Russ Van Norman, M.D.


Fellowship-trained Cornea & Refractive surgeon, Russ Van Norman, MD is a Louisiana native and one of the state’s most experienced anterior segment surgeons. During his career – spent entirely practicing in Louisiana – Dr. Van Norman has successfully performed over 10,000 ophthalmic procedures, including cataract removal, laser cataract surgery, premium IOL’s, LASIK, Advanced Surface Ablations and sophisticated anterior segment procedures.

Dr. Van Norman is a Louisiana native who completed his medical school training, internship and ophthalmology residency at LSUHSC in nearby Shreveport. Wanting to further his training after his ophthalmic residency, Dr. Van Norman embarked on a two-year fellowship in Cornea/External Disease and Refractive surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas, TX. This extra education was critical in learning and implementing advanced techniques in corneal transplantation, cataract surgery, refractive procedures (LASIK). It also makes Dr. Van Norman one of the most highly trained Corneal specialists in the greater CENLA area.

Dr. Van Norman is a member of the American Medical Association, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Academy of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Cornea Society and the Shreveport Medical Society. Dr. Van Norman has held many roles in the medical community, including being a past President of the Shreveport Medical Society in 2016. In addition, he has previously served as the medical Director of the Northwest Lions Eye Bank.