A. J. dela Houssaye, IV, MD, FACS
"Many of my patients drive and fly long distances to see me because we offer the most advanced technology in Louisiana at a very good price."
Dr. A. J. dela Houssaye, IV
LASIK and Cataract Surgery in Houma, Baton Rouge
Talented, Board-certified Ophthalmologist
A.J. de la Houssaye, also known as "Dr. D," is a board-certified ophthalmologist. A certified VISX Refractive Surgeon in LASIK, CustomVue Lasik, PRK and PTK, Dr. D serves as Medical Director of SEECA.
Dr. D's interest in technology coincides with a desire to provide his patients with the best possible treatment. This is why he has invested in the world's most state-of-the-art LASIK platform: the VISX S4 CustomVue laser with iris registration and ActiveTrak technology. This amazing laser platform provides the most customized LASIK treatment available. In fact, many experts consider it to be the most accurate refractive surgery device on the market. At SEECA, all laser vision correction procedures are performed in a Refractive Surgery Suite designed specifically for this purpose.
Cataract Surgery with Premium IOLs
Dr. D also provides procedures for cataracts patients in need of intraocular lens implants (IOLs). His patients receive premium implants, including multifocal lenses like AcrySof ReSTOR and ReZoom, as well as the accommodating Crystalens.
Dr. D strongly believes that vision correction should be provided at a fair, affordable price. It is his mission to make LASIK and other advanced procedures affordable to everyone. He offers CustomVue Wavefront-guided LASIK at a reasonable price with no hidden fees. Interest-free financing is also available.
Dr. D is proud of his team's commitment to 5-star customer service. SEECA's customer satisfaction surveys clearly demonstrate that patients are very happy with our efforts to provide a terrific experience. Many patients are willing to drive long distances to see Dr. D in Houma due to the affordable prices he offers for advanced procedures.
Certified Surgical Facilities
The design of Dr. D's LASIK suite exemplifies his unwavering attention to detail. The state-of-the-art VISX laser rests on gorgeous marble floor, with accent lights, a large Italian tapestry, as well as original artwork. To optimize the conditions under which he performs LASIK surgery and ensure that the laser performs consistently, Dr. D outfitted the LASIK suite with a dedicated air purifier and an independent air conditioning system. In addition, an advanced computer system continually records the humidity level and air temperature. This state-of-the-art system ensures consistent, optimal air quality within the LASIK suite. Dr. D also added backup power to ensure that all vision correction procedures go without a hitch even should a power outage or power surge take place.
Dr. D is the inventor of an electronic medical records system that ensures optimal LASIK results by giving him unfettered access to vital data during the procedure. This system includes five computer displays in the surgical suite, which Dr. D uses to keep track of all aspects of the refractive process. Dr. D's electronic medical records system adds an extra layer of safety to the refractive procedures he performs at SEECA.
In addition, Dr. D invented the "Laser Guided True Scan," a patent-pending device that improves the calculated lens power utilized in refractive lens exchange surgery.
Knowledge and Experience
Dr. D has successfully completed thousands of surgeries since 1998, the year he founded SEECA. This includes refractive, laser, cataract, glaucoma, and plastic surgery procedures. Dr. D prides himself on surgical excellence and continually strives to improve his procedural outcomes.
To schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. D today, call SEECA at (866) 750-7087, or click on the link below to email him with any questions about your options.
Additional Information About SEECA
The surgical team at SEECA has undergone advanced training for the most leading-edge technologies in ophthalmology. This includes the VISX CustomVue LASIK system with WaveScan technology. WaveScan allows Dr. D to create an intricate map of the eye that is far more accurate than the measurements taken by traditional lasers. This map is much like a unique fingerprint; it is used to provide a customized LASIK profile for each patient, complete with instructions for the VISX S4 Excimer Laser. Using the WaveScan Wavefront System, Dr. D is able to provide unsurpassed precision, accuracy and customization to all of his LASIK patients.
About Dr. D
Dr. D. uses the latest VISX Laser technology.
A.J. de la Houssaye, MD, received a Chancellor's Scholarship to pursue his bachelor's degree at Louisiana State University before attending Harvard University. He went on to graduate with honors from Louisiana State University Medical School. While in medical school he received the LSU Research Award. He then completed a four-year residency in ophthalmology at Ochsner, in New Orleans, serving as Chief Resident.
Dr. D has published research in publications such as Life Science Journal. A Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, he is also affiliated with prestigious medical societies such as the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the Louisiana State Medical Society.
In 2004, the United Veterans League named Dr. D the Patriotic Citizen of the Year in Houma, Louisiana, in recognition of the free eye care he provides to local veterans and their families. He was also named in Consumers' Research Council of America's "America's Top Ophthalmologists" in 2005 and was chosen to be a speaker at the American Academy of Ophthalmology's International Conference in 2007.
In 2008, Dr. D was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Louisiana State Medical Advisory Board. Dr. D received this honor after a rigorous vetting process culminating in the Louisiana State Legislature's approval of the appointment. Dr. D is one of only two ophthalmologists to receive this honor.
Read Reviews on Dr. de la Houssaye and SEECA!
To learn more about your options, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. D by calling (866) 750-7087. You can also email Dr. D below with any questions you may have.
Praise for Dr. D
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Dallas, Texas Patient "R.R."
"I have to thank the eye surgeon who performed my LASIK. He's the best refractive surgeon in the world. I have been a paramedic for 12 years, and I have never met a doctor like "Dr. D."... He is so real, personable and friendly, and his staff is all so nice. It is truly stunning to encounter people working in a doctor's office who are that nice. Dr. D treats patients as if they were family."
Florida Patient Paul Fairless...
"I traveled from Florida because I had heard that SEECA and Dr. D were the best. Considering the vision I have now, I have to say that Dr. D and his team at SEECA surpassed my expectations."
"Dr. D is really nice. I am 14 years old and I love the care everyone in his office gives me. Dr. D takes his time and shows concern for patients. I was referred to this office, and I couldn't have found a better doctor."
"I recommend Dr. D to my friends and family who wear contacts and glasses. His staff is very knowledgeable and courteous, and the interior decor of his practice is amazing."
From a Parent
"I'm quite pleased with the way ya'll made my four- and five-year-olds feel at their first visit to the eye doctor."
A Patient from May, 2008...
"I was able to see 20/15 (with some blurriness) two days after my procedure. After seven months I am able to see 20/13 with no problems... I suffered severe headaches for around a year and knew something was wrong with my contacts or glasses, so I visited a local eye doctor to make sure everything was OK. But the headaches and the pressure did not stop. I was very worried that there was a big problem. Then a friend told me about Dr. D. and took me to see him. Without an appointment Dr. D assessed my situation the same day. He agreed the issue was most likely related to me frequently changing from glasses and contacts, and suggested LASIK. I was a bit nervous... as with any surgery there's always a chance of something going wrong. Dr. D assured me his criteria were strict; he told me that if I didn't pass his test I should not go and find someone else to do it, and I agreed. It turns out I was a candidate for the surgery, so we continued the testing. I was very impressed with the surgery and told everyone I knew about it. I even sent my brother to have LASIK surgery with Dr. D, as a birthday present, and it has changed his life as well. Living without glasses is a huge freedom. Thanks to Dr. D my brother and I have new eyes.
To anyone interested in LASIK , don't go anywhere else. See Dr. D in Houma, Louisiana. He's the best... it's worth the trip. The personal care Dr. D provides to each patient is sincere and genuine. Dr. D's results speak for themselves."
Regarding the Polite Staff
"I'm very happy with my son's glasses. I am amazed at what he was unable to see before. The staff was pleasant and polite. It was a good experience...not the stressful experience I was expecting. Thank you everyone."
Now I can see...
"I had LASIK last Friday. I had it performed at SEECA in Houma. I highly recommend it to anyone thinking about it. Go to SEECA if you do. I was very nervous but SEECA's staff went out of their way to make me feel more comfortable. A tech even came over to hold my hand. My preoperative vision was 20/400. It improved to 20/20. Unbelievable!"
On SEECA's Professionalism
"Your staff is quite professional. All businesses should operate in this manner. Thanks for your service."