Cataracts develop over time, causing blurry or foggy vision and disrupting your ability to see clearly. If you are over the age of 55, struggling with low-light and night vision and have trouble reading or watching television, it may be time to consider cataract surgery. There are a number of factors to consider before the procedure, and our eye doctors and ophthalmologists will work with you to find the best possible solution to fit your needs. Our staff has extensive history providing patients the Shreveport and Coushatta areas with cataract treatment and surgical procedures. Learn about cataracts, intraocular lenses (IOLs) and more from our specialists today!
Learn more about LASIK eye surgery, PRK, and other laser eye surgery procedures our ophthalmologists and eye doctors offer in the Shreveport and Coushatta areas. Our diverse laser eye surgery procedures include a variety of alternatives for patients who may not be optimal candidates for specific surgeries. Combining long-standing experience and expertise with the latest state-of-the-art technology available allows us to ensure the best results. Our staff addresses each of our patients’ needs on an individual level, assuring the perfect response to your unique eye care needs. Learn more online, or visit us in person to discuss the various laser eye surgery options available.
The latest advancement in laser eye surgery, SMILE is an alternative procedure to LASIK and takes under 30 minutes to perform. SMILE is a bladeless procedure and is an ideal procedure for patients who are not ideal candidates for the other surgeries our ophthalmologists and eye doctors perform. This procedure was designed primarily to improve the eyesight of patients with existing vision problems and nearsightedness such as myopia or astigmatism. Learn more about the procedure, and the advanced technology used to perform the surgery, from the staff at Willis Knighton Eye Institute. Serving patients in the greater Shreveport and Coushatta areas - visit us online or in-person today!
A native of Shreveport, eye doctor Christopher Shelby, M.D. graduated from Texas A&M University before returning to Louisiana to earn his medical degree at the LSU School of Medicine. Completing both an internship and residency at LSU, Dr. Shelby fell in love with the technology-driven field of ophthalmology, continuing to research and learn about the latest technology available in the industry. Dr. Shelby was the first ophthalmologist in Louisiana to perform the innovative SMILE® eye surgery procedure, as well as utilizing the latest Panoptix intraocular lens for cataract treatment. Dr. Shelby continues to lead the laser cataract surgery industry with his extensive knowledge and expertise.
Eye Doctor Wyche Coleman, III, M.D. joined the team at Willis-Knighton after graduating from the LSU Health and Science Center with a medical degree in ophthalmology. Born and raised in Coushatta, Dr. Coleman has remained devoted to his rural roots and continues to visit his hometown regularly for both clinic and family visits. Following in his father’s footsteps, Dr. Coleman fell in love with the field of ophthalmology and a patient-focused style of care. One of the first ophthalmologists to perform SMILE eye surgery in Lousiana, Dr. Coleman continues to research and study state-of-the-art developments in the field, including the latest Panoptix IOL available to patients with cataracts.