Karen Wingartz Small, MD

Every Patient Is Unique

“Becoming an Ophthalmologist and a Uveitis Specialist has allowed me to practice medicine with my hands and my heart. Uveitis is more than just red, irritated eyes. The natural course of this disease is to recur and cause eye damage with each flare-up. It robs patients of their vision and is the 3rd leading cause of blindness worldwide. My time internationally has been a rewarding journey where I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many talented and passionate doctors. More importantly, I’ve had the privilege to learn from patients all over the world. No two patients are the same. Even having the same eye problem, every patient here in Franklin County brings their own experiences, their own goals for the future. Let’s talk about your eye condition at Eye & LASIK, and find a treatment path together that is customized only for you.”

 

Specialties:

Uveitis, Immunomodulatory and Steroid Therapy to Treat Systemic Diseases Affecting the Eye, Medical and Laser Glaucoma Treatments, Ocular Side Effect Monitoring of Systemic Drugs, Medical Retina for Macular Degeneration and Diabetes

Fellowship:

Uveitis and Ocular Immunology: Massachusetts Eye Research & Surgery Institution (MERSI) under C. Stephen Foster, Waltham, MA

Internal Medicine Internship & Ophthalmology Residency:

Louisiana State University/University Health, Shreveport, LA

MD:

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA

Undergraduate: 

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Additional Training:

Manual Small Incision (MSICS) Cataract Surgeon

Hospital Appointment:

Hua Zheng Tongren Eye Hospital Conglomerate – Director, Chinese- American Uveitis Institution, Changchun, China