Since graduating with her medical degree in 1979, Dr. Ludwig has dedicated her career to improving children’s eye health by advancing research, developing surgical techniques, and helping young patients conquer vision challenges. With August being Healthy Children’s Eye Health Month, there’s no better time to emphasize Dr. Ludwig’s achievements and continued commitment to Eye Center South’s youngest visitors.
A Long History of Pediatric Care
Early in her career, Dr. Ludwig accepted a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at The Children’s National Hospital of Washington, D.C., and has remained dedicated to providing groundbreaking pediatric care ever since. In 2000, Dr. Ludwig was elected into the American Ophthalmological Society and later the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, among others.
Dr. Ludwig has been the Pediatric Director of Ophthalmology and Strabismus for Eye Center South since 1991. She resides in Nashville, Tennessee, but provides care to our youngest patients in Dothan, Alabama; Panama City, Florida; and Destin, Florida.
Advancing Research in Children’s Vision
Alongside serving patients, Dr. Ludwig has sought to share her experience with the medical community, publishing numerous ophthalmological papers and becoming a respected lecturer at scientific meetings.
In May 2020, Dr. Ludwig authored and published the textbook, Strabismus Surgery, Innovative and Classic Approaches, which now serves as a training manual for medical students and practicing ophthalmologists.
Putting Pediatric Patients at Ease
Being a premier ophthalmologist makes Dr. Ludwig successful as a surgeon, but it’s her love for children that has made her one of the most well-respected pediatric professionals in the industry. Dr. Ludwig takes great care in explaining procedures to young patients and often uses the diagrams from her book to walk them through the surgery and put their fears at ease.
Dr. Ludwig is as passionate about sharing her medical knowledge with the ophthalmologist community as she is in favor of teaching parents and children about the importance of vision health.
Tackling Vision Challenges Early On
Genetics and other risk factors can impact a child’s vision and, in turn, hinder their development. Schools may screen for vision problems, but those exams aren’t comprehensive enough to detect real issues.
Early intervention is key to preventing and correcting vision problems in children before they become worse, so schedule a professional eye exam for your kids at least once a year.
If you have a young child who may need eye surgery, call Eye Center South to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ludwig and learn why she is one of the leading ophthalmologists in the region.