White-Wilson Medical Center

Your vision is your most precious sense. The White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is here to help preserve and enhance your vision over the course of your life.

What is an ophthalmologist?

Ophthalmologists, optometrists and opticians all play an important role in providing eye care, while their training and expertise are quite different. Often times, patients are confused about the difference between these three eye care professionals.

An ophthalmologist has the highest level of training and is a medical (or osteopathic) doctor that specializes in eye care. As a medical doctor, an ophthalmologist is qualified to diagnose and treat various eye diseases and vision disorders, perform eye surgeries, and prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct vision problems. An optometrist is a health care professional that provides vision care including eye exams and vision testing. An optometrist has a doctor of optometry and is not a medical doctor, like an ophthalmologist is. They are licensed to practice optometry and can prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct vision problems; they can detect certain eye abnormalities and prescribe medications for certain eye diseases. An optician is a technician trained to assist you with eyeglass lenses and frames, contacts and other vision correction aids. An optician fulfills the prescriptions written by an ophthalmologist or optometrist, but is not permitted to diagnose and treat your vision or eye disorders.

About Our Ophthalmology Clinic:

Located in Fort Walton Beach, the new White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is a general adult ophthalmology practice with a focus on cataract removal, glaucoma treatment, macular degeneration and dry eye management.

Our board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Andrew Mohammed, is fellowship trained in glaucoma, and specializes in the following:

  • Comprehensive eye and vision care
  • General ophthalmology
  • Cataract treatment and surgery
  • Lens implants including standard lenses, toric lenses and multi-focal lenses
  • Glaucoma lasers
  • Glaucoma medical management
  • Micro-invasive Glaucoma Surgery (MIGS)
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Presbyopia
  • Dry Eye
  • Astigmatism

The new White-Wilson Eye Clinic is located in Fort Walton Beach and provides vision care across the region, including Crestview, DeFuniak Springs, Destin, Navarre, Niceville, Sandestin and the surrounding areas. Additionally, White-Wilson provides in-house laboratory and imagining services that make it easy for ophthalmology patients to get additional testing that may be required. The White-Wilson Center for Imaging provides diagnostic imaging services at our Fort Walton Beach Clinic—including CT, MRI, ultrasound and X-ray.

About Dr. Mohammed:

White-Wilson ophthalmologist, Dr. Andrew Mohammed, is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and completed his fellowship training in glaucoma at the University of Pennsylvania's Scheie Eye Institute. He has been practicing as a board-certified ophthalmologist since 2003.

The focus of Dr. Mohammed's ophthalmology practice is on cataract surgery. Dr. Mohammed employs the latest surgical techniques including topical anesthesia (no injection) and small incision sizes (no stitches) for virtually all of his cataract cases. Additionally, he has extensive experience using toric lens implants for the correction of astigmatism, which is blurred vision caused by irregularity of the front of the eye. He also has extensive experience with multi-focal lens implants for the correction of presbyopia, which is blurred near vision due to the loss of the ability to focus with age. Dr. Mohammed performs cataract surgery at the Emerald Coast Surgery Center, where he has access to the Alcon Centurion—the most advanced cataract surgical device used in medicine today.

Another integral part of his practice is the management of glaucoma, which is a diverse family of conditions rather than a single disease, using medical and laser modalities. Recent technological advances in the treatment of glaucoma allow a wide variety of new procedures and elegant, tiny, implantable devices that fall under the collective term MIGS, or microinvasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Mohammed is the only glaucoma fellowship trained eye doctor providing the latest minimally invasive surgical MIGS techniques in the Greater Fort Walton Beach area. The recent technological developments in glaucoma treatment have revolutionized the surgical management of glaucoma and have the potential to improve patient safety, require less postoperative medications, fewer postoperative visits and reduced recovery time.

White-Wilson ophthalmologist, Dr. Andrew Mohammed, believes that eye surgery should not be a one-size-fits-all procedure. He is committed to personalizing the procedure for each patient and optimizing technological advances to maximize surgical outcomes for his patients and improve function and quality of life.

Our Approach to Care:

White-Wilson is home to the community's largest team of physicians in over 20 different medical specialties. As part of a multi-specialty physician group, ophthalmologist, Dr. Andrew Mohammed, collaborates with other White-Wilson physicians to provide his patient's comprehensive care.

Our Commitment to You:

The White-Wilson Ophthalmology Clinic is committed to comprehensive, efficient and compassionate eye care. Board-certified ophthalmologist, Dr. Andrew Mohammed, is committed to the latest training and minimally invasive techniques. Dr. Mohammed believes that your vision is the most important sense you have. He is committed to working with his patients to engage them in their health care and help preserve and enhance the precious gift of vision.

Our Ophthalmology Specialist

Andrew Mohammed, M.D.
Fort Walton Beach

Ophthalmology Clinic
1106 Hospital Road
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

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