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I went to medical school at the University of Louisville, and was inducted into AOA Honor Medical Society as a Junior, and was President of the chapter my senior year. I interned at Parkland Hospital, Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, was a flight surgeon in the US Navy, then did my ophthalmology specialty training at the US Naval Hospital Philadelphia, Wills Eye Hospital, and the University of Pennsylvania. I am a Clinical Professor at Vanderbilt Eye Institute, and a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Louisville. I have taught at both institutions part time for many years, and have received multiple teaching awards from both residency programs. I go on international medical missions annually, mostly with Orbis International, the Flying Eye Hospital and have taught doctors surgical procedures in many developing countries, including China, India, Bangladesh, Lithuania and Peru.
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This content was provided by Dr. Downing "As an ophthalmologist, I strive to provide caring, state of the art eye services. We try very hard to maintain a schedule to minimize your waiting time. Sitting in a doctor's waiting room for more than a few minutes is a waste of your time, and from experience, I know it becomes frustrating very quickly. I specialize in cataract surgery, including laser assisted cataract surgery, treat conditions such as glaucoma and diabetic problems, and provide general eye care."
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Glaucoma Diabetic Eye Disease
Refractive Eye Disorders
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Visual Field Defects
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Clear Lens Surgery With Multifocal Implants
Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Intraocular Lens Implant Surgery
Laser Cataract Surgery
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Repair of Eye Laceration
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Undergraduate School | Graduated 1959
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1962
Parkland Memorial Hospital
Internship Hospital | Completed 1963
Residency Hospital | Completed 1969
Wills Eye Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1967
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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