to advanced cataract surgery, Dr. Collins offers LASIK and a range of corneal surgeries, as well as dry eye treatment, comprehensive eye care, Botox injections and Latisse.Email the Surgeon
Michael J. Collins, MD, FACS, completed an undergraduate degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and a medical degree at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, where he received the Student Research Training Program Award. Following medical school, he completed an internship at the University of Virginia Carilion Health System in Roanoke, an ophthalmology residency at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, and a cornea and refractive surgery fellowship at Durrie Vision under the tutelage of Daniel S. Durrie, MD, in Kansas City, Kan. Dr. Collins is the author of numerous published journal articles and is frequently requested to lecture at ophthalmology conventions around the world. In addition, he has served as a clinical investigator for a number of Food and Drug Administration clinical trials. Dr. Collins served as Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery at Eye Physicians and Surgeons of Florida in Fort Myers and Naples before becoming Medical Director and President of Collins Vision. He is a member of the International Society of Refractive Surgery, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, the Florida Society of Ophthalmology, the Lee County Medical Society and the Collier County Medical Society.
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