Southdale Eye Clinic


Southdale Eye Clinic

6533 Drew Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

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  952-924-4021
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Raymond C. Croissant, M.D.
Medical/Surgical Practice

Raymond CroissantDr. Croissant is a comprehensive ophthalmologist who performs diagnostic, preventive, and routine eye exams, and treats most eye diseases. His areas of special interest are cataracts and implants, refractive surgery and LASIK, and prevention and control of glaucoma.

Refractive surgery and LASIK have rapidly developed into state-of-the-art technology, offering exciting results to properly selected patients. While the procedures work for many individuals, each patient must be carefully examined and must deliberately consider the risk/benefit factors before committing to having the treatments. Dr. Croissant and his staff emphasize educating the patients about the pros and cons of refractive surgery. He has been performing LASIK since early 1999.

Like refractive surgery, cataract surgery and implants are microsurgical techniques. Currently, Dr. Croissant utilizes the clear cornea, suture less technique, spherical and toric implants, and topical anesthesia (as opposed to injecting Novocain-like medicines.)

Glaucoma is almost always silent and can seriously damage vision unless it is detected early. Many treatments are now available, including numerous eye drops, laser, and microsurgery. Each patient must be carefully monitored for response to treatment. The doctor must be ever-vigilant for the need to change treatment modalities if the condition changes.

Dr. Croissant operates primarily at Fairview Southdale Hospital.

The American Board of Ophthalmology has certified Dr. Croissant. He has served as a director on the State Affairs Committee of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and was Minnesota’s Councilor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He is on the Board of Directors of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and has served as that organization’s president for a number of years.

EDUCATION
Dr. Croissant graduated from Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. At Western Reserve he was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha, the Honor Medical Society.

After an internship in Cleveland, Ohio, he joined the U.S. Public Health Service, Division of Tuberculosis Control. He was assigned to Puerto Rico where he spent two very rewarding years treating tuberculosis patients. Dr. Croissant especially enjoyed the opportunity to live in a Latin American culture and to learn the Spanish language.

Dr. Croissant completed a four-year course of study in the specialty of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota, and then he joined Southdale Eye Clinic. Board Certification was granted shortly after.

PERSONAL
Dr. Croissant is a long-time resident of the Twin Cities. He was born in New England and was the eldest of eight children. His father was an officer in the U.S. Army, so his boyhood was spent all over the U.S. from New England to California. He went to Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he majored in biology and minored in chemistry. For a foreign language he studied Italian, the language of his mother’s family. At Western Reserve he was elected to Beta Beta Beta, the biology honorary, and to Phi Sigma Lota, the Romance language honorary. He also was a starter on the school’s football team, playing offensive guard and linebacker.

He met his wife, Mara, in college and they were married after his 2nd year of medical school. Mara is a registered nurse. They have two grown daughters, Christine and Lisa, and three young grandchildren.

Dr. Croissant enjoys outdoor sports, skiing, his Northwoods cabin in winter and summer, and working with his computer.


Martin B. Kaplan, M.D.

Martin KaplanDr. Kaplan has practiced comprehensive Ophthalmology and Ophthalmic surgery for over 30 years. His practice includes treatment of medical eye diseases, surgical and laser treatment of Glaucoma, and cataract and refractive surgery. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is certified by VISX® on their state of the art laser for refractive surgery.

Dr. Kaplan grew up in the Twin Cities, earning his medical degree from the University of Minnesota.He received his Ophthalmology training at the internationally recognized Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia.He also served in the United States Air Force as a Flight Surgeon for the USAF Thunderbird aerial demonstration team.

Dr. Kaplan served on the steering committee involved in the development of the Phillips Eye Institute and is presently on staff at that facility, as well as at Fairview Southdale Hospital. He was on the board of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology for many years and served as president from 1992-1993. He has received the Physician Recognition Award from the American Medical Association every year since 1970. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, a member of the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, and is an Adjunct Professor of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.


Dorothy J. Horns, M.D.

Dorothy HornDr. Horns practices general, comprehensive, and consultative ophthalmology and ophthalmic surgery.  She specializes in glaucoma and surgery of the anterior segment, and has been performing surgery and laser surgery for more than thirty years.

