Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD

Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD

OphthalmologyMaleAge 66

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(504) 345-1239

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Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD is a Ophthalmology Specialist in Marrero, LA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus and West Jefferson Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Leftwich to book an appointment.


Westside Eye Clinic

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(504) 345-1239
Westside Eye Clinic4601 Wichers Dr Marrero, LA 70072

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  • Appointment scheduling (4)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (4)
  • Explained conditions well (4)
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  • Appointment was rushed (1)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (1)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (1)
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After years with other physician, Dr. Leftwich is far and above the most competent, compassionate, and comprehensive. I recommend he and his associates highly.
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Dr. Leftwich's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Visual Field Defects
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leftwich treats Visual Field Defects more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Leftwich treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Scotoma
Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leftwich treats Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis) more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Leftwich treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Allergic Conjunctivitis

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Leftwich treats Allergic Conjunctivitis more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Leftwich treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Leftwich's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Astigmatism
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Blepharitis
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Canthoplasty and Canthopexy
  • Cataract
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chalazion
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Diabetic Cataracts
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Entropion
  • Esotropia
  • Excision of Chalazion
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Farsightedness
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Headache
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Hole
  • Migraine
  • Nearsightedness
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Presbyopia
  • Pterygium
  • Reconstructive Eyelid Surgery
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Strabismus Surgery
  • Stye
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Visual Field Defects
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Dr. Leftwich accepts the following insurance:

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About Me


Dr. Owen B. Leftwich was born in New Orleans and has been an ophthalmologist on the Westbank since 1987. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Biology...Read more


  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications


Residency Hospital
Charity Hosp-LSU
Residency Hospital
Charity Hosp-LSU
Internship Hospital


Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (504) 345-1239, and for other questions, call (504) 347-8434.

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What are Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Leftwich frequently treats Visual Field Defects, Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis), and Allergic Conjunctivitis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Leftwich treats.

Where is Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD's office located?

Dr. Leftwich's office is located at 4601 Wichers Dr, Marrero, LA 70072. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Owen Leftwich, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Leftwich has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus

Terrytown, LA
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2018)

West Jefferson Medical Center

Marrero, LA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)