Lane Douglas Ulrich, MD


Lane Douglas Ulrich, MD


Lane Douglas Ulrich, MD

As a comprehensive ophthalmologist Dr. Ulrich provides for a wide spectrum of eye care extending from the need for glasses and care of dry eyes to cataract surgery, early diabetic eye disease and medical glaucoma. Clinically, Dr. Ulrich provides care to those patients in need of general eye care. This includes diagnosis and management of cataracts, refractive error, glaucoma, diseases of the anterior segment and diabetic retinopathy screening. Chief among his clinical interests is that of cataract surgery. In July of 2005 Dr. Ulrich assumed the residency program directorship. In this challenging time of academic medicine the most prominent push from the ACGME is the measurement of the core competencies. One of the first projects he undertook was to establish a standard set of instruments to evaluate these. The residency manual was made into a living document by being placed on-line so that policy changes can be posted upon their being instituted. He has meetings with the residents as a group after grand rounds several times a month to review items of importance and to hear the residents perspective on things. Additionally, in the first year of his directorship the library was updated, a surgical skills lab and course was established, and a practice management lecture series was instituted. Beyond his clinical practice Dr. Ulrich was involved in research in the diabetic retinopathy screening arena. When he first joined the ophthalmic team in July of 2000 there were very few off-the-shelf digital retinal screening systems available for mobile use. He devoted much time to the development of hardware and computer software solutions producing an effective system for mobile retinopathy screening. In conjunction with the efforts of the Community Health Outreach Program of the Medical College of Georgia this system was deployed into primary care provider offices and other centers throughout 16 counties in East Georgia. While it is no longer in operating it resulted in the identification of many patients with untreated and visually threatening retinopathy and macular edema. Additionally, he has been involved in international ophthalmology traveling to Mombasa, Kenya as well as to Hauna Village, Papua New Guinea. There are many people throughout the world who do not have access to the common vision restoring procedures of western society. Finally information technology is an area in which Dr. Ulrich finds himself drawn tremendously and through this he seeks to improve efficiency in the department clinically as well as within the residency program. This is done through database development and deployment to automate many processes.

  • Clinical Interests

    Glasses, cataracts,
    routine eye examinations,
    medical glaucoma and screening,
    diabetic eye examination, dry eyes.

  • Research Interests

    Diabetic retinopathy screening.

  • Other Info

    Dr. Ulrich practice provides diagnosis and management of cataracts, refractive error, glaucoma, diseases of the anterior segment and diabetic retinopathy screening.

  • Philosophy of Care

    Augusta University is a world-class health care network offering the most comprehensive care in the region, where your health is our priority. As leaders in patient- and family-centered care, our physicians partner with our patients, their families, and other specialty physicians to provide an unmatched level of care. As the only academic medical center in the area, our patients receive the compassionate care they deserve along with leading-edge research and technologies not found anywhere else in the region.

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Residency Program Director

Associate Professor of Ophthalmology


American Board of Ophthalmology - Certified, 2001

Education and Training

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia - 1996

Internship: Medical College of Georgia - 1997

Residency: Medical College of Georgia - 2000

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Dr. Ulrich’s Reviews

May 20, 2024

Good Doctor

May 17, 2024

I have already recommended this provider to my friend. She is also very satisfied with this provider.

May 2, 2024

This is a new eye doctor for me, Dr. Lane Ulrich and he was very concerned about my eye care. His service was excellent.

April 29, 2024

Dr. Ulrich was a nice, knowledgeable physician. I think whoever screens and hires AU doctors, nurses, front desk receptionists, and other employees do a great job! I have had many appointments here in xxx years and just can't believe how wonderful and competent everyone has been. Before coming to AU, it was not like this, elsewhere. I feel blessed to be here for my medical issues.

April 26, 2024

Very satisfied with care thus far

April 25, 2024

No problem just a check up

March 31, 2024

Excellent care.

March 30, 2024

The doctor called my home 30 minutes after arriving home that I should make my next appointment within the next 3 to 4 months than the previously 12 month visit because he had looked at my eye exam and the pressure in my xxx eye was high.

March 26, 2024

Dr. Ulrich is a very good doctor, easy to speak with and discuss issues with. He spent a good amount of time with me, but, in the end was "rushed" due being behind schedule with his assistant out of the office. I do appreciate the time he was able to spend with me...

March 21, 2024


March 8, 2024

Other than distanceGoid experience

February 23, 2024

He is extremely knowledgeable. His resident would send her family to him. I recommended Dr. Ulrich to both my mom and dad. I've also recommended him to other people. I also know that if he hears of someone having an issue with their eyes, he does his best to get them the help they need at MCG. I saw his current resident. She is graduating in June and is going to make an excellent doctor.

February 8, 2024

The provider is great. The wait times make it hard to commit to continue services. A message for the clinic said: we want you to choose us bc you want to;not bc you have to. If I didn't have to, I would choose to go else where. Costs have me come back to cope with horrible wait times for an appointment and to see the provider once in clinic.

February 7, 2024


February 4, 2024

This was my first visit to this provider.

February 2, 2024

Excellent care by Larry Sims!

January 28, 2024

Dr and resident were both very good communicators

January 12, 2024

Best eye exam I have ever had along with excellent explanation of my eye health. Outstanding!

January 6, 2024

He handles things very professionally

November 16, 2023

Again, excellent care! Next time I will see a different doctor who specializes in my eye issues!!!

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