Dr. Katherine Ochsner, MD

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Ochsner Eye 700 Military Cutoff Rd Ste 202 Wilmington, NC 28405 Get Directions
Dr. Katherine Ochsner, MD
Katherine I. Ochsner, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and experienced cataract surgeon. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School and her general ophthalmology training from the University of Louisville. She went on to study medical ethics and pursue subspecialty training in glaucoma at the University of Texas. On completing her Glaucoma fellowship, Dr. Ochsner joined the faculty at the University of Texas, where she served as Director of Glaucoma Services and Fellowship training for nearly 10 years. While a part of the University, Dr. Ochsner was able to travel internationally to learn new procedures and teach others. Her mentors and former students provide her a constant flow of ideas and information as well as resources for challenging patients and procedures. She is a fellow diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society. Dr. Ochsner moved to Wilmington in 2000 and opened Ochsner Eye in 2014. She is an active member of our community and continues to add to her extensive subspecialty experience by participating in national educational programs and clinical research. Dr. Ochsner continues to introduce the newest medical, laser and surgical procedures to the region. Dr. Ochsner was the first surgeon in Wilmington to combine minimally invasive glaucoma procedures, iStent and Trabectome, with cataract surgery. She was also the first in Wilmington to use the Express MiniShunt in conventional glaucoma filtration surgery.

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Dr. Ochsner's Care Philosophy

Ochsner Eye is dedicated solely to the medical and surgical management of the various forms of primary and secondary glaucoma and cataracts. We bring to the community a unique skill set and focus since Dr. Ochsner is the area's only experienced cataract surgeon who is fellowship trained in glaucoma. We take great pride in providing compassionate and ethical medical care and will formulate an individualized treatment strategy that can often times be implemented by your primary eye care provider (Ophthalmologist or Optometrist) locally. In the event surgical or laser treatment is needed, Dr. Ochsner is skilled in glaucoma laser surgery techniques and incisional surgery. As well as the newest surgical techniques in the surgical management of cataracts such as laser-assisted (Lensx) cataract surgery, implantation of astigmatism correcting and of various 'life-style optimizing' intraocular lenses. Once stable after surgery, your care can continue with your primary eye care provider.

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Dr. Ochsner's Performance
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    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
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    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Wilmington, NC |
You don't often find an eye specialist like Dr O, but I found her. Appointments run late at times. But remember, you are getting the BEST in S. E. N. C.
in Raleigh, NC |
Dr. Oschner is the best doctor I have seen for my glaucoma and cataract surgeries. I have moved to Raleigh and yesterday went to my first checkup with a Duke Medicine cataract specialist. She was in awe of the care I have received from Dr. Oschner in improving my glaucoma. The Duke doctor called in other doctors there in her group, to take a look at my eyes. They were also talking about how the laser treatments I previously had from Dr. Oscher were accomplished with such precision and skill.
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Katherine I. Ochsner, M.D. is a board-certified ophthalmologist and fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist and experienced cataract surgeon. She grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and earned her medical degree from Louisiana State University Medical School and her general ophthalmology training from the University of Louisville. She went on to study medical ethics and pursue subspecialty training in glaucoma at the University of Texas.

On completing her Glaucoma fellowship, Dr. Ochsner joined the faculty at the University of Texas, where she served as Director of Glaucoma Services and Fellowship training for nearly 10 years. While a part of the University, Dr. Ochsner was able to travel internationally to learn new procedures and teach others. Her mentors and former students provide her a constant flow of ideas and information as well as resources for challenging patients and procedures. She is a fellow diplomat of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and a member of the American Glaucoma Society.

Dr. Ochsner moved to Wilmington in 2000 and opened Ochsner Eye in 2014.  She is an active member of our community and continues to add to her extensive subspecialty experience by participating in national educational programs and clinical research. Dr. Ochsner continues to introduce the newest medical, laser and surgical procedures to the region. Dr. Ochsner was the first surgeon in Wilmington to combine minimally invasive glaucoma procedures, iStent and Trabectome, with cataract surgery. She was also the first in Wilmington to use the Express MiniShunt in conventional glaucoma filtration surgery.

Dr. Ochsner's Care Philosophy

Ochsner Eye is dedicated solely to the medical and surgical management of the various forms of primary and secondary glaucoma and cataracts. We bring to the community a unique skill set and focus since Dr. Ochsner is the area's only experienced cataract surgeon who is fellowship trained in glaucoma. We take great pride in providing compassionate and ethical medical care and will formulate an individualized treatment strategy that can often times be implemented by your primary eye care provider (Ophthalmologist or Optometrist) locally. In the event surgical or laser treatment is needed, Dr. Ochsner is skilled in glaucoma laser surgery techniques and incisional surgery. As well as the newest surgical techniques in the surgical management of cataracts such as laser-assisted (Lensx) cataract surgery, implantation of astigmatism correcting and of various 'life-style optimizing' intraocular lenses. Once stable after surgery, your care can continue with your primary eye care provider.

Dr. Ochsner says...

Dr. Ochsner's focus of her practice is the diagnosis and medical and surgical treatment of all forms of glaucoma, cataract, and associated ocular conditions. Selective laser trabeculoplasty, laser peripheral iridotomy,  trabeculectomy, ExPress mini glaucoma shunt, tube shunts procedures, iStent, and laser-assisted cataract surgery, are among the procedures she has studied, taught and performs regularly.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

Conditions Treated

  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Entropion
  • Eye Infections
  • Farsightedness
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotony of Eye
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

Education

  • Medical School
    LA STATE UNIV SCH OF MED IN SHREVEPORT

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Cataract Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • Anterior Vitrectomy
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Scleral Reinforcement Surgery
  • Trabeculotomy Ab Externo
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery