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Corneal Transplant Surgery

General Ophthalmology | Retinal Disorder Treatment | Richmond VA | Chester VA | Petersburg VAMost often used to restore vision in patients with a damaged cornea, cornea transplants are performed more than any other transplant operation in the nation. As experts in advanced surgical methods, the microsurgeons at Virginia Eye Institute perform this outpatient procedure with tremendous precision and success.

Specializing in DSAEK

Virginia Eye Institute’s Donna D. Brown, M.D. is one the few physicians in Virginia performing an innovative new corneal transplantation technique. Though relatively new to the United States, Descemet’s stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK) has been practiced in Europe for a number of years. DSAEK is a surgical treatment for corneal disease used when the inner lining of the cornea is affected. Since DSAEK removes only the inner lining of the cornea and does not require corneal sutures, the procedure is safer, allows for faster healing, quicker vision recovery, and less chance of astigmatism.

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General Ophthalmology

As you well know, your eyes can be exposed to many hazards throughout your daily work and play. As one of the most sensitive and easily damaged parts of the body, it’s important to act quickly when you’ve suffered an eye injury. Even if the injury seems minor, have a Virginia Eye Institute ophthalmologist examine the eye as soon as possible. Rapid medical attention will ensure the injury is properly cared for before it has a chance to worsen.

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Retinal Disorders & Treatment

General Ophthalmology | Retinal Disorder Treatment | Richmond VA | Chester VA | Petersburg VADiseases of the retina vary greatly – from common and easily resolved to those that are quite difficult to diagnose and treat. Advanced training in all retinal diseases, as well as the sophisticated equipment at our facilities, such as lasers, digital imaging technology and optical coherence tomography (OCT), provide Virginia Eye Institute specialists with the methods of detecting and treating retinal problems. We offer the latest treatments for retinal disorders, including macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and detached or torn retina. Virginia Eye Institute retina specialists have been involved in a number of ground breaking clinical research trials that have lead to the development of many modern treatments for ophthalmic disease.

» For more information, visit the American Academy of Opthalmology

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Optometry & Eye Care in Virginia

As with most medical fields, there are a number of specialists within eye care who can provide you with the right diagnosis and care for your specific condition. