Shreveport Eye Surgeon
Dr. Russ Van Norman first arrived in Shreveport in 1994 to begin his medical education. After graduating from medical school in 1998, he went on to complete his internship and ophthalmology residency at LSUHSC. Wanting to further his training, Dr. Van Norman embarked on a two-year fellowship in Cornea/External Disease and Refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern. This extra education was critical in learning and implementing advanced techniques in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, refractive procedures (LASIK), and also makes him the most highly trained Corneal specialist in the area.
Upon completion of Dr. Van Norman’s fellowship, he returned to the Shreveport area in 2004 and began his private practice. To date, he has performed over 10,000 ophthalmic procedures including cataract removal, laser cataract surgery, premium IOL’s, LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablations, and sophisticated anterior segment procedures. Dr. Van Norman also has an extensive glaucoma practice that includes performing laser glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Van Norman is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society, and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Van Norman has held many roles in the medical community, including being a past President of the Shreveport Medical Society in 2016. In addition, he has previously served as the medical Director of the Northwest Lions Eye Bank.