Meet Dr. D
A. J. dela Houssaye, M.D., known as "Dr. D" to his patients, is the medical director of SEECA and specializes in Premium Lens Cataract Surgery and Refractive Surgery including LASIK and PRK starting at $699 per eye. In 1997, Dr. D 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 ReZoom Cataract Procedure.
Dr. D earned a Bachelors Degree from Louisiana State University while on the Chancellor's Scholarship and attended Harvard. He then attended LSU Medical School 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 LSU Research Award. Dr. D completed a 4-year Ophthalmology residency program at Ochsner in New Orleans where he served as Chief Resident.
Dr. D is a Board Certified Surgeon in Ophthalmology and is a member of numerous medical societies including the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons, and the Louisiana State Medical Society. He is also earned his FACS (Fellow of the American College of Surgeons) designation which is one of the highest ethical designations a surgeon can earn. His education, training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the highest standards established and demanded by the College.
In addition to surgical eyecare, Dr. D also performs in office treatments for Glaucoma, Diabetic Retinopathy and Macular Degeneration. Dr. D also offers many cosmetic procedures including Lid Lifts, Botox, Juvederm Fillers, OBAGI skincare, Vivite Skincare, Latisse eyelash solution, lesion removal, prescription grade chemical peels and much more.
In 2003, Dr. D won Business of the Year for Terrebonne Parish.
In 2004, Dr. D was named Patriotic Citizen of the year for donating a total of over $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".
In 2005, Dr. D was inducted into the Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.
In 2008, Dr. D was appointed by Governor Bobby Jindal to serve on the Louisiana State Medical Advisory Board. Dr. D received this honor after a rigorous vetting process culminating in the Louisiana State Legislature's approval of the appointment. Dr. D is one of only two ophthalmologists to receive this honor.
In 2009, Dr. D received a key to the city from Terrebonne Parish President, Michel Claudet, for his dedication to our community.
In 2010, Dr. D and SEECA won Business of the Year for the second time for Terrebonne Parish.
In 2011, Dr. D and SEECA won The Reader's Choice Awards for Best Eyecare for Terrebonne Parish.