School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology




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Jayne S. Weiss, M.D.

Chair of LSU Department of Ophthalmology
Chief Medical Officer, LSU HealthCare Network

Director LSU Eye Center of Excellence
Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs LSU School of Medicine
Herbert E. Kaufman MD Endowed Chair of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Pathology and Pharmacology


Welcome to the LSU Eye Center of Excellence in New Orleans, LA. The LSU Eye Center is a comprehensive ophthalmic medical center, recognized as a world leader in patient care, in medical education, and in research to preserve and restore vision. Since 1978, our physician-investigators and scientists have actively searched for causes, preventive measures, and most effective treatments for diseases and disorders of the eye. Our faculty are known for pioneering work in laser vision correction, cataract and other refractive surgeries, viral and bacterial eye disease, corneal transplantation and cornea preservation, ophthalmic plastic and reconstructive surgery, neuro-ophthalmology, glaucoma, wound healing, drug delivery, contact lenses, diabetic eye disease, macular degeneration, retinitis pigmentosa and other retinal diseases and degenerations.

The LSU Eye Center has earned national and international recognition for its comprehensive programs in patient care, research in the vision sciences, ophthalmology education and outreach to the community. We are particularly proud of the physicians, scientists, and technicians whom we have trained who are now leaders in the local community, the state of Louisiana and the world at large. This ACGME-accredited residency program ensures enriched academic and clinical experiences for the brightest and most highly motivated ophthalmologists in training.

The faculty and staff at the LSU Eye Center embrace the challenge to continue to foster innovative and groundbreaking advances in research, clinical care, and education necessary to diagnose and treat blinding eye diseases. I invite you to explore our growing website for information on patient services, eye disease and surgery, our faculty, vision research, and educational and training programs.