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Eric Purdy, MD, Ophthalmology, Bluffton, IN, Lutheran Hospital of Indiana


Ophthalmology Bluffton, IN

Cornea & External Disease, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Oculo-Plastic & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric & Strabismus


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  • Office

    Bluffton Medical Group
    1 Caylor Nickel Sq
    Bluffton, IN 46714
    Phone+1 260-824-3500
    Fax+1 260-479-2986
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  • Comprehensive ophthalmology with subspecialty in oculoplastic, orbital & lacrimal surgery, and subspecialties of neuro-ophthalmology, complex anterior segment and reconstructive surgery, glaucoma surgery, corneal transplantation, strabismus surgery, medical retina, and ophthalmic trauma.

    I organize and serve on five or more international humanitarian eye surgery mission projects each year.

Education & Training

  • University of Florida
    University of FloridaResidency, Ophthalmology, 1987 - 1990
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
    Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)Residency, Internal Medicine, 1983 - 1986
  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Southern Illinois University School of MedicineClass of 1983

Certifications & Licensure

  • IN State Medical License
    IN State Medical License 1993 - 2023
  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 1990 - 2004
  • FL State Medical License
    FL State Medical License 1986 - 1991
  • MN State Medical License
    MN State Medical License 1984 - 1986
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FAAO) American Academy of Ophthalmology

Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • The heart and the eye: seeing the links  
    EP Purdy, EyeNet, 12/1/2015
  • Joint Tsunami-Relief Humanitarian Mission with US Navy and Project Hope: Ophthalmic Considerations  
    EP Purdy, EyeNet, 2005
  • Visual Loss following Epidural Steroid Injection  
    EP Purdy, GA Ajimal, Anesthesia and Analgesia, 1998
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Books/Book Chapters

Press Mentions

  • Innovation and Inspiration
    Innovation and InspirationOctober 14th, 2021
  • ‘MacGyvering’ in Developing Nations
    ‘MacGyvering’ in Developing NationsOctober 14th, 2021

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • Spanish

Hospital Affiliations