Congratulations to Dr. Jaime Jiménez on his 25 years of dedicated service to the patients of Southern Eye Center!
Dr. Jiménez was the first full-time vitreoretinal specialist in Southern Mississippi and has been caring for patients at Southern Eye Center since 1992. As a fellowship trained physician, he has provided over 50,000 procedures and was named a “Mississippi Healthcare Hero” in 2011.
Acknowledged by his patients and colleagues as a dedicated leader in his profession, Dr. Jiménez makes patients feel at ease during procedures. He has a high level of patient care and satisfaction, and his involvement doesn’t stop at the clinic doors. Outside of work, Dr. Jiménez is deeply connected to his community and is passionate about the arts.
We honor and congratulate Dr. Jiménez for achieving this 25-year milestone and we look forward to many more years to come!
The Fellowship Difference
At Southern Eye Center our doctors are all fellowship-trained. Fellowship-trained doctors receive specialized education and surgical experience. For us “fellowship-trained” means passionate doctors who connect with patients on a personal level.
Dr. Jiménez is a vitreoretinal specialist, but he is also a father, grandfather, and musician.
Stories are part of fellowship. Get to know our fellowship-trained doctors.
The cornerstone was officially set on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at Southern Eye Center’s newest location in Laurel, Mississippi. Construction is underway and the practice’s third location is scheduled to open summer next year. The new office will be Southern Eye Center’s second satellite location. The flagship office is located in Hattiesburg with another satellite location in Picayune.
For more than 30 years, the surgeons of Southern Eye Center have focused on one goal – to help as many people as they can enjoy life with better vision.
It is this mission that guided Dr. Lynn McMahan, founder of Southern Eye Center, to introduce a program that helps those who meet the visual and financial requirements have cataract surgery at no cost.
The program coincides with national Make a Difference Day on October 21, one of the largest annual single days of service nationwide. Since 1992, volunteers and communities have come together on Make a Difference Day with a single purpose: to improve the lives of others.
Once again, Southern Eye Center is partnering with optometrists from across the Pine Belt to improve the lives of many cataract patients who would not be able to afford the procedure otherwise.
Optometrists have been asked to refer qualifying patients, who are struggling with the onset of cataracts. These patients will benefit from free cataract procedures, performed by a Southern Eye Center surgeon on Make a Difference Day.
“The community is our mission field,” said Dr. Kiper Nelson, chief cataract surgeon at Southern Eye Center. “Participating in Make a Difference Day is a blessing to each of us. Being a part of the life-changing procedures for these deserving patients is truly an honor.”
Latin Grammy-nominee Adonis Gonzalez’ playing has been described as “elegant and of highest virtuosity.” Come hear him perform Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the FestivalSouth Orchestral Academy Orchestra.
$1 Million Gift from an Alumnus Endows Professorship, Boosts Campaign Past $232 Million Mark
A gift of $1 million from an alumnus of the residency program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has funded a new endowed professorship in pediatric ophthalmology as part of the comprehensive campaign to support the Medical Center.
Kiper Nelson, M.D., who completed his residency training in ophthalmology at Wake Forest Baptist in 2000, and his wife, Laura Lee Nelson, made the gift to endow the Laura Lee and Kiper C. Nelson, M.D., Professorship in Pediatric Ophthalmology.
Grey Weaver Jr., M.D., associate professor of ophthalmology at the Wake Forest Baptist Eye Center, was honored as the first recipient of the Nelson Professorship.
By Mark Thornton
People who travel down West 10th Street in Laurel this month will see dirt work and construction beginning on a big project. In January, passersby will see a sprawling new building there. And after that, people who walk out of that building will be seeing everything clearer.
Hattiesburg, MS – April 20, 2016 – Southern Eye Center surgeon, Dr. Kiper Nelson, Wake Forest Alumni, along with his wife Laura Lee Nelson, recently made a generous donation to Wake Forest Eye Center at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.