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Eye Center South, Wall Eye Care form partnership.899

Wall Eye Care Associates and Eye Surgery Center on Palmyra Road in Albany will become Eye Center South, Albany, after Dr. Scot Wall sold his practice to Eye Center South.

Wall Eye Care Associates and Eye Surgery Center on Palmyra Road in Albany will become Eye Center South, Albany, after Dr. Scot Wall sold his practice to Eye Center South.

ALBANY — Dr. Scot Wall, an Albany ophthalmologist who has been practicing here for more than three decades, has reached an agreement in which Wall Eye Care has become Eye Center South, Albany.

Wall will continue to see patients in Albany despite selling the practice and the real estate at 2308 Palmyra Road.

“Dr. Scot Wall’s tradition of eye care excellence is evident in every aspect of his ophthalmic practice and surgery center, and we are proud to partner with him as part of our family at Eye Center South,” said Marnix Heersink, M.D., and founder and medical director of Eye Center South.

Heersink said the goal of the transaction is to make the process “seamless’ for patients, staff and doctors. The deal closed Monday.

“Patients will appreciate hearing that Dr. Wall will continue seeing patients as usual and will have access to additional eye care for retinal and diabetic eye diseases, cataract surgery and refractive surgery,” Heersink said.

In the transaction, Eye Center South obtains the 6,000-square-foot Wall Eye facilities. Eye Center South got its start in 1980 when Heersink and John Fortin opened an ophthalmology practice in downtown Dothan, Ala. The practice has since expanded in Dothan and is now located on Ross Clark Circle.

Eye Center South expanded to Andalusia, Ala., in 1985. Two Florida locations were added later including at Panama City in 2004 and Destin in 2006.

Similar to its other three locations, Eye Center South Albany’s services will also include cataract removal and lens implantation, laser vision correction, glaucoma management, retinal care and treatment for diabetic eye disease.

Heersink said additional services may be added.

In addition to Wall, doctors who will see patients in the Albany office include Robert Leitner, Kirk Sturridge, Sebastian Heersink and Ram Peddada.