Ira B. Fuller, M.D.

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology 

Former Director, Retina Service
Eark K. Long Hospital and Clinic
Baton Rouge, LA
Contact: 225-578-5816

Former Director, Surgical Retinal Fellowship

Academic Office:

LSU Eye Center
533 Bolivar Street/CSRB 459
New Orleans, LA 70112


University of Arkansas Little Rock
B.S. degree

University of Arkansas Little Rock
M.D. (combined program)



University of Tennessee Memphis
Residency in Ophthalmology

Kurt Gitter, MD Retinal Research Laboratory
Touro Infirmary, New Orleans
Retina Fellowship

Wills Eye Hospital
Philadelphia, PA
Retina Fellowship

LSUHSC, New Orleans
Department of Ophthalmology
Associate Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology

Clinical Interests

Diseases and surgery of the retina and vitreous

Teaching Activities

Former Director, Retina Fellowship Program

Committees & Administrative Responsibilities

  • Site Director Resident Eye Clinic EKL 1991-2006
  • Site Director Charity Eye Clinic 2003-2006
  • Site Director Eye Clinic Lallie Kemp 2005-2006
  • Residency program director LSU Ophthalmology 2003-2006
  • Vitreoretinal fellowship program director 2003-2011
  • Resident Selection Committee 2003-2011
  • Fellowship Selection Committee 2003-2011
  • Chief of Ophthalmology Service EKL 1991-2006
  • School of Medicine Program Directors Committee 2003-2006

Selected Publications

Hiatt RL, Fuller IB, Smith L, Swartz J, Risser C: Systemically administered anticholinergic drugs and intraocular pressure. Arch Ophthalmology 84:735-740, 1970.

Fuller B, Gitter KA: Traumatic choroidal rupture with late serous detachment of macula. Report of successful argon laser treatment. Arch Ophthalmol 89:354-355, 1973.

Fuller B: Melanocytic tumors of the eye. Cancer Quarterly 1, 1987.

Maguluri S, Bueno CL, Fuller IB, Eagle RC Jr, Spell DW: Delayed suprachoroidal hemorrhage and factor VIII deficiency. Am J Ophthalmol 139:195-197, 2005.

Additional Info


1995  Selected as outstanding faculty member by residents
2003-10  Invited speaker at resident graduation
1967  Naval Commendation Medal
1967  Service in Vietnam Medal


1995-2008 American College of Surgeons Membership Committee


1973  Diplomate, American Board of Ophthalmology