Dr. Kelly Herschel is board certified and fellowship trained ophthalmologist. He is a specialist in cornea, refractive surgery and oculoplastics and brings his great diversity of skills directly to his patients. Dr. Herschel graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University and went on to receive his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma. He completed his residency at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, where in his senior year, he served as chief resident.
Following his residency at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation in New Orleans, Dr. Herschel completed an extra sub-specialty fellowship in cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery at the Louisiana State University Eye Center. As chief fellow at the Louisiana State University Eye Center, Dr. Herschel coordinated the stage III FDA trials on myopic PRK (photorefractive keratotomy) and later, hyperopic PRK. Subsequently, Dr. Herschel joined a prestigious practice in Dallas where he perfected his surgical skills and began performing LASIK procedures after the FDA approval of PRK in 1996. Prior to joining The Magruder Eye Institute in 2000, Dr. Herschel, completed a third fellowship in oculoplastic surgery at Beraja Eye Institute in Miami. He has helped many patients achieve their goal of better vision through his wealth of ocular knowledge and his dedication to continual learning.
Dr. Herschel is the director and founder of Herschel LASIK at Magruder Eye. He opened his practice with the understanding that every patient deserves the very best vision correction results. He has focused his efforts on sustaining a practice which provides an advanced level in technology in vision correction combined with unparalleled patient care and experience. Dr. Herschel understands the process in deciding to have vision correction is not one that happens overnight for most people. He believes it is vital he follow his patients through the entire pre and post operative process. Dr. Herschel and his team perform all testing prior to surgery and Dr. Herschel personally follows his patients through their post operative visits for the first year following surgery. All laser vision correction procedures are performed on site at Herschel LASIK and other complex eye surgeries are most often performed in the surgery center at Magruder Eye Institute.
Dr. Herschel practices general ophthalmology while specializing in comprehensive refractive surgery including LASIK, oculoplastic problems, cataract and complex corneal surgery. He continues to incorporate new and exciting technologies into his practice including Intra Ocular Lenses, high contrast implants and DSAEK. While you may be a candidate for LASIK, there are now advanced procedures which may be available to you. Dr. Herschel will recommend the vision correction option which makes most sense for you.
Dr. Herschel is board certified by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology, and the American Medical Association.
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