Ronald S. Aslett, M.D.

Ronald S. Aslett, M.D., co-founder of the Aslett-Kurica Eye Center, has been in practice in Ophthalmology serving the River Parishes for over 25 years. Dr. Aslett went to Texas Tech University Medical School in Texas, then completed both an internal medicine residency and an ophthalmology residency at Ochsner Foundation Hospital in New Orleans. His experience is very extensive, ranging from state-of-the-art cataract and refractive laser surgery to in office diagnosis and treatment of diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. He is committed to keeping up with the latest advances in Ophthalmology and has a conservative and thoughtful approach to his patient’s needs.

Dr. Aslett is an avid bicyclist and photographer who enjoys the outdoors.


Philip J. Kurica, M.D.

Philip J. Kurica, M.D., co-founder of the Aslett-Kurica Eye Center, is a native of New Orleans and a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina’s STORM Eye Institute, where he was Chief Resident. He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology.

Dr. Kurica has been in practice for 25 years, all of which has been spent caring for the residents of LaPlace and the surrounding River Parishes. He is an accomplished laser vision correction and cataract surgeon and treats many patients who suffer from diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Dr. Kurica is committed to providing each of his patients with complete and personal eye care in a courteous and caring manner.

Dr. Kurica enjoys fishing and playing golf.

  Daniel K. Kurica, M.D.

Daniel K. Kurica, MD, a native of LaPlace, joined Aslett Kurica Eye Center in July of 2009. He received his doctor of medicine degree from LSU Medical Center in New Orleans in 2005, then completed an internship in Internal Medicine at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans. He completed his ophthalmology residency at the LSU/Ochsner Ophthalmology training program in New Orleans in 2009, where he served as Chief Resident.

Dr. Daniel Kurica specializes in all aspects of medical and surgical eye care including, but not limitied to, cataracts, glaucoma, diabetic eye disease, and pediatric ophthalmology. He strives to treat each patient thoroughly in a conservative, compassionate, and meticulous manner.

Dr. Kurica enjoys playing golf and is an avid LSU fan.


Rudolph Franklin, M.D.

Rudolph M. Franklin, M.D. earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. His postgraduate training in ophthalmology was done at The Wilmer Eye Institute, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore Maryland. His additional training in immunology and retinal diseases also took place at Wilmer. Dr. Franklin served two years in U.S. Public Health Service stationed in Bethesda, M.D. performing immunology and allergy research.

Dr. Franklin moved to the New Orleans area to join the Faculty at the L.S.U. Medical Center, New Orleans, where he was promoted to Professor of Ophthalmology. He then pursued a private practice in New Orleans and various sites along the Gulf Coast. His primary office location in New Orleans flooded when Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, and the primary office was relocated to Slidell, LA.

Doctor Franklin specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the retina and inflammatory eye diseases including Uveitis. Dr. Franklin has been in practice in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region since 1978.


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