Kefla Brown, OD, MS

Director of Pediatric Optometric Services

Dr. Brown is certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry for treatment and management of ocular disease and holds an optometric license with therapeutic privileges in Louisiana. She has been in practice for 15 years and provides services to children of all ages and abilities. She joined the Ochsner staff in 2001.

Dr. Brown is the only full time Pediatric optometrist in the New Orleans area that sees exclusively children. Dr. Brown is familiar with the ocular system as it relates to systemic, metabolic, neurologic, and genetic conditions. Her services also provide a necessary component to concussion care in addition to different types of eye injuries and ocular diseases. Dr. Brown’s office, style of care and exam are tailored to the pediatric population, including teenagers and young adults. She also has a wealth of experience with the special needs population, and enjoys caring for those who are differently abled.

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