VisionAmerica – Huntsville, AL
1150 Eagletree Lane
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 533-8801
Fax: (256) 533-8803
Toll Free: (877) 365-3092
Patricia Fulmer, O.D.
Dr. Patricia Fulmer specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of complex eye diseases, with emphasis in glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy. Her clinical experience also includes pre- and post-operative management of an assortment of surgical procedures, including cataract surgery.
Dr. Fulmer attended the University of Alabama where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art History. While there, she completed the University Honors Program, International Honors Program, and Blount Undergraduate Initiative and studied abroad in both England and Italy. Dr. Fulmer then went on to earn her Doctorate of Optometry Degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Optometry, receiving academic honors and earning the Leadership Award and Award of Excellence upon graduation. She was active in the direction of many organizations, including the Beta Sigma Kappa and Gold Key honor societies, and founded the school’s student chapter of the American Academy of Optometry.
After UABSO, Dr. Fulmer moved to Amarillo, Texas, to complete a residency in Ocular Disease and Primary Care at the Thomas E. Creek VA Medical Center. She feels fortunate to have provided well-deserved care for veterans who served in every branch of our country’s military, including veterans who served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Enduring Freedom, and World War II. This experience furthered her clinical skills and knowledge in hospital-based care and management of various eye diseases, as well as gave her a chance to give back to those who have given so much. While at the VA, Dr. Fulmer was also an instructor for interns and presented educational seminars for veterans. She is currently a member of the American Optometric Association and the American Academy of Optometry.
Born and raised in Alabama, Dr. Fulmer loves to watch the Crimson Tide roll on game days. She also enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with friends and family, especially at the beach.
Irene H. Ludwig earned her M.D. degree from the Cornell University Medical College in 1979. She performed her internship in general surgery at the University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. She then served as a resident in ophthalmology at the Cleveland Clinical Foundation in Cleveland. Following two years of research at the National Eye Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, she then took a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
In 1986, she joined the staff of Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, New York, where she was appointed to the position of clinical assistant professor of Ophthalmology, Albany Medical College of Union University. In 1992, she joined the faculty at LSU Eye Center in New Orleans, where she was an associate professor, performing research and teaching new surgical techniques.
Dr. Irene Ludwig is widely known for her innovative new technologies in adult and children’s eye surgery. She is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Ophthalmological Society, the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the Costenbader Society and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology. Her accomplishments in the field of pediatric ophthalmology include lecturing at scientific meetings and publishing a number of ophthalmological papers.
In 2016, Dr. Ludwig was named the recipient of the David S. Friendly Honor Award by the Costenbader Society, Inc. Recipients are chosen based on their contributions to children, society, science, and ophthalmology.
Dr. Ludwig has other areas of research interest, including the connection between strabismus and sinus disease, improved surgical techniques of superior oblique palsy and a new repair of diplopia caused by facial trauma.
Dr. Mulrooney specializes in general ophthalmology and cataract surgery. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Memphis in 1990 and went on to pursue his Medical Doctor degree at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, where he graduated in 1995.
Upon graduation, he completed a one year Transitional Internship at Methodist Hospitals in Memphis, Tennessee before moving to Kansas City, Kansas to pursue a three year Ophthalmology residency at the University of Kansas. Once he completed his residency, he moved back to Tennessee where he completed a one year Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Fellowship with Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Associates.
After Dr. Mulrooney completed his fellowship, he moved back to Kansas to serve as an Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology and as the Director of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgical Service. He served at the University of Kansas until he joined VisionAmerica in October 2004 as the Huntsville cataracts surgeon.
Dr. Mulrooney is board certified with the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. He has also authored ophthalmologic publications.
Dr. Mulrooney is married and has two young children.
Darrell E. Wolfley, M.D. is an ophthalmic plastic surgeon specializing in eyelid surgery and surgical procedures of the orbit, forehead, cheeks and lacrimal drainage system.
A Cum Laude graduate of the University of Utah with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Wolfley then graduated with honors from Northwest University Medical School where he was elected to membership in Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Society. After completing a straight medicine internship with the University of Washington in Seattle, Dr. Wolfley then completed ophthalmology residency at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee and Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. After completion of his tour of duty in the U.S. Army, Dr. Wolfley then did a fellowship in ophthalmic plastics and reconstructive surgery at New York Medical College in New York, NY.
Prior to joining VisionAmerica, Dr. Wolfley was Professor of Ophthalmology and Director of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.
He is certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a Fellow in the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery. He is one of only twenty ophthalmologists in the United States certified by the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastics Surgery to train younger ophthalmologists in the field of Ophthalmic Plastics and Reconstructive surgery. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an outstanding surgeon and a gifted teacher. He has been visiting professor and guest lecturer in more than thirty different Universities and ten different countries. Dr. Wolfley performs a variety of oculoplastics procedures at numerous locations for Eye Health Partners, including in Huntsville.