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Ophthalmology

Christopher L. Shelby, M.D.

Christopher Shelby

Contact Information 

Pierremont Eye Institute
7607 Youree Drive
Shreveport, LA 71105





About Dr. Shelby

Eye surgeon Dr. Shelby is a Shreveport native and a graduate of Texas A&M University. He returned to Shreveport where he earned a medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, serving his internship and residency at the same institute.

After establishing his practice at WK Pierremont Health Center, he opened the Pierremont Eye Institute in 2003. Dr. Shelby performs all his cataract surgery at WK Eye Surgery Center located in WK Eye Institute. In 2012 Dr. Shelby became the first surgeon in Louisiana to be certified to perform laser cataract surgery using the LenSx Femtosecond Laser located at WK Eye Surgery Center. He provides his cataract patients with the latest advancement in cataract surgery using the LenSx laser along with Premium lens implants, reducing and possibly eliminating patients’ need for glasses.

Dr. Shelby has been performing LASIK since 2004. In 2012 with the opening of the new state of the art WK Refractive Surgery Center located in WK Eye Institute, that houses the FS200 Aqua and Allegretto Wavelight-Q lasers, Dr. Shelby is able to offer his patients the latest advancement in LASIK technology.

Dr. Shelby teaches cataract surgery to LSU ophthalmology residents at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He also trains fellow ophthalmologist on the LenSx Femtosecond laser.

Dr. Shelby is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Shreveport Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

His interest in surgery is no surprise to those who know him well because he is the son of pioneer heart surgeon Dr. Stan Shelby. The younger Dr. Shelby and his wife Carolyn are proud to call Shreveport “home” for themselves and their three children.

Dr. Shelby specializes in:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • LenSx – laser cataract surgery
  • Multifocal Lens Implants, Astigmatism correcting Lens Implants, Monovision Lens Implants
  • All laser LASIK

Wyche T. Coleman III, M.D.

Wyche Coleman

Contact Information 

WK Eye Institute South
2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 116
Shreveport, LA 71118







About Dr. Coleman

Wyche T. Coleman, III, M.D. joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network after completing medical school and ophthalmology residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Coleman prides himself in delivering strong, ethical, and thorough patient care in eye disease and surgery. His areas of emphasis include premium intraocular lens/ cataract surgery, custom LASIK, custom PRK, refractive lens exchange and general eye care for patients with diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Dr. Coleman uses the latest state of the art surgical techniques in cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery. He was the second surgeon in Louisiana to be certified to perform laser cataract surgery using the LenSx system. Only available at WK Eye Surgery center, the LenSx system allows true blade free precision unattainable using standard methods.

Growing up the son of a rural family practitioner, Dr. Coleman has stayed true to his roots by spending a portion of his week seeing patients in Coushatta, Mansfield, and Many, Louisiana. In partnership with Dr. Chris Shelby, Dr. Coleman recently developed a mobile eye-imaging device, allowing physicians and veterinarians to take and transmit retinal photos using Apple’s iPhone. This first of its kind technology has been licensed to medical equipment giant, Welch-Allyn, and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

In addition being passionate about eye care, Dr. Coleman is also a pilot and operates a flight school and aviation maintenance shop at the Shreveport Downtown airport. He has been married since 2011 and spends much of his spare time with his wife and at the airport.

Dr. Coleman specializes in:

  • Cataract Surgery
  • LenSx – laser cataract surgery
  • Multifocal Lens Implants, Astigmatism correcting Lens Implants, Monovision Lens Implants All laser LASIK
  • General Ophthalmology for the entire family

LenSx & Premium Intraocular Lenses

Technology has improved the safety and outcomes of cataract surgery. In traditional cataract surgery, several small incisions are made manually with a blade and a manual technique is used to break up the cataract. Our surgeons, operating at the WK Eye Surgery Center, were the first in Louisiana and in the Ark-La-Tex to offer the newest LenSx technology with laser- assisted cataract surgery.

An image-guided femtosecond laser allows our surgeons to make incisions with efficiency and precision without the use of a blade. The laser also assists in breaking up the cataract so that removal of this cloudy lens requires less ultrasound energy, which is easier on the eye. This new laser technology also allows for better management of our patient’s corneal astigmatism. This technique is available only with the premium lens implants, which ensures the best visual outcome for our patients.

Our goal through this latest technology of laser-assisted cataract surgery along with premium lens implants is to increase the likelihood of patients not needing glasses following their cataract surgery.

YAG

This is a simple, painless laser treatment performed on 20% of patients who have had cataract surgery. Following cataract surgery, you may experience a clouding in your vision similar to what you experienced before your surgery. This may occur a few months after your surgery or not for several years. When you visit your eye doctor it may be determine that you have developed a “secondary cataract,” a clouding in the membrane behind your new lens implant. Performing a laser treatment using the YAG laser can easily restore your vision.

If you are scheduled to have your laser treatment on a separate day, one of our staff members will call to remind you of your arrival time. On the day of YAG laser you may drive yourself to this appointment. There are no requirements for you to prepare for this treatment. In other words you may eat breakfast and/or lunch and you may take your medications at your designated time.

Upon arriving you may be asked to sign a consent form giving the doctor permission to do the treatment. The eye having the laser treatment will be dilated. This allows the doctor a better view of the cloudy membrane behind your lens implant.

You are seated in front of the laser, your doctor will then focus the laser on the cloudy membrane behind your lens implant, you will hear a gently, painless popping sound. This treatment takes less than two minutes. In most instances you will notice an immediate improvement in your vision. Your vision may continue to improve over the next several days. You may also notice floaters following your treatment. These floaters are tiny remnants of the membrane that your doctor just opened. In most patients these floaters will disappear within a few days or weeks. Sometimes your doctor will prescribe eye drops following your treatment to allow your eye to heal. You may need to have your glasses prescription changed as a result of this procedure. We will be happy to assist you with that.

After having a YAG laser it is very rare for you to ever need to have this treatment again. You should have a noticeable improvement in your vision following your laser treatment. If you have any questions or concerns please contact our office.


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