Dr. Ellen Schneider, MD

Dr. Ellen Schneider, MD

Ophthalmology | Female | 56 years old

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Ellen Schneider, MD is a board certified Ophthalmologist and native New Orleanian who has over 25 years of experience in...Read more

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in New Orleans, LA |
Outstanding surgeon, who is precise, who listens, and who does not make the patient feel rushed. I had been nervous in advance, and she dispelled my nervousness with her calmness and competence. The outcome was amazing, and exactly as she had stated. Even though she had explained to me what and how I would be able to see after each of two procedures, I was still surprised and very happy. I now see better than I can ever remember.Her staff was also great, and made scheduling/follow up very easy
in Pearl River, La. |
Would recommend Dr. Schneider to friends. Experience was very good. Appointment was very much on time. Brought me in right on time if not a little before time.
Slidell, LA |
Very cheerful and helpful staff, and Dr. Schneider so knowledgeable and sweet... Great doctor and staff is always nice and positive. One of the best run practice I've experienced.
in Metairie, LA |
I have been knowing Dr. Schneider for many years and she is always very upbeat and caring. She is also very knowledgeable. When she recommended cataract surgery I was hesitant, as I always am with surgeries. I have been wearing glasses since first grade and my distance sight was almost non-existent. While I am having to wear reading glasses, my distance sight is almost perfect. I am very pleased with the whole experience.
The gift of sight is a precious one which is most noticeable when one's glasses change dramatically such as the need for thick glasses all your life to not needing glasses at all to see 20/20 at a distance. I am equally thrilled for you. Thank you for the review.
Metairie, LA |
I felt like Dr. Schneider rushed my examination. She also didn't explain the outcome well. When I questioned her about it....she seemed aggravated. I tried to access the portal so that I could message her and get further details, but it won't let me in.
I am sorry your experience in our office was not up to par. I would love the opportunity to answer any unanswered questions. Please call the office to allow us the opportunity to do so... Dr. Ellen Schneider
in Metairie, LA |
I love coming to this office, the staff is great. The professionalism is above standard. I appreciate that the wait is not very long. The explanations from Dr Schneider are excellent. I feel I am in very competent hands.
Everyone in our office looks forward to your visits-you are a pleasure to work with!
Bridgeport, TX |
Dr Schneider did cataract surgery in both of my eyes and it's unbelievable how vivid my vision is now. It's like my eyes are in Hi-Def. Dr Schneider and her staff went over and beyond before during and after my surgery. I highly recommend her as she is an excellent eye surgeon.
Thrilled to hear how pleased you are after cataract surgery!
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Ellen Schneider, MD is a board certified Ophthalmologist and native New Orleanian who has over 25 years of experience in medical and surgical eye care. She graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans.

After a year of Internal Medicine at Baylor University in Dallas, Texas she returned home to New Orleans for her Ophthalmology residency at The LSU Eye Center. From her undergraduate years to medical school, residency and into private practice many prestigious honors and awards have been bestowed upon her.

Dr. Schneider was involved in the original BOTOX FDA clinical trials in 1987 and is one of the first doctors in the Greater New Orleans area to use BOTOX for cosmetic uses and for blepharospasm. Her surgical expertise is in refractive cataract surgery. Thousands of her patients not only see clearly after cataract surgery; they do so without glasses.

Dr. Schneider was the first eye surgeon in St. Tammany Parish and one of the first in Jefferson Parish to perform laser cataract surgery. She is a member of many professional medical societies, has served as Chairperson of the Ophthalmology Department at East Jefferson Hospital, Chairperson of charitable fundraisers, has co-authored publications of clinical research, and is involved in clinical research. Dr. Schneider enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and three children.

Dr. Schneider's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Surgery Complications
  • Chalazion
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Trauma
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Headache
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage


  • Medical School
    Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans

    Graduated in 1986

  • Internship Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1987

  • Residency Hospital
    Lsu Eye Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Undergraduate School

    Graduated in 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Glaucoma

Procedures Performed

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Glaucoma Treatment
  • Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Refractive Surgery
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • YAG Laser Capsulotomy