Paul McDaniel, D.O.
Southern Eye Group

As an ophthalmologist and osteopathic physician, Dr. Paul McDaniel is uniquely qualified to provide a full spectrum of eye care in a patient centered approach. Dr. McDaniel has expertise in surgical and medical management of a variety of ocular pathology including cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, strabismus, pterygium, refractive surgery and astigmatism correction, cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery, and other advanced surgery.

Originally from Covington, Louisiana, Dr. McDaniel graduated cum laude from Tulane University with a B.S. and M.S. in Neuroscience. He then attended medical school at the founding school of osteopathic medicine, AT Still University in Kirksville, Missouri where he graduated with honors. He moved to St. Louis for his medical internship which was done at St. Mary’s hospital. He then completed his residency training in Ophthalmology at Saint Louis University where he quickly gained a reputation for being a highly skilled and proficient surgeon. While there, he pioneered the use of MIGS (minimally invasive glaucoma surgery) at his residency program and was instrumental in incorporating their use into daily practice at Saint Louis University.

Dr. McDaniel has been involved in teaching and research throughout his career. He has many peer reviewed publications, authored multiple book chapters, and has presented research at national meetings. He also has a passion for patient education and believes patients do best when they understand their eye and its associated disease processes. Dr. McDaniel strives to give every patient the care and education they deserve.

A devoted husband and a father, Dr. McDaniel is happily married to his wife, Kylie. They have one child together, their daughter, Maren. Together, the three of them enjoy being outside, hiking, playing games, watching movies, swimming, golfing, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. McDaniel cares deeply for his patients and understands that everyone is different with unique goals and needs. Whether its cataract surgery, dry eye management, glaucoma surgery, or any other eye problem, Dr. McDaniel will work hard to provide you with the best, individualized care that you deserve!