Donald Falgoust, M.D., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Greg Richard, M.D., Board Certified Ophthalmologist

Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical
1980 Tybee Lane
Lake Charles, LA 70605
(866) 879-7851

Dr. Greg Richard
Greg Richard, M.D.

Dr. Donald Falgoust
Donald Falgoust, M.D.



Serving patients seeking cataract surgery with the LenSx laser in Lake Charles and the surrounding areas

Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical is the practice of choice for patients seeking cataract surgery in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Dr. Donald Falgoust and Dr. Greg Richard, both board certified ophthalmologists, have extensive experience in the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases, including laser cataract surgery utilizing the LenSx laser. With the doctors’ help, patients can enjoy clear, crisp vision, and a better quality of life after cataracts.

Dr. Falgoust and Dr. Richard are committed to using the best technology available to help patients achieve their visual goals. This is why they are excited to offer LenSx laser-assisted cataract surgery in Lake Charles. LenSx is the first procedure of its kind in the industry. Using the bladeless, computer-controlled LenSx laser to assist in cataract surgery heightens the accuracy and precision of the procedure and extends the expertise of the cataract surgeons while shortening the patient’s recovery period.

Dr. Falgoust and Dr. Richard specialize in the medical and surgical treatment of conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy. Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical also has a full-service optical shop and offers contact lens fittings. Falgoust Eye Medical & Surgical focuses on comprehensive eye care!


More about Cataract Surgery at Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical

Both laser-assisted and traditional cataract surgery are short and safe outpatient procedures. During laser-assisted cataract surgery, the LenSx laser is used to create an opening in the cornea of the eye and access the capsule that holds the cataract-diseased lens. The lens is gently softened and fragmented, and the pieces are removed from the eye. An artificial lens, known as an IOL, is placed in the capsule that held the eye’s natural lens. This IOL is what restores clear vision and focusing power. Thanks to the precision of the laser, the opening in the eye heals on its own after surgery, without the need for stitches.

Traditional cataract surgery involves using small handheld instruments to complete the steps of the procedure. These instruments are used to create the initial incision in the eye and open the lens capsule. The lens is fragmented with ultrasound energy, the pieces are removed from the eye and the IOL is placed. Rarely a small stich is needed to close the incision in the eye.

To schedule an appointment at Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical, please call the office at (866) 879-7851.

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What Patients Say about Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical?

"I have now been impressed and blessed by your expertise and kind-heartedness twice. There are truly special people in the world and you are one, Dr. Falgoust."

"I appreciate your warm friendly personable and accommodating staff and your remarkable skill and expertise as a twenty-first century physician and healer."

"Thank you for supplying my visual needs on your full business day last Thursday. My husband joins me in sending these thanks to you as well as to your entire staff for the very professional care that I received. It is the very same warmth and care that we have both come to admire and appreciate each time we enter your office. Thank you again."

More about the Team at Falgoust Eye Medical and Surgical

Donald Falgoust, M.D., earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from LSU Medical School in New Orleans. He completed an internal medicine internship at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore, and his ophthalmology residency training at Greater Baltimore Medical Center affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Falgoust is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons and Christian Ophthalmology Society.

Greg Richard, M.D., earned his bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University and his medical degree from LSU School of Medicine in Shreveport. He completed his ophthalmology residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Richard is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and belongs to the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons.

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