What is an Ophthalmologist?
Ophthalmologists must complete four years of college, four years of medical school, one year of medical internship, and at least three years of residency in the diagnosis, medical and surgical treatment of eye disorders before they can be licensed.
Eye Doctors & Ophthalmologists in Austin, TX
Dr. Zarmeena Vendal
She attended medical school at the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio and completed her internship at the University of North Carolina Hospitals at Chapel Hill. Dr. Vendal spent her residency at Penn State University, and in 2004 was accepted to Harvard Medical School’s prestigious Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary for subspecialty training in Glaucoma treatment. Throughout her professional career, her #1 priority has been her patients, and she strives to make their experience a positive one.
Dr. Natalie Stanciu
She attended college at Cornell University where she received her B.A. in Policy Analysis and Management. She went on to attend medical school at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. She then traveled to Miami to complete her internship in medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
Dr. Stanciu remained in Miami and completed her three-year residency in ophthalmology. She came to Austin in 2011 to complete a two-year ASOPRS-accredited fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery at TOC Eye and Face.
Dr. Stanley Saulny
He specializes in eye plastic surgery for cosmetic purposes, rehabilitation (like car accidents or facial burns), age-related changes (like droopy lids), and reconstruction after removal of facial tumors. Dr. Saulny obtained his undergraduate degree from the United States Air Force Academy, where he studied engineering, followed by a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.
After serving as an engineer and captain in the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Saulny attended Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. He continued traveling, and completed his Internship in Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana, at the Alton Ochsner Medical Foundation, and his Residency in Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Institute in Los Angeles, California. He finished his medical training at Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, where he received his Fellowship in Oculoplastic Surgery. Dr. Saulny’s goal is to ensure his patients appear – and feel – natural and rejuvenated after surgery. He believes it is well worth the extra effort it takes to avoid leaving the clear signs of conventional facial plastic surgery.