Dr. Evan Schoenberg of Georgia Eye Partners and Dr. Paul Walia of Georgia Retina

Dr. Evan Schoenberg of Georgia Eye Partners and Dr. Paul Walia of Georgia Retina

On February 10, we’re joined by Dr. Evan Schoenberg of Georgia Eye Partners and Dr. Paul Walia of Georgia Retina.

Evan Schoenberg, M.D.

Dr. Evan Schoenberg is a highly respected board certified, fellowship trained ophthalmologist who specializes in cataract surgery, refractive surgery including LASIK and lens exchange, advanced corneal transplantation, corneal crosslinking, and management of complex corneal disease.

Utilizing all available presbyopia and astigmatism correcting lens technology as well as the latest in bladeless LASIK and Advanced Surface Ablation refractive surgery, he applies his passion for cutting-edge technology and technique to achieve the best possible results.  He rejects one-size-fits-all approaches and works with patients to make choices tailored to their individual visual goals.

Dr. Schoenberg participated in the FDA trials for corneal crosslinking in the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia and leads Georgia Eye Partners’ corneal crosslinking clinic.

He is one of only a handful of doctors in Georgia with extensive experience performing Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), an ultra-thin partial thickness corneal transplant for the treatment of Fuchs’ Dystrophy and other corneal diseases. He offers his patients this most advanced, cutting-edge procedure which provides better vision, faster recovery, and lower rejection rates than any other transplant. He also performs Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), keratoprostheses, and traditional full thickness corneal transplants.

A summa cum laude graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, with a B.S. degree in neuroscience and a minor in computer science, Dr. Schoenberg earned his Doctor of Medicine degree at Emory University. He then completed a medical internship and ophthalmology residency at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he served as chief resident. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in corneal transplantation, refractive surgery, and external ophthalmic disease at the prestigious Price Vision Group in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Dr. Schoenberg is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Georgia Society of Ophthalmology, the Cornea Society, and the Refractive Surgery Alliance; he has authored numerous research publications and presents at national ophthalmic meetings. He is dedicated to excellent, compassionate patient care.

Dr. Schoenberg welcomes new patients at our Northside, Johns Creek, and Woodstock locations.

Paul Walia, M.D.

Dr. Walia was born in Houston, Texas and grew up in Tampa, Florida. He completed his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and attended medical school at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa. Dr. Walia performed his ophthalmology residency at Emory University School of Medicine and later successfully completed a vitreoretinal fellowship at the Barnes Retina Institute/Retina Consultants of St. Louis.

Dr. Walia chose his particular specialty due to the complexity and delicacy of retinal surgery. When asked about the most rewarding aspect of his career, Dr. Walia notes that restoring sight to patients who have lost vision from blinding retinal diseases is at the top of his list. Although Dr. Walia has treated many patients during his tenure as an ophthalmologist, providing care to U.S. veterans at the Atlanta Veteran Affairs Medical Center has left a lasting impact on him. Dr. Walia also treated Atlanta’s underserved at Grady Memorial Hospital, which was both a humbling and inspiring experience.

Dr. Walia has extensively published research in prominent peer-reviewed medical journals and presented his work at national and international meetings. He has authored book chapters and has been involved in numerous clinical research trials. Dr. Walia’s clinical interests include macular surgery, diabetic retinopathy, retinal vascular disorders, age-related macular degeneration, retinal detachment, endophthalmitis, complications of anterior segment surgery, hereditary vitreoretinal diseases, ocular trauma, and posterior segment uveitis/inflammation.

Dr. Walia enjoys spending time with his wife, Ashlee, and his family. When he is not treating patients, Dr. Walia enjoys international travel and the culinary arts. He is an avid sports fan and appreciates being outdoors.