Dr. Oswald is board certified in Ophthalmology and has been in private practice as a comprehensive ophthalmologist for 20 years. He treats medical and surgical diseases of the eye with special emphasis on cataract surgery.
Dr. Oswald was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and completed medical school at LSU Medical center in New Orleans. He completed his ophthalmology residency at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore and has been in private practice since then.
He is currently in practice in western North Carolina. Dr. Oswald is a fellow of the American Board of Ophthalmology and is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery.
In his spare time, Dr. Oswald enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, traveling, and amateur astronomy.
Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Asheville Eye Associates – Sylva, NC
Ophthalmology Consultant at GlaxoSmithKline
Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Williamson Allemond Regional Eye Center – Zachary, LA
Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Piedmont Health Care – Statesville, NC
Private Practice Ophthalmologist at Mountain Eye Associates – Clyde, NC
Private Practice Ophthalmologist at MCOA – San Antonio, TX
License and Certification
Board Certified in Comprehensive Ophthalmology
Awards and Accomplishments
Alpha Omega Alpha
Medical Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa – 1991
Alpha Epsilon Delta – Pre-Med Honor Society
Outstanding College Students of America
Phi Eta Sigma – Freshman Honor Society
Gamma Beta Phi – Freshman Honor Society
Dean’s List 1986 – 1991
American Academy of Ophthalmology
American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
North Carolina Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons
North Carolina Medical Society
Louisiana State Medical Society
1998 ARVO (The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Comparison of Peribulbar versus Topical Anesthesia in Clear Cornea Phacoemulsification) (M.R. Oswald, H.R. Katz, L.S. Snyder)
1998 ARVO Topical Ciprofloxacin 1.3% Compared to Topical Ofloxacin 0.3% in the Early Treatment of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Keratitis in a Rabbit Model. (SE Laborwit, HR Katz, MJ Hirschbein, MR Oswald, LS Snyder)
1998 ARVO (The Learning Curve for Conversion from Scleral Tunnel to Clear Cornea Phacoemulsification) (L.S. Snyder, H.R. Katz, M.R. Oswald)
1999 ARVO (Risk Factors in Corneal Transplant Rejection) (M.R. Oswald, H.R. Katz)
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