Dr. Horns received her undergraduate degree magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School.  She is one of seven members of her family to have graduated from the U of M Medical School (a real family affair!).  At medical school she was elected to membership in the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society her junior year, and she received three of the four prizes awarded at graduation.  She completed her medical internship at the University of California San Francisco (one of the most prestigious programs in the country) before training in ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School's world famous Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.  She also completed her graduate fellowship training specializing in glaucoma and diseases of the anterior segment at Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Horns is Board Certified in Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology, and the Minnesota Academy of Medicine (the oldest medical group in the state).  She is on the staff of Phillips Eye Institute, Abbott Northwestern Hospital, and Fairview Southdale Hospital.  She has been on the faculty of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota Medical School for thirty years and currently holds the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor.  She has served on multiple professional committees and boards of professional organizations and has taught students in many settings over the years.  She has been selected to help ensure the high quality of future ophthalmologists by serving as an examiner for the American Board of Ophthalmology. 

Dr. Horns, whose father, Richard C. Horns, MD was a well known and well respected ophthalmologist, grew up in the Twin Cities.  After managing her own practice, at first with her father and then on her own for several years, she joined Southdale Eye Clinic in 1998.  She has many multigenerational families of patients who have relied on her skilled, knowledgeable, and caring approach to ophthalmic care for many years.

In addition to her medical duties, Dr. Horns has served on the boards of Alpha Epsilon Iota medical sorority, the Minnesota Opera, and the Schubert Club, and was president of the University of Minnesota Medical School Alumni Society for several years in the 1990s.


Nathan B. Reader, M.D. 

Nathan ReaderNathan Reader, M.D. practices comprehensive ophthalmology and has experience with the diagnosis and treatment of eye disease including medical and laser treatment of retinal disease. He has extensive training in cataract, lens implant, laser, glaucoma, and other anterior segment surgery. Dr. Reader is certified to perform custom LASIK vision correction surgery using the VISX excimer laser and the iLASIK platform.. Dr. Reader also has a special interest in eyelid and upper facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Reader graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Biochemistry. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the top ranked medical schools in the country. While there, he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. Dr. Reader completed an internship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, followed by residency in ophthalmology at the University of Minnesota where he won the oculoplastics award, given to the resident who has shown outstanding skills and aptitude in the areas of ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery. He has done research in the areas of eye movement disorders, neurology, genetics, and fluid mechanics.

Dr. Reader is a board certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is also a member of the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and the Minnesota Medical Association. He lives in Bloomington with his wife and two sons


Erin G. Leverentz, M.D.

Erin LeverentzDr. Leverentz graduated from Duke University, Magna cum Laude, with a BS in Biology and Chemistry. She received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School. While there, she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.

Dr. Leverentz completed an internship at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in Wisconsin, followed by residency in Ophthalmology at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. Dr. Leverentz then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Ophthalmology and Adult Strabismus at the University of Wisconsin Hospital & Clinics.

>Dr. Leverentz practices Comprehensive Ophthalmologywith an interest in Cataract Surgery and sub-specialty in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus.

Dr. Leverentz looks forward to earning your trust and respect by providing you and your patients outstanding eye care in a timely and compassionate manner.


Jonathan H. Engman, M.D.

Jonathan EngmanJonathan H. Engman, M.D. practices comprehensive ophthalmology and has a special interest in cataract and refractive surgery. He enjoys seeing patients with all types of eye diseases including cataracts, diabetes, macular degeneration, glaucoma and dry eye. He sees patients for eye emergencies and provides routine eye care as well. He is certified to perform CustomVue LASIK and PRK using the VISX laser. He was board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology in 2006. He has been featured in the "Top Doctor" issue of the Minneapolis/St. Paul magazine.

After graduating from Gustavus Adolphus College, Dr. Engman took a year off and spent time doing research at the University of Minnesota and volunteering at a hospice in Jerusalem. He returned to the University of Minnesota to complete his medical degree where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. His residency in Ophthalmology was also completed at the University of Minnesota. Following residency he spent 6 years at HealthPartners providing medical and surgical eye care.

Dr. Engman is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and serves on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology.

Outside of work, Dr. Engman enjoys spending time with his wife Kristin, two daughters and their yellow lab


Peter A. Mellema, M.D.

Peter MellemaDr. Mellema completed his medical degree at the University of Minnesota  where he subsequently completed his residency in ophthalmology after  internship at Hennepin County Medical Center.  He is board certified by the American board of Ophthalmology. He worked in Duluth as a comprehensive ophthalmologist for close to eight years, where he gained valuable experience treating a wide array of eye disease and trauma both medically and surgically.

He decided to relocate with his wife and two children back to the Twin Cities area and join Southdale Eye clinic.   He plans to see patients for both routine eye care and eye emergencies. He has special interest in cataract and refractive surgery, laser for vitreous floaters, functional eyelid surgery, and a wide variety of other eye disease management.

He looks forward to the opportunity to serve as your ophthalmologist, and  his goal is to treat all his patients as he would treat his own family.


Carroll D. Rund, M.D.

Dr. Rund

Dr Rund received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. He got his BS in Medicine Degree at the same school, at the time only a two year medical school, and completed his M.D. degree at the University of Minnesota. He did his internship at St Paul-Ramsey Hospital, now Regions Hospital.

>Dr Rund served 2 years in the medical division of the U.S. Coast Guard. Following his military obligation he did his ophthalmology residency at the University of Minnesota under John E. Harris, M.D. Department Chair. During his senior residency year, he was invited to join the faculty of the Joint Commission for Allied Health and teach ophthalmology tech students, something he continued to do for many years locally, regionally and nationally.

Dr Rund is board certified in ophthalmology and practiced general comprehensive ophthalmology for 30 years in Menomonie, Wisconsin, where he introduced small incision phacoemulsification cataract surgery and intraocular lens implant surgery in addition to many other “firsts” for that part of Wisconsin. While in practice there he was a clinical faculty member of the University of Minnesota, teaching medical students and ophthalmology residents. He is now Clinical Professor Emeritus. He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Educational Study Association for the St. Paul-Ramsay Hospital Ophthalmic Technician School - 1982 until late 1990s when it ceased operation. Dr Rund is a member of the national peer organization American Academy of Ophthalmology, the Minnesota Academy of Ophthalmology and the Wisconsin Academy of Ophthalmology, where he served on its Board of Directors from its founding until 2001. Dr Rund is a past member of the Wisconsin Peer Organization (WIPRO). He retired from full time practice in 2003. After finding that retirement wasn’t for him, he went back to work part-time doing locum tenums in various Minnesota locations. He joined Southdale Eye Clinic in the fall of 2011.

His main hobby is music and he plays tuba in two concert bands in Wisconsin, one being the Ludington Guard Band, founded in 1888, and the oldest continually performing concert band in the state of Wisconsin. He was president of the band from 1985-2017. He also plays in two small combo groups, one being The White Pine Ramblers, a Dixieland band, and the other being the Red Cedar Mudcats, an old time music group. He has also played in a number of brass ensembles.

Dr Rund has two married daughters and has 4 very active grandchildren, two boys and two girls. Dr Rund is a 40 plus year member of the Rotary Club of Menomonie, WI, a past president of that service club and a past member of the Rotary District 6250 Advisory Committee.

He decided to relocate with his wife and two children back to the Twin Cities area and join Southdale Eye clinic.   He plans to see patients for both routine eye care and eye emergencies. He has special interest in cataract and refractive surgery, laser for vitreous floaters, functional eyelid surgery, and a wide variety of other eye disease management.

He looks forward to the opportunity to serve as your ophthalmologist, and  his goal is to treat all his patients as he would treat his own family.


Mark L. Norman III, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
January 2000 - Retired July 2016

Mark Norman

 

 

 

 


Leslie W. Jacobson, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1965 - Retired July 2012
Leslie Jacobson

 

 

 

 


N. J. Haddad, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1973 - Retired August 2011

NJ Haddad

 

 

 

 

 

 


Stephen B. Leverentz, M.D.
Southdale Eye Clinic
Practice History
June 1979 - Retired March 2011

Stephen Leverentz


 

 

 

 

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