Dr. Wright B. Lauten, MD

Dr. Wright B. Lauten, MD

Ophthalmology | Male | 39 years old

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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.Read more

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Originally from Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Wright Lauten sought to pursue a degree in economics at Vanderbilt, but soon realized that...Read more

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Dr. Lauten says...

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.

  • Joined Retina Specialty Institute in 2011
  • 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

Dr. Lauten's Care Philosophy

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.

Dr. Lauten says...

Dr. Lauten 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.

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  •  Specializes in Ophthalmology
  •  Board certified in Ophthalmology
  •  Malpractice claims in Mississippi not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Ophthalmology

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

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of South Alabama / College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 2005

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of Texas / Austin Campus / School Of Medicine

    Completed in 2006

  • Residency Hospital
    Vanderbilt University

    Completed in 2009

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of Alabama At Birmingham

    Completed in 2011

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 2000

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Ophthalmology
  • Retinal Diseases
  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery

Procedures Performed

  • 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
  • Vitreous Surgery

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