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ROBERT BLEM, MD

Dr. Robert Blem is an Ophthalmologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the Retina and Vitreous.

He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. He completed his internship at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga and his ophthalmology residency at Medical College of Virginia. He completed a fellowship in medical and surgical retina and served as clinical professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas.

He is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the New Orleans Society of Ophthalmology, Virginia Society of Ophthalmology, and American Medical Association and has contributed to numerous publications and research papers. In addition, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Oil Center Surgical Plaza in Lafayette, LA.

His specialty interests are Age Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Uveitis, Retinal Detachments, Macular Holes, and Epiretinal Membranes.

He was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia but moved to Louisiana after falling in love with the Gulf of Mexico when living in Galveston, Texas. He moved to Lafayette and founded Louisiana Retina Center in April 2006. 

"My philosophy in treating patients is based on the premise that the diagnosis is made by the patient's history. The exam and testing just help confirm what the history has already told you. This means that communication with the patient is the most important part of health care. I pride myself on my, as well as my staff's attention to communication. When you come to Louisiana Retina Center, you will be treated like family. You will have all of your concerns addressed and questions answered and you will leave better educated and with a clear understanding of your diagnosis and plan for treatment. If not, I want to personally know about it."

Robert Blem, MD

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