Providing state-of-the-art technology and personal care to patients locally
By Michelle Martin
Milan Eye Center is led by Dr. Milan Patel; Vishal Patel, O.D., who specializes in glaucoma, diabetic eye conditions and Lasik consultations; Kiran Sajja, M.D., oculoplastics surgeon; and Anjum Cheema, M.D., glaucoma and cataract surgeon. Some of the more common conditions treated at Milan Eye Center include cataracts, glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and dry eye. According to Dr. Milan Patel, Milan Eye Center is regarded by patients and eye surgeons as a leader in cataract care. "Cataract surgery by far and away is our specialty. The doctors at Milan Eye Center have performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries combined," he says. Cataracts affect approximately 60 percent of people age 60 and older, yet, Dr. Patel says, most people don't understand what a cataract is. "The common misconception is that a cataract is a growth on the eye that affects vision, but actually it is a condition, commonly caused by aging, that clouds the lens of the eye and produces a yellow-brown discoloration that creates a halo effect around objects." Patients with cataracts often experience difficulty in driving, reading, recognizing faces, distinguishing color contrasts, and coping with glare from bright lights. Cataracts can slowly lead to slowly progressive vision loss if left untreated.
As a leader in cataract care, Milan Eye Center stays current on the latest advancements in treatment and procedure. Dr. Patel notes that Milan Eye Center was the first practice in the entire country to use the Femto blade-free technology designed by Zeimer Ophthalmic Systems for cataract surgery. The Femto LDV Z6 laser offers a customized alternative with more accuracy in terms of depth of incisions and the architectural design of each incision versus traditional cataract surgery. The laser technology can be programmed to perform precise custom incisions, which are planned by surgeons based off on topographic scans of individual patients. "Milan Eye Center is proud to be the first to bring this groundbreaking technology to our patients. Surgeons from across the nation come to Milan Eye Center to learn how to use the Femto LDV Z6 laser," he says. "This new technology allows us to offer patients a range of procedure options designed to try and maximize safety and meet their individual needs. We want Milan Eye Center to be the best eye care center in the state, and that includes offering state-of-the-art technologies like laser cataract surgery to better serve our patients."
Milan Eye Center also offers "live streaming" and digital recording of cataract surgeries so that family members can watch patients' surgery as it happens and patients can watch and share the recording afterward. "This service is reassuring to patients and their family because it demonstrates our confidence in our expertise and safety. It takes our quality of care to the next level for all to see firsthand," says Dr. Patel.
Prior to surgery or other recommended treatment, Milan Eye Center offers a variety of tools and resources to give patients a better understanding of cataracts and other eye conditions. Many diagnostic procedures using an optical camera can be viewed by patients on a second monitor, so that doctors can point out and explain what they find and how the problem can best be treated. Diagnostic images are uploaded to a central file-sharing program so that doctors can access them from any location. Also, Milan Eye Center designed the MyLaserCataractProcedure.com website as an informative resource for cataract patients. The website gives an overview of cataracts and treatment options, as well as videos explaining what to expect before, during and after laser cataract surgery. Milan Eye Center also developed the new Easy Drops app, available (on Apple and coming soon to Android devices) for free to patients. As Dr. Patel explains, the Easy Drops app makes it easier for patients to manage their course of drop therapy. "Some procedures call for several different kinds of drops during different times of the day; it can be confusing trying to keep track of them all," he says. "We tried to look at it from our patients' perspective and design an app that would make it easier for them." Patients simply enter their procedure date for an outline of their daily prescribed eye-drop regimen. The app makes it possible for patients and doctors alike to monitor compliance to ensure patients' eye health before and after treatment. It also includes informative videos, office information and an option to email the doctors. Dr. Patel says eye doctors anywhere can subscribe to the Easy Drops app service and customize it to their practice and patients.
Milan Eye Center is affiliated with and provides on-call emergency care at Northside Hospital in Canton and Forsyth, as well as Emory Johns Creek Hospital. "Being affiliated with such reputable hospital networks makes it easy for us to do what we do. We are glad that we can offer on-call support and local convenience to their patients, as well as our own. The entire staff at Milan Eye Center works together to provide personal care with a positive attitude for a seamless patient experience, from beginning to end. We hope that our personal approach to patient care, combined with our highly trained doctors and state-of-the-art technology, leaves patients of Milan Eye Center feeling they have received the best care of any doctors in any specialty anywhere."
- Cataract Surgery
- Bladeless Cataract Surgery
- Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
- Corneal Transplant Surgery
- Glaucoma Laser Treatment
- Pterygium Excision Surgery
- LASIK "Refractive" Eye Surgery
- Narrow Angle Glaucoma
- IOL Self-Evaluation Test
- Easy Drops App
Milan Eye Center
201 Kimberly Way, Canton
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Most Insurances Accepted