Dr. Magdalena “Maggie” Shuler is a highly trained, board-certified retina specialist serving the retina care needs of adult and pediatric patients in Northwest Florida, including offices in Panama City and Panama City Beach, Florida. Dr. Shuler is especially experienced in pediatric eye care and treating retinal detachments, including detachments in diabetic patients.
Having trained at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the country’s premier ophthalmology residency program, and completed her fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital, one of the most respected and competitive retina programs in the U.S., Dr. Shuler offers patients advanced knowledge, immense surgical skill and unmatched compassion.
Dr. Shuler has witnessed great strides during her tenure as a retina specialist, and she believes the best is yet to come. She takes great pride in being part of a highly respected retina community, as well as in helping improve people’s quality of life.
Inspired to Help People
“I became inspired to become a doctor because I wanted to help people. My mother had a very rare eye problem diagnosed at the Emory Eye Center when I was working on my PhD in genetics and molecular biology. When I returned to medical school for the clinical portion of my MD/PhD, I rotated in ophthalmology and fell in love with the specialty—realizing its tremendous potential for helping patients. God granted me with excellent surgical skills and acumen. I’m thrilled to be able to use that to help save patients’ vision.”
A Passion for Pediatrics
“Pediatric Retina has always been a special interest to me. Not many retina doctors in the country specialize in caring for this vulnerable portion of our society. While I was in my fellowship at the Wills Eye Hospital, I had the opportunity to work with Dr. Bill Tasman and Dr. Arch McNamara. Since we were a tertiary care referral hospital for the Northeast, we saw and took care of many surgical pediatric patients. While in private practice, I am still active in caring for these patients by screening and treating for retinopathy of prematurity at our local NICU.”
Dedication to Saving Sight
“Complex retinal detachments and diabetic retinal detachments are still an unfortunate occurrence in every retina practice. I have special interest in working to salvage whatever vision we can from these very complex cases.”
“I take the time to talk to my patients and their families. Because many retina patients have chronic conditions that require ongoing treatment, I get to really know my patients and think of them like family. We get to rejoice in their ups and pray with them during their downs, but we always treat patients as we would want our family member treated.”
“I am very proud of my family, my husband Dr. Bud Shuler and my two daughters. This is my most meaningful accomplishment.”
- Undergraduate Degree – Emory College – Atlanta, GA
- Medical Degree – Emory University School of Medicine – Atlanta, GA
- Internship – Georgia Baptist Medical Center, Atlanta – GA
- Residency in Ophthalmology – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute – Miami, FL
- Fellowship in Vitreoretinal Surgery – Wills Eye Hospital – Philadelphia, PA
“Because patients with chronic retinal conditions often require ongoing treatments, I really get to know my patients and think of them as family.”
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