Dr. Wendell Scott

Abbott Medical Optics

Mercy Springfield Communities has reached a new milestone by performing laser cataract surgery on its 10,000th patient.  The hospital says that makes local doctors the most proficient in laser cataract surgery in the nation.

Dr. Wendell Scott, an ophthalmologist at Mercy, says that “for us, it’s a matter of trying to bring the best technology to all our patients and treat everyone.”

A four-year-old Springfield girl has a new outlook on life after a successful cataract procedure at Mercy hospital. KSMU’s Scott Harvey has more on what officials are calling a milestone in pediatric care.

Alyssa Crain twists atop her father’s lap inside a fourth floor office of Mercy Springfield’s Surgery Center. She's bit bashful today, burying her face in dad’s chest, as he fields questions on her recently-completed surgery.

Erin Crain says his daughter’s diagnosis was shocking.