Sloan W. Rush, M.D.
Cornea, Cataract, Lens Implant Surgery & Refractive Surgery
Dr. Sloan W. Rush (“Dr. Sloan”) was born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Amarillo since early childhood. Dr. Sloan graduated valedictorian at Tascosa High School and attended college at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX where he earned a B.S. in Mathematics and was a collegiate tennis player. The stay continued in San Antonio for four more years of medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center – San Antonio. Dr. Sloan then returned back to the Texas Panhandle for one year of internship in Internal Medicine with Texas Tech – Amarillo at both Northwest Texas Hospital and the Thomas E. Creek Veterans Hospital. Dr. Sloan then began ophthalmology residency with Texas Tech Health Sciences Center in Lubbock and served as chief resident during his final year of residency. Finally, before returning back home, Dr. Sloan completed a Fellowship to further refine his training in the areas of Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery at the prestigious Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon where he trained under world renowned corneal specialists and researched new cutting edge “femtosecond” laser technology and its applications to corneal transplantation. Dr. Sloan’s research has been published in prominent ophthalmologic scientific journals.
Dr. Sloan is committed to providing the highest level of patient care with compassion and integrity. He feels extremely blessed to be able to bring the latest and the newest cutting edge technology in the areas of Cornea and Refractive Surgery back home to Amarillo and to Panhandle Eye Group. Since returning to Amarillo in the summer of 2010, Dr. Sloan has been the leader and the first person in the area to perform the latest and most advanced corneal surgical techniques and procedures including: Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK, a type of partial thickness corneal transplant), deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK, a type of partial thickness corneal transplant), “femtosecond” laser LASIK (“blade-less” LASIK), keratolimbal allografting (KLAL, a corneal stem cell transplant), keratoprosthesis (K-Pro or “prosthetic” cornea), corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and liquid nitrogen cryotherapy on the ocular surface. Dr. Sloan is dedicated to continue to bring in the most advanced technology to better care for patients right here in the Texas Panhandle.
Dr. Sloan has committed his life to Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and views this as the most significant event in his life. He has been passionate about serving the Lord on medical mission trips. He has traveled multiple times to Mexico and Central America to serve and glorify God in this capacity and, God-willing, plans to continue to do so in the future. Dr. Sloan enjoys tennis, basketball, snow skiing, the outdoors, hiking, reading and spending time with his family. He is blessed with a lovely wife, Jennifer, and two magnificent children, Emmie and True.
Sloan W. Rush, M.D., specializes in cornea, cataract, lens implant surgery and LASIK.