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Catherine T. Fitzmorris, MD

Dr. Catherine Fitzmorris, a native of New Orleans graduated Magna Cum Laude from Loyola University and received her medical education at Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans. Dr. Fitzmorris was the Chief Resident for the Department of Ophthalmology during her residency. She has been featured in New Orleans magazine several times as the city’s “Top Ophthalmologist” and “Nurses Choice”. She was featured again in August 1999 when she was selected by her colleagues as having a positive inner vision.

Dr. Fitzmorris is Board Certified and has been in private practice in Metairie since 1985. Under her leadership, as Chairperson of the Department of Ophthalmology at East Jefferson Hospital (1987 – 1989), small-incision cataract surgery was introduced.

She began studying refractive surgery in 1992 and uses the Excimer Laser to perform refractive procedures (PRK and LASIK) since 1997.

In addition to refractive surgery, Dr. Fitzmorris has specialized in no-stitch, no patch, clear cornea cataract extraction with lens implantation, and has an active general ophthalmology practice.

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John W. Boyle IV, MD

Dr. John W. Boyle IV, is a native of New Orleans, Dr. Boyle joined Gulf South Eye Associates in July 2008. He received his undergraduate degree from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia, and medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. After completing an internship in internal medicine there, Dr. Boyle completed his ophthalmology residency at the University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis. He then completed a glaucoma fellowship in Memphis under Dr. Peter Netland, an internationally known glaucoma specialist.

Dr. Boyle is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, Jefferson Parish Medical Society, and the Louisiana Medical Society.

Dr. Boyle focuses on comprehensive eye care including the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, blepharitis, diabetic eye disease, and age related macular degeneration.

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Riley C. Sibley, MD

dr-sibley-metairieDr. Riley C. Sibley is a native of Louisiana and enjoys the marshes, swamps, fields, and streams of his native state.

He is a Board Certified ophthalmologist. He received his undergraduate degree from Tulane University and his medical education at Louisiana State University and Charity Hospital of New Orleans. He completed a Corneal Fellowship at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City in 1970.

Dr. Sibley has been in private practice since 1973. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at LSU Medical School where he enjoys teaching the medical students. He has served many times as Chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at East Jefferson General Hospital.

Dr. Sibley is the recipient of the Jefferson Parish Medical Society’s Distinguished Service Award and has been listed among the Top Doctors of New Orleans by the New Orleans Magazine.

Dr. Sibley has performed corneal transplant surgery since 1972 and has been a practitioner of refractive surgery since 1992.

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David P. Kennedy, MD

Dr. David P. Kennedy, a native of New Orleans, is the newest edition to the Gulf South Eye Associates team. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned his medical degree from Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Dr. Kennedy completed his ophthalmology residency and fellowship in cornea and external disease at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He served as both the clinical and surgical chief resident and has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and has presented his work at regional and national meetings.

Dr. Kennedy is Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, the New Orleans Academy of Ophthalmology, the Louisiana Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons, Jefferson Parish Medical Society, and the Louisiana Medical Society.

Dr. Kennedy specializes in the treatment of corneal diseases and the external tissues of the eye, as well as practices comprehensive eye care including the diagnosis and treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, blepharitis, diabetic eye disease, and age related macular degeneration. He has a special interest in endothelial keratoplasty, and is one of the only doctors in New Orleans who can perform Descemet’s membrane endothelial keratoplasty.

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