Dr. Wright Lauten, MD

Dr. Wright Lauten, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
(22)
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Dr. Wright Lauten, MD is an ophthalmology doctor who practices in Hattiesburg, MS. He is 40 years old and has been practicing for 12 years. Read his story

109 Millsaps Dr Ste B

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Contact Information

(601) 255-0736

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Buckeye Community Health Plan
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • 15 More

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Dr. Lauten's Experience

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Dr. Lauten's 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 sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Lauten's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lauten "Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Wright Lauten sought to pursue a degree in economics at Vanderbilt, but soon realized that his true calling in life was to help people get better. Dr. Lauten found inspiration in his three grandparents, all of whom have suffered from macular degeneration — two legally blind from its effects. This close bond with family and strong desire to help others were the driving forces behind his pursuing ophthalmology and later vitreoretinal surgery. Dr. Lauten is devoted to helping and caring for people. An avid researcher, he contributes to the wealth of knowledge at national and international conferences for his findings with patients suffering from diabetes and macular degeneration. He embraces the idea of delivering visionary retina care to his patients. Dr. Lauten's passion for his practice stems from a commitment to compassionate care and contributions to medical science. He trained at one of the premier academic institutions in the country and is the only full-time retina surgeon in Hattiesburg to have completed a prestigious 2-year AUPO vitreoretinal surgery fellowship. Board certified, American Board of Ophthalmology Investigator in ophthalmic clinical trials Attending Physician, Callahan Eye Foundation Emergency Department Clinical instructor of resident training, University of Alabama at Birmingham Fellowship in vitreoretinal surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham Residency in ophthalmology, Vanderbilt University Medical Center M.D., South Alabama College of Medicine (scholarship) Vanderbilt University, BS, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lauten "When it comes to treating his patients with care and respect, Dr. Lauten simply can't help himself. He is devoted to helping and caring for people. An avid researcher, he contributes to the wealth of knowledge at national and international conferences for his findings with patients suffering from diabetes and macular degeneration. He embraces the idea of delivering visionary retina care to his patients."
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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
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Conditions Treated

  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Best's Disease
  • Central Areolar Choroidal Sclerosis
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Choroideremia
  • Choroiditis
  • Cone Rod Dystrophy
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Injuries
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hollenhorst Plaque
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hyphema
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iritis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Papilledema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Spider Veins
  • Stargardt's Disease
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Uveitis
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage

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Procedures

  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Vitrectomy

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2005
  • University Of Texas / Austin Campus / School Of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2006
  • Vanderbilt University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2011

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lauten has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lauten's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lauten to family and friends
4.5
based on 22 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Lauten's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
in Carriere, MS |
At Dr. Lauten's office I felt like a very small part of a VERY crowded assembly line. After three visits I have not seen his office less than over-crowded and have not waited less than an hour. The last visit which lasted almost 2 1/2 hours included less than 5 minutes of the doctor's time and even that he spent most of telling me about the dangers of my diabetes condition (I get that from my PCP, I don't need it from him) and absolutely NO time telling me what he is doing to my eyes or why!
in Hattiesburg |
Dr. Lauten is a very bright and caring young physician . Several patients of his that I know, had eye problems on the weekend, and when they called his emergency cell phone number, he met them at his office and treated their problems. He has been treating me for diabetic retinopathy for almost 5 years and knowing that he truly cares about his patients' vision gives one a secure feeling . I don't mind waiting in his office, I know one day I might be the one causing his delay .
Madison, MS |
I was not impressed with his "bedside manner". He interrupted us while we asked questions, was short & abrupt. He kept repeating the same thing over and over like we were incapable of understanding him. He asked if we had seen a particular doctor since our last visit, which we hadn't because he never told us to. I would not recommend him to anyone. Maybe if he showed some kindness and compassion, but that was never afforded to us.
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Hospitals where Dr. Lauten has admitting privileges

Forrest General Hospital
6051 U S Highway 49
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
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