Dr. Rebecca Metzinger is an ophthalmologist practicing in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Metzinger specializes in eye and vision care. As an ophthalmologist, Dr. Metzinger can practice medicine as well as surgery. Opthalmologists can perform surgeries because they have their medical degrees along with at least eight years of additional training. Dr. Metzinger can diagnose and treat diseases, perform eye operations and prescribe eye glasses and contacts. Ophthalmologists can also specialize even further in a specific area of eye care.
Education and Training
Univ of Mi Med Sch, Ann Arbor Mi 1995
University of Michigan Medical School 1995
American Board of Ophthalmology
OphthalmologyAmerican Board of OphthalmologyABO
- Macular Degeneration
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Corneal Ulcer
- American Academy of Ophthalmology - Fellow
- Louisiana State Medical Society
- New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology
- Tulane University School of Medicine ophthalmology
- Tulane University School of Medicine cornea and external eye diseases
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Dr. Metzinger is the Chief of Ophthalmology at the Southeast Louisiana Veterans HealthCare System, which provides quality, compassionate, safe health care to Veteran patients throughout 23 parishes in southeast Louisiana. She also serves as an Associate Professor within the Department of Ophthalmology at Tulane University School of Medicine, which she joined in July of 2008.
Professionally, she is affiliated with several hospitals and medical centers that are a part of the Tulane Health System, including Tulane Lakeside Hospital and Tulane Medical Center.
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Metzinger received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences in 1992 and her medical degree in 1995 through the integrated pre-medical/medical Inteflex Program at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Maryland in 1996. She also completed a post-doctoral research fellowship, a three-year residency in ophthalmology, and a fellowship in cornea and external eye diseases at Tulane University School of Medicine.
The doctor’s research interests include prevention of corneal transplant rejection, facial nerve regeneration, and immunosuppressants. She served as the team ophthalmologist for the New Orleans Hornets during the 2004-2005 season.
In addition to being a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Dr. Metzinger is a member of the Louisiana State Medical Society and the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology.
Furthermore, she is board-certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology, an independent, non-profit organization responsible for certifying ophthalmologists in the United States of America.
Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine and surgery, which deals with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disorders. Ophthalmologists are experts in the diseases, functions, and anatomy of the eye. They may provide routine care such as vision testing, as well as prescribe and fit eyeglasses or contact lenses. However, ophthalmologists are also surgeons. They repair traumatic injuries to the eye and perform cataract, glaucoma, and corneal surgery.
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