Welcome to the Department of Ophthalmology. Our department provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art management of all disorders of the eye, eyelids, and orbit. We deliver the highest level of medical and surgical treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, all retinal disorders including diabetes, ocular tumors, pediatric eye disease, ocular muscle disease, and neuro-ophthalmology. Additionally, we provide a full range of oculoplastic treatments and services, as well as, refractive surgery.
Our department also offers a three year ACGME accredited Ophthalmology Residency training program. This program trains residents in diverse academic and clinical settings and provides care at Ochsner LSU Health and Overton Brooks V.A. Medical Center in Shreveport, La, as well as, Ochsner LSU Health in Monroe, LA. Our surgical training rivals the top programs and graduates typically far exceed the national average in surgical volume.
In addition to providing broad general comprehensive ophthalmologic care, our department also provides consultative services to referring physicians covering the following subspecialities: Cornea and external disease, Glaucoma, Neuro-ophthalmology, Retina and vitreal disorders, Ophthalmic plastics, Orbital disease and Pediatric ophthalmology.
Our faculty and residents service 2 clinics that are located at LSU Health Shreveport and Ochsner.
Location: 1420 Kings Highway (Directly across from LSU Health Shreveport)
We welcome walk-ins and urgent patients. Ophthalmology residents work with attending physicians in this clinic according to a weekly schedule organized by specialty. For example, Monday is retina day and Thursday is glaucoma day. Each first year resident has his or her own lane in this clinic. First year residents rotate screening walk-in patients.
Location: Ambulatory Care Center
This Outpatient Clinic serves as various clinics such as Pediatrics, OB-GYN, General Surgery, and Orthopaedics. Ophthalmology residents mostly work in this clinic during their second year in close association with staff physicians. The second year rotations are organized such that the residents have one on one interaction with the Ophthalmology staff in the attendings’ own private clinics. Third year residents split their time evenly between the operating room, the General clinic, and the Specialty clinic.
All patients should bring:
- Picture ID
- Referral Card
- Copay or deposit prior to service may be required
- Insurance information
- Proof of LA residency
Also, for our diabetic patients:
- Take your medicine
- Eat a good meal
- Bring a snack
Kendra Ladell, BA
Phone: (318) 675-5010
Phone (318) 626-4107