Dr. Karen D. Sumers, MD

Dr. Karen D. Sumers, MD

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Ophthalmology | Female | 66 years old

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Care Philosophy

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.Read more

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Dr. Karen Sumers, a board certified ophthalmologist, is fully trained in all aspects of general ophthalmic care and surgery, and...Read more

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Dr. Sumers' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
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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.

Dr. Sumers' Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Sumers says...

Dr. Sumers is extensively trained in all aspects of cataract surgery, cornea disease management and surgery, and comprehensive ophthalmology.

Dr. Sumers says...

Dr. Sumers trained for many years in multiple areas of ophthalmology and remains on the cutting edge of surgical advances.  Our practice maintains the highest level of diagnostic technology as well as our own state of the art ambulatory surgery center.

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

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Blepharitis
  • Blind Hypertensive Eye
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Glaucoma
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Keratoconus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Pinguecula
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Stye
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Education

  • Medical School
    Washington Univ Sch Of Med

    Graduated in 1976

  • Internship Hospital
    Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center

    Completed in 1977

  • Residency Hospital
    Il Ee Infirm

    Completed in 1980

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Emory University Hospital

    Completed in 1981

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Pennsylvania

    Graduated in 1972

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery
  • Cornea & External Diseases

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Canthotomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Cornea Surgery
  • Cornea Transplant
  • Dry Macular Degeneration Management
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Excision or Destruction of Lesion of Cornea
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal from Eye
  • Iridotomy
  • Removal of Foreign Body from External Eye
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)