Dr. Wright Lauten, MD

Dr. Wright Lauten, MD

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Dr. Wright Lauten, MD is an ophthalmology specialist in Hattiesburg, MS and has been practicing for 7 years. He graduated from University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine in 2005 and specializes in ophthalmology and vitreoretinal disease & surgery.Read his story

109 Millsaps Dr Ste B

Hattiesburg, MS 39402

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  • Aetna
  • Ambetter
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
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Top Care Areas

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Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
very high
more than 99% of peers
Drusen
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more than 99% of peers

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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."

2  Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

106  Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Amaurosis Fugax
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Best's Disease
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Choroidal Neovascular Membranes (CNVM)
  • Choroideremia
  • Choroiditis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Cone Rod Dystrophy
  • Conjunctival Hemorrhage
  • Contusion of the Eyeball
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cystoid Macular Edema
  • Cytomegaloviral Retinitis
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diabetes-Like Retinal Edema
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Disseminated Chorioretinitis and Disseminated Retinochoroiditis
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Dry Eyes
  • Ectropion of Eyelid
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eye Injuries
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Floaters
  • Fuchs' Corneal Dystrophy
  • Glaucoma
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Hollenhorst Plaque
  • Hypertensive Retinopathy
  • Hyphema
  • Intraocular Hemorrhage
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Iritis
  • Lazy Eye
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Multifocal Choroiditis
  • Nearsightedness
  • Night Blindness
  • Ocular Histoplasmosis Syndrome
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Optic Atrophy
  • Optic Atrophy 1
  • Optic Atrophy 2
  • Optic Atrophy 5
  • Optic Atrophy 6
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Optic Neuropathy
  • Papilledema
  • Pars Planitis
  • Pigmentary Retinopathy
  • Posterior Vitreous Detachment
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Artery Occlusion
  • Retinal Degeneration
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Detachment With Break
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Edema
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Ischemia
  • Retinal Macoaneurysm
  • Retinal Neovascularization
  • Retinal Telangiectasia and Hypogammaglobulinemia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retina-Vitreous Disorders
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy
  • Retinoschisis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Spider Veins
  • Stargardt's Disease
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Toxoplasmosis
  • Trichiasis
  • Uveitis
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Detachment
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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18  Procedures

  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Diabetic Eye Exam
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Fluorscein Angiography
  • Injection Therapy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Paracentesis of Anterior Eye
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Retinal Laser Photocoagulation
  • Retinal Laser Surgery
  • Retinal Surgery
  • Retinal Testing
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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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
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham-Aupo Vitreoretinal Fellowship
    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

4.5
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lauten to family and friends
28 total reviews (7 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
    (24)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (3)

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 (7)

Dr. Lauten was very kind and very knowledgeable at my visits with him!
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Kind, compassionate, friendly, humble, caring person and staff is fine also. Patient is #1 but not a #! I’m 72 & feel like my son (or grandson) is taking care of me! Extremely approachable! Staff reflects his great qualities also. Moves mountains if necessary to accomadate a patient’s needs!...more
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Dr. Lauten provides excellent care and in my opinion is the top retina specialist in the state of Mississippi. He and his staff are excellent in every regard.
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He is absolutely the best Doc I have ever seen. Young smart honest and still slowed down to talk to my concerns. He has just remodels his entire office and never missed a beet. Attention to detail from the entrance to the exit just like he treats his patients. Thanks Doc. Robert Sonny Jarrell
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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...more
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