Marguerite McDonald, MD, FACS
Marguerite McDonald, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a board-certified ophthalmologist. She received her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and completed her internship at Lenox Hill Hospital, ophthalmology residency at Manhattan Eye Ear and Throat Hospital/Cornell, and a fellowship in corneal and external diseases at the LSU Eye Center. From 1993 to 2005, Dr. McDonald served as the director of the Southern Vision Institute in New Orleans. She is a clinical professor of ophthalmology at the NYU School of Medicine and an adjunct clinical professor of ophthalmology at Tulane University Health Sciences Center. Dr. McDonald was a professor of ophthalmology and the director of the Corneal Service at the LSU Eye Center, LSU Medical Center School of Medicine. She performed the world’s first excimer laser treatment to eliminate or reduce the need for glasses and contact lenses as well as the world’s first excimer laser surgeries for farsightedness. She was also the first North American surgeon to perform Epi-LASIK. Dr. McDonald also performed the first EBK procedure (epi-Bowman’s keratectomy) in the Americas. Dr. McDonald has over 1,500 publications, has received many awards, and has served on the editorial boards of several publications, including the Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery and the Journal of Refractive Surgery. She was elected the first female president of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS) for the 2002-03 term. In 2009-10, Dr. McDonald served as the first female president of the International Society of Refractive Surgery of the American Academy of Ophthalmology (ISRS/AAO).