Elizabeth Martin, MD, joined the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Ophthalmology in 2018 as an assistant professor of clinical ophthalmology with a focus in glaucoma.
Martin began her eye-care career working as an ophthalmic technician for a glaucoma practice in her home state of Washington. That work inspired her to go to medical school.
She’s most interested in saving patients’ sight—especially in those who are aging.
As people climb into their golden years, so much is changing for seniors, Martin said. Their bones and muscles might get weaker; the technology that surrounds them might advance outside their understanding. They’re losing touch and losing their independence.
“So, their sight is vital to maintain their quality of life and their way of life,” Martin said. “That’s really important.”
Treating glaucoma means treating the same patient four or five times a year, sometimes for decades. This means doctors and patients can build strong and meaningful relationships. And for Martin, that’s what makes practicing in this area of health care so special.
Martin attended medical school at the University of Washington in Seattle. She completed her residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago and a fellowship at the Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.
She’s pleased to now be in Indianapolis helping young doctors grow and develop the skills that will lead to better eye care in the future.