In keeping with our ongoing commitment to providing the very best in eye care, Mann Eye Institute and Laser Centers is proud to welcome Caroline M. Schmidt, M.D., to our team of dedicated ophthalmic specialists. Dr. Schmidt specializes in glaucoma treatment and surgery, cataract evaluation and surgery, including premium intraocular lens implantation, comprehensive eye examinations, and treatment of diabetic eye disease.
Dr. Schmidt attended the University of Notre Dame and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry. Next, Dr. Schmidt earned her Doctor of Medicine degree at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, MI. She stayed in Ann Arbor to complete her Internship at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital. After that, she moved to Houston to complete her Ophthalmology residency at the Baylor College of Medicine’s Cullen Eye Institute. Following residency, she stayed at Baylor College of Medicine to complete a Glaucoma fellowship, specializing in cataract and glaucoma surgery, including trabeculectomy, tube shunt, and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
During her training, Dr. Schmidt received the prestigious Resident Excellence Award from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons for her research in patients who had undergone both cornea and glaucoma surgery. She also received the Goar Award for Outstanding Resident Research from Baylor College of Medicine for her research in cataract surgical outcomes. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Glaucoma Society, and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.