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Dr. Sumers' bio
This content was provided by Dr. Sumers "Dr. Karen Sumers, a board certified ophthalmologist, is fully trained in all aspects of general ophthalmic care and surgery, and is recognized as a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of corneal and external eye disease, including severe dry eye syndrome. Dr. Sumers received her undergraduate degree in General Literature at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, graduating magna cum laude. She earned a medical degree from Washington University in St. Louis, followed by an internal medicine internship at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago. Dr. Sumers completed an ophthalmology residency at the prestigious University of Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary in Chicago, where she was awarded the Jack P. Cowen Outstanding Clinician prize. Following a fellowship in corneal and external eye disease at Emory University in Atlanta, Dr. Sumers went into private practice, becoming the first ophthalmologist in Atlanta to have a consultative corneal and external eye disease practice outside the university setting. Dr. Sumers is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the Cornea Society, and a past president of the Atlanta Ophthalmology Society. She has been an investigator for the Cornea Donor Study. As an Adjunct Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Emory, she has been volunteering her time teaching cataract surgery to residents at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center for over twenty years. In addition, following many years of service, Dr. Sumers received the Lifetime Volunteer Physician Award from EyeCare America, a program of the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which provides eye exams to seniors at no cost to them. She is a supporter of several local charitable organizations including the Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation and the Georgia Lions Lighthouse. Dr. Sumers currently sees patients at the Georgia Eye Partners' Northside location. When not working, she enjoys spending time with family, traveling, drawing, painting, photography, and golf."
This content was provided by Dr. Sumers "We are a group practice of ophthalmologists and optometrists dedicated to providing patients the highest quality medical and surgical specialty eye care to Metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Our services range from disease specific medical exams to complex specialty surgical care, and we accept a wide range of insurance plans."
Cornea & External Diseases
Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
Blind Hypertensive Eye
Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
Degenerative Disorders of Globe
Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Ectropion of Eyelid
Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
Progressive High Myopia
Retinal Vein Occlusion
Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration
Cataract Removal Surgery
Dry Macular Degeneration Management
Excision of Chalazion
Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
Foreign Body Removal from Eye
Ocular Surface Reconstruction
Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Georgia.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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University Of Pennsylvania
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1972
Washington Univ Sch Of Med
Medical School | Graduated 1976
Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
Il Ee Infirm
Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
Emory University Hospital
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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