James E. Lusk, M.D.
Selecting the right surgeon is the most important decision you’ll have to make. Choosing the right Shreveport eye doctor for your LASIK or lens implant procedure is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. Despite what many eye centers may tell you, not all LASIK and cataract surgeons—or their facilities—are created equal. There are several distinguishing factors that separate Dr. Lusk and Lusk Eye Specialists from other Shreveport eye doctors and practices in the region. Together, they make up the Lusk Eye Specialists Advantage:
What makes up the Lusk Eye Specialists Advantage?
- Selected by VISX®, the leading excimer laser platform, as one of 50 Laser Vision Correction Instructors in the United States.
- Most Experienced VISX LASIK surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex.
- Most Experienced blade-free CustomVue® IntraLase® LASIK surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex.
- Cornea Specialist
- Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American College of Eye Surgeons
- First surgeon in the Ark-La-Tex to implant the Verisyse™ phakic intraocular lens for severe levels of nearsightedness
- One of the most experienced cataract surgeons in Louisiana; in the top 2% nationally in relation to procedures performed each year
- One of a select group of surgeons nationally certified to implant the new multifocal/accommodating lens implants: ReSTOR® and Crystalens®
- Surgeries performed in convenient, state-of-the-art Eye Surgery Center – the only freestanding eye surgery center in the Ark-La-Tex
Dr. James Lusk has striven to provide the Ark-La-Tex with quality eye care for more than a quarter century.
Originally from Houston, Dr. Lusk graduated with honors from the University of Notre Dame and received his medical degree from Tulane School of Medicine. He served his internship at Baylor College of Medicine and was a resident in Ophthalmology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He held a fellowship in Cornea and External Disease at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. Dr. Lusk is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and the American Board of Eye Surgery. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the prestigious American College of Eye Surgeons. Dr. Lusk was a founder of the Northwest Louisiana Lions Eye Bank and currently serves as co-medical director. He also serves as an associate clinical professor of ophthalmology at LSU Medical School in Shreveport. Dr. Lusk has personally performed more than 40,000 eye surgery procedures since establishing practice in Shreveport in 1980.
VISX, the company that invented the technology currently used for Laser Vision Correction (LASIK), named Dr. Lusk one of 50 Laser Vision Correction instructors in the United States. He was instrumental in bringing the United States’ second VISX excimer laser to the Ark-La-Tex in 1996 and performed the first VISX PRK and the first VISX LASIK procedures in the area, making him the most experienced VISX surgeon in the region.
In August of 2003, Dr. Lusk performed the first CustomVue® LASIK procedure in the Ark-La-Tex and continues to be the most experienced CustomVue® LASIK surgeon in the region. In March of 2005, Dr. Lusk performed the first Blade-Free LASIK procedure in Shreveport using IntraLase technology. Since that time, he has performed more Blade-Free CustomVue LASIK procedures than all other surgeons in the Ark-La-Tex combined.
Dr. Lusk also specializes in Carefree™ Cataract Surgery. He performs well over 1,000 cataract procedures each year, making him one of the most experienced cataract surgeons in the region. According to MarketScope, Dr. Lusk is consistently in the top 5% of all cataract surgeons in the United States in relation to procedures performed each year. Dr. Lusk is a co-founder of the Eye Surgery Center, which opened its doors in July of 2003. The Eye Surgery Center is the only freestanding ambulatory surgery center in the area dedicated solely to eye surgery. It also houses the first VISX S4 Excimer Laser System with Wavescan technology in the Ark-La-Tex. For those patients who are too nearsighted for LASIK, Dr. Lusk is also one of a select group of surgeons nationally certified to implant the Verisyse™ phakic intraocular lens implant. In June of 2005, Dr. Lusk implanted the first Verisyse lens in the Ark-La-Tex.
In addition to offering his patients the most advanced methods of laser vision correction available today, Dr. Lusk is also certified to implant several different multifocal or accommodating intraocular lenses. These lenses offer patients a much broader range of vision after their cataract surgery. Dr. Lusk has offices in both Shreveport and Minden. In January of 2004, Dr. Lusk opened his new state-of-the-art office in the Ashley Ridge Business Park in southeast Shreveport.