Dr. Fullmer is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in treating complex cataracts, pediatric eye diseases, eyelid surgeries and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery.
Dr. Fullmer was born and raised in Southeastern Idaho. After graduating from Madison High School, He served a two year mission in Madrid, Spain for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After returning from his mission, he graduated from BYU. He graduated Alpha Omega Alpha from the University of Utah Medical School. After medical school, he completed his internship at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane Washington.
Dr. Fullmer completed his residency at the Dean Mcgee Eye Institute in Oklahoma City. The Dean McGee Eye Institute has been recognized as one of the top ophthalmology training programs in the country due to the expertise of the supervising surgeons and physicians, the extremely high volume of surgery performed during residency, and the quality of education and research.
Dr. Fullmer is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with expertise in treating complex cataracts, pediatric eye diseases, eyelid surgeries and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. Dr. Fullmer currently lives in the Rexburg area with his wife and 6 children.
Modern cataract surgery involves the removal of the cataract or cloudy natural lens from within the eye and the implantation of an artificial lens.
Diabetes is the leading cause of visual impairment in the United States among patients below the age of 50.
With a careful history of symptoms, the right diagnostic tests, and a thorough eye examination, a treatment regimen can be created to offer relief.
Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment for glaucoma is essential in preventing vision loss.
Damage to different parts of the cornea caused by injury or disease can often be corrected with specialized procedures including corneal transplants.
The retina is an extremely important part of your eye and is also susceptible to many different diseases and conditions like retinal detachments, diabetic retinopathy, and flashes and floaters.
Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss in older patients. It results in the loss of central vision due to damage to the retina and the support structures of the retina.
Many people occasionally see some floating material in their vision. This may appear as a dot, a translucent short string, or a “tadpole”. These floaters are often seen only under bright lighting circumstances, for example, against snow or a bright sky or a white ceiling.
Plastic reconstructive surgery of the eyelids is performed by an oculoplastic surgeon and is not only for cosmetic purposes.