Dr. Ellen Schneider, MD

Dr. Ellen Schneider, MD

Ophthalmology  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Ellen Schneider, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Slidell, LA and has been practicing for 27 years. She graduated from Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans in 1986 and specializes in ophthalmology and cataract surgery.Read her story

985 Robert Blvd Ste 105

Slidell, LA 70458

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 99% of peers
Eyelid Disorders
more than 80% of peers
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Schneider's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Schneider "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."
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2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

64  Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Astigmatism
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • 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
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Eye Disease
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Growth
  • Eyelid Spasm
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • 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
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Stye
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
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16  Procedures

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Contact Lens Fitting Services
  • Eye Examination
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid 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

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Baylor University
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Louisiana State University / School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Schneider has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Schneider's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Schneider to family and friends
39 total reviews (23 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (39)

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Dr. Schneider's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (23)

Dr. Schneider is amazing—She truly cares about her patients & goes the extra mile to ensure that her diagnosis is 100% accurate & treatment plan is comfortable & successful. I drive 35 miles to see her & it is more than worth every single one of them. Cannot recommend her highly enough!!!
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I have being a patient for normal vision care for more than 10 years and have had nothing but confidence. Recently I had cataract removal with advance lenses which ultimately eliminate 98% of my vision problems. The main thing though is that Dr. Schneider procedures are extremely cautious which...more
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She is friendly and welcoming, very thorough, addresses all concerns and makes you feel like you are important.
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Great experience. Dr Schneider is an A plus surgeon with a professional caring staff. Had cataract surgery on both eyes at different times of course. Truly one of the most pleasant experiences I could have had. It was painless with great results. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone.
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Dr. Schneider while doing a routine eye exam found a serious problem with my right eye and referred me to an other specialized eye surgeon that after his surgery I have been allowed to retain my vision in both eyes. Have great respect for her recognizing her talents did not cover my problem and...more
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