Eye Specialty Group | SCO Residency
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Eye Specialty Group (formerly Southern Eye Associates) Program is on hiatus for the 2017-18 residency year.

The doctors and Team Members of Eye Specialty Group (formerly Southern Eye Associates) would like to enthusiastically welcome you to our Residency Program in Ocular Disease. We are proud to provide a challenging and exciting learning environment to aid in the preparation and development of your clinical skills and knowledge. SEAPLLC continues its commitment to education and excellence in patient care through its participation in the externship and residency programs. Be prepared for a challenging and intense learning experience, which will enhance your clinical skill, knowledge and ability.

Eye Specialty Group (formerly Southern Eye Associates) is a comprehensive medical and surgical eye care practice serving the greater Memphis and Tri-State areas with patients located in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Arkansas. Established in 1990 by Dr. Cathy Schanzer, Eye Specialty Group (formerly Southern Eye Associates) strives to provide the highest levels of surgical and medical care utilizing state-of-the-art technology. We provide the network optometrists medical and surgical consultations, phone consults, emergency coverage, continuing education lectures, clinical care workshops and training in surgical co-management. We encourage a family-oriented environment and promote community awareness and involvement. We encourage you to take a few minutes to visit our website at www.southerneyememphis.com.

In addition to our clinical facility we have three ASC’s. They have been specifically designed to give personal and professional care for outpatient ophthalmic surgeries. We utilize these surgical facilities to benefit our patients by reducing medical costs, providing timely visits, and more personal one-on-one care.

Karmen Holdinghausen, O.D., is our Consultative Optometry Residency Director. Dr. Holdinghausen received her Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University and graduated from the Illinois College of Optometry. Her residency in ocular disease at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, Florida, included training in the ophthalmologic specialties of retinal, glaucoma, cornea, and neuro-ophthalmology.

You might ask yourself “Why should I pick Southern Eye”? The answer is simple! While completing your Ocular Disease Residency at Eye Specialty Group (formerly Southern Eye Associates) you will gain experience and innovation, have exposure to cutting edge technology, observe state of the art surgical technique, develop a higher level of autonomy in patient care and have a team of skilled ophthalmic surgeons and optometric physicians to provide you feedback and share practice pearls with you. It would be our privilege to be a part of your remarkable journey to becoming a successful optometrist.