About Us

Wyche T. Coleman III, M.D.

 

Wyche T. Coleman, III, M.D. joined the Willis-Knighton Physician Network after completing medical school and ophthalmology residency at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport. Dr. Coleman prides himself in delivering strong, ethical, and thorough patient care in eye disease and surgery. His areas of emphasis include premium intraocular lens/ cataract surgery, custom LASIK, custom PRK, refractive lens exchange, America Board of Ophthalmology certified and general eye care for patients with diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.

Dr. Coleman uses the latest state of the art surgical techniques in cataract and intraocular lens implant surgery. He was the second surgeon in Louisiana to be certified to perform laser cataract surgery using the LenSx system. Only available at WK Eye Surgery center, the LenSx system allows true blade free precision unattainable using standard methods.

Growing up the son of a rural family practitioner, Dr. Coleman has stayed true to his roots by spending a portion of his week seeing patients in Coushatta, Mansfield, and Many, Louisiana. In partnership with Dr. Chris Shelby, Dr. Coleman recently developed a mobile eye-imaging device, allowing physicians and veterinarians to take and transmit retinal photos using Apple’s iPhone. This first of its kind technology has been licensed to medical equipment giant, Welch-Allyn, and has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for use in the United States.

In addition being passionate about eye care, Dr. Coleman is also a pilot and operates a flight school and aviation maintenance shop at the Shreveport Downtown airport. He has been married since 2011 and spends much of his spare time with his wife and at the airport. For more information of our comprehensive eye surgery services, Click Here.

Christopher L. Shelby, M.D.

 

Eye surgeon Dr. Shelby is a Shreveport native and a graduate of Texas A&M University. He returned to Shreveport where he earned a medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport, serving his internship and residency at the same institute.

After establishing his practice at WK Pierremont Health Center, he opened the Pierremont Eye Institute in 2003. Dr. Shelby performs all his cataract surgery at WK Eye Surgery Center located in WK Eye Institute. In 2012 Dr. Shelby became the first surgeon in Louisiana to be certified to perform laser cataract surgery using the LenSx Femtosecond Laser located at WK Eye Surgery Center. He provides his cataract patients with the latest advancement in cataract surgery using the LenSx laser along with Premium lens implants, reducing and possibly eliminating patients’ need for glasses.

Dr. Shelby has been performing LASIK since 2004. In 2012 with the opening of the new state of the art WK Refractive Surgery Center located in WK Eye Institute, that houses the FS200 Aqua and Allegretto Wavelight-Q lasers, Dr. Shelby is able to offer his patients the latest advancement in LASIK technology.

Dr. Shelby teaches cataract surgery to LSU ophthalmology residents at the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center. He also trains fellow ophthalmologist on the LenSx Femtosecond laser.

Dr. Shelby is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He is a member of the Shreveport Medical Society, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.

His interest in surgery is no surprise to those who know him well because he is the son of pioneer heart surgeon Dr. Stan Shelby. The younger Dr. Shelby and his wife Carolyn are proud to call Shreveport “home” for themselves and their three children.

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Cataract Surgery
LenSx – laser cataract surgery
Multifocal Lens Implants, Astigmatism correcting Lens Implants, Monovision Lens Implants
All laser LASIK
Complex Lens Surgery
Cataract Surgery
LenSx – laser cataract surgery
Multifocal Lens Implants, Astigmatism correcting Lens Implants, Monovision Lens Implants
All laser LASIK
General Ophthalmology for the entire family