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 the Academic Medical Center at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport and Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center in Shreveport, La, as well as, the Monroe Medical Center at 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.

General Clinic
Location: 1420 Kings Highway (Directly across from LSU Health Shreveport)
(318) 626-0717
(318) 626-0718
(318) 626-0719

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.

Specialty Clinic
Location: Ambulatory Care Center, 1541 Kings Highway
(318) 626-0338
(318) 626-0325

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

Office Contacts

General Questions
Kendra Ladell, BA
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (318) 675-5010
Email: kladel@lsuhsc.edu 

Residency Questions
Laura Mims
Residency Coordinator
Phone: (318) 626-4107
Email: lmims@lsuhsc.edu

Laser Technology

Laser usage in eye treatment

Our clinics are equipped with Heidelberg Spectralis ocular coherence tomography machines, fundus cameras with fluorescein angiography capability, argon lasers, YAG lasers, SLT lasers, diode lasers, and Humphrey visual field machines. Both clinics also have a dedicated minor procedure room. In addition, the Specialty clinic has a Pascal laser while the General clinic has a Diagnosys electroretinogram. Both clinics have several registered ophthalmic technicians as well as registered nurses who assist in working up patients and performing ancillary testing.

Doctor examines patient's eyes.


Laser device supports opthalmologist in treatment and diagnosis.


Consultation with patient for eye treatments.


Ophthalmology Residency