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Ophthalmology

Call us today to schedule your appointment: (804) 828-9315

VCU Health Ophthalmology provides eye care services in both ambulatory and in-patient settings. Services range from general eye exams to the treatment of complex vision disorders. Our department is among the first in the U.S. to offer implantable telescope technology. We are a major training ground for Virginia's future ophthalmologists and are committed to attracting excellent residents and recruiting outstanding faculty to provide resident training and patient care.

Specialties and services

  • Comprehensive ophthalmology
    Comprehensive eye exam, cataract evaluation, urgent eye care, screening for diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and macular degeneration; and management of dry eyes.
  • Cataract surgery
    Comprehensive eye care and surgical care for individuals requiring cataract extraction.
  • Oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery
    We offer medical and surgical treatment for trauma and various disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal drainage system and orbits.
  • Cornea and external diseases
    We treat disorders of the cornea as well as the external segment of the eye (i.e. corneal trauma, scarring, ulcer, infection and edema; keratoconus, Fuchs’ dystrophy, pterygium)
  • Glaucoma
    We are dedicated to delivering advanced treatment to people suffering from glaucoma, which consists of a group of disorders that affect pressure within the eye and cause damage to the optic nerve. 
  • Retina and vitreous diseases
    Our retina service is committed to providing comprehensive management of both medical and surgical diseases that affects the retina and vitreous, including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, uveitis, endophthalmitis, and more. 
  • Pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus
    We treat strabismus (eye misalignment) in both adults and children. It is important to have potential problems checked early to help children achieve the best possible lifelong vision. We evaluate children with all types of eye problems and commonly treat conditions including refractive errors, Strabismus, which involves misalignment such as crossed eyes and can produce double vision and eyelid problems such as droopiness or swelling (chalazia or styes). Visit the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU site for more information. 
  • Neuro-ophthalmology
    We provide consultation and referral care for patients with vision disorders related to the nervous system, including conditions of the optic nerve and visual pathways, papilledema, transient visual loss, diplopia, ocular motor disturbances, pupil abnormalities and eyelid ptosis. 
  • Optometric services
    We provide primary eye care and evaluation of the visual system including refractive, contact lens and ocular health examinations. Our optometrists are specialists in contact lens management and fit contacts for both cosmetic and medically necessary purposes.