School of Medicine

Department of Ophthalmology

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The Ophthalmology Interest Group (OIG) at LSU HSC New Orleans seeks to serve as a resource for medical students interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology. Goals of the OIG are to:

  • Stimulate medical students' interest in the field of Ophthalmology
  • Facilitate research opportunities in Ophthalmology for LSU medical students
  • Provideing guidance and insight to students interested in pursuing a career in Ophthalmology
  • To provide students with advice on how to accomplish their goal of becoming an Ophthalmologist



Current LSU OIG Officers

President: Elizabeth Bozner

Vice President: Nicole Sigda

Secretary: Ellen Ingram

Treasurer: Hayden Guidry 



"The practice of ophthalmology can be one of the most satisfying medical professions. This is due in large part to the broad scope of ophthalmic practice, which includes medicine and surgery, treatment of pediatric and adult patients and provision of primary care as well as highly specialized treatment. Also, because of the nature and wide prevalence of eye problems, the patient's relationship with an ophthalmologist continues over many years, often throughout the patient's life.

As a result of a number of scientific and technological advances, ophthalmology offers possibilities for diagnostic and therapeutic precision that are unavailable in many other medical and surgical specialties. These advances have resulted in the development of a number of subspecialties, and provide the ophthalmologist with a wide range of clinical and research opportunities."

-Copyright American Academy of Ophthalmology