Jayne Weiss, MD
Head of the Department
The Dept. of Ophthalmology and the LSU Eye Center conduct patient care, teaching and research across the entire spectrum of ophthalmic diseases and subspecialties. An introductory clinical course with didactic, workshop and clinical experience is conducted for all medical students during the first two weeks of the third year.
Elective research experiences are arranged on a customized basis during any year. Four week block clinical elective rotations are available in the fourth year. The department’s clinical programs include cataract, cornea and refractive surgery, glaucoma, medical and surgical retina, pediatric ophthalmology, neuro-ophthalmology and ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery. The LSU / Ochsner Ophthalmology Residency Training Program has clinical rotations at multiple locations and interacts with the medical students’ clinical experience. The research arm of the Dept. of Ophthalmology has major clinical and laboratory research programs in cornea, glaucoma, retina, imaging and information technology programs, virology, pharmacology, immunology, polymer chemistry and other disciplines related to the eye and vision.
The experience of students is enhanced by collaborations with the Louisiana Lions Eye Foundation and other organizations that support our educational efforts.