May 10, 2007

Arthur Joseph dela Houssaye Named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Opthalmology

Houma, LA…May 10, 2007–Arthur Jospeh dela Houssaye, MD, Medical Director of SEECA has been named Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year in Opthalmology. While inclusion in Cambridge Who's Who Registry is an honor, only one member in each discipline is named the Cambridge Who's Who Professional of the Year. The Cambridge Who's Who selection committee hand picks these special Who's Who honorees based on their accomplishments, academic achievement, leadership and service.

dela Houssaye specializes in ReZoom cataract surgery. In 1997, “Dr. D,” as he is known to patients, was the first resident at Ochsner to perform Clear Cornea Cataract Surgery, the advanced technique used during the ReZoom cataract procedure. Since that time, Dr. D has made numerous improvements in the technique, making him one of the most proficient cataract surgeons in the world. Dr. D invented and patented the "Laser Guided True Scan,” a device that dramatically improves the calculated lens power in ReZoom cataract surgery. Dr. D invented and copyrighted a computerized medical software program called SEECA EMR. This technology increases Dr. D's access to valuable information in the operating room, which improves the safety of the cataract procedure. SEECA is medical practice that utilizes an advanced electronic medical records system.

dela Houssaye earned a Bachelors Degree from Louisiana State University while on the Chancellor's Scholarship and also attended Harvard. He then attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine on a Board of Supervisors Scholarship and graduated with honors. Dr. D's research publications have appeared in Life Science Journal and he won the Louisiana State University Research Award. Dr. D is a board certified surgeon in ophthalmology and a member of numerous medical societies. In 2004, he was named Patriotic Citizen of the year for donating more than $100,000 in free eye care to local veterans and their families. In 2005, Consumer's Research Council of America named Dr. D as one of "America's Top Ophthalmologists.”