Our Surgery Center
 

With the recent addition of The Eye Surgery Center, Eye Center of St Augustine is proud to offer "total eye care under one roof." We now provide our patients with a level of convenience and comfort not found anywhere else, as we are the only Eye Center in the St. Augustine area with an outpatient surgery center on-site. Our friendly staff is dedicated to quality patient care and satisfaction. 

We know you will find The Eye Surgery Center of St Augustine both more convenient and much less expensive than having your eye surgery in a hospital setting. 

Procedures such as Cataract with Intraocular Lens Implantation, Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Laser Surgery, as well as other eye surgeries can be performed on an outpatient basis right here in our beautiful, state of the art Eye Surgery Center. The typical stay in our outpatient surgery center is between 1 and 3 hours.

The physicians and staff of The Eye Surgery Center have many years of experience in ophthalmic surgery and their goal is to make your surgical experience a positive one. 

The Eye Center of St. Augustine is accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC).  As an accredited organization, Eye Center of St. Augustine has passed a series nationally recognized standards for the provision of quality health care, as set by the AAAHC.

Financing options are available through Care Credit. Please ask us for more information about this option if you feel it may benefit you.

 
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Services

Cataracts

A cataract is a change in clarity or a "clouding" of the lens in your eye. Your crystalline lens, which is made mostly of protein and water, can become clouded enough to prevent light and images from reaching the retina. A cataract can be the reason sharp images become blurred or seeing at night becomes increasingly difficult. More than half of all Americans age 65 and older have a cataract.

Laser Surgery

The physicians at the Eye Center of St. Augustine use laser surgery as a means to treat eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, glaucoma, retinal tears, or retinal vein occlusions, as well as a treatment for secondary cataract. Imagine waking up in the morning and being able to see your alarm clock clearly without glasses or contact lenses. With Refractive Surgery you can turn your imagination into reality.

Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery

This procedure was created to treat eyelid conditions, the most common of which are ptosis (upper eyelid drooping) and dermatocholasis (excess eyelid skin), and can be performed on an outpatient basis here in the Eye Surgery Center of St. Augustine.  These procedures not only enhance a patient’s cosmetic appearance, but also help restore visual function as well.

Dr. Paul Hund and Dr. Todd Thompson, both Board Certified Ophthalmologists, have extensive training and experience in treating many eyelid conditions.





Bios

 
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Paul W. Hund, III, M.D.

Dr. Hund began practicing at the Eye Center of St Augustine in 1995. He has performed over 9,000 cataract procedures, over 4,000 laser procedures and more than 3,000 eyelid procedures. Dr. Hund enjoys golf, fishing, and boating in addition to spending time with his wife and two daughters.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - Clemson University, B.S. Microbiology
  • Medical Degree - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Internship - Greenville Memorial Hospital, Greenville, South Carolina
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Medical University of South Carolina
  • Storm Eye Institute Chief Resident 1994-1995

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Medical Association
  • Florida Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Flagler County Medical Society
  • The Lion's Club
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Todd P. Thompson, M.D.

Dr. Thompson joined the Eye Center of St Augustine in July 2002. He has performed over 8,000 cataract procedures, over 2,000 laser procedures and more than 1,000 eyelid procedures. Dr. Thompson is married and has three sons. He enjoys tennis, golf, and spending time with his family.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - Georgia Institute of Technology; Bachelor of Electrical Engineering
  • Medical Degree, Medical College of Georgia - Medical School Class Vice-President, 1993-1997
  • Internship in Internal Medicine - University of Florida Medical Center
  • Residency in Ophthalmology - Medical College of Georgia

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • St. Johns County Medical Society
  • Flagler County Medical Society
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
 
 
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Russell W. Nelligan, M.D.

Dr. Nelligan joined the Eye Center of St. Augustine in 2011 and is a fellowship-trained cornea specialist. His scope of practice includes both general eye care and cornea/anterior segment. Dr. Nelligan performs surgical procedures such as bladeless laser cataract surgery, DSEK corneal transplants, pterygium removal, and laser glaucoma surgery. He is married with five shared children and enjoys the beach, boating, music, and playing the bass guitar.

EDUCATION
  • Undergraduate Degree - University of Florida, Bachelor of Science, Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Medical Degree - University of Florida
  • Internship - Louisiana State University
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Louisiana State University Dept. of Ophthalmology
  • Corneal Fellowship- University of Texas-Southwestern

CERTIFICATION
  • Board Certified American Board of Ophthalmology

ASSOCIATIONS
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons

Megan N. Scott, M.D.

Dr. Scott joined the Eye Center in 2017. Her scope of practice includes comprehensive examinations - including diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma, uveitis, and dry eyes- both laser and non-laser assisted cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, ophthalmic laser treatments, and minor eyelid procedures. Dr. Scott enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, fishing, boating, spending time with her dog Charlie and live music.

Education
  • Undergraduate Degree - University of Texas, Austin
  • Medical Degree - Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta
  • Internship - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Chattanooga
  • Ophthalmology Residency - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston

Certification
  • Board Eligible in 2018
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Associations
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Women in Ophthamology
  • Texas Ophthalmological Association
  • American Medical Association