Dr. Nieman returned to her home state to join Texan Eye as a Cornea & External Disease specialist. She received a Bachelor degree from Baylor University and a Medical degree from the University of Texas – Houston Medical School. She completed an Ophthalmology residency at Tulane University Medical Center and a fellowship in Cornea, External Disease and Keratorefractive Surgery at the University of Texas – Southwestern in Dallas. Upon completion of her training in 2004, she was recruited to be an Assistant Professor and Director of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Service at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. During this time, she also served as a consulting physician at the Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the Assistant Medical Director for the Arkansas Lions Eye Bank and Laboratory.
Dr. Nieman specializes in disease of the cornea and ocular surface in adults and children: dry eye, keratoconus, corneal infection, dystrophy and malignancy…etc. In addition to cataract and refractive surgery, she performs both the conventional corneal transplant and the new partial thickness corneal transplant (DSAEK), as well as other ocular surface treatments: superficial keratectomy and phototherapeutic keratectomy with the excimer laser. Dr. Nieman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She is a member of the American Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, the Paton Society of the Eye Bank Association of America, and the Castroviejo Cornea Society. Dr. Nieman has been serving as the Medical Director of the Lone Star Lions Eye Bank since 2009 and was recently named one of Austin’s Best Doctors by Austin Monthly Magazine.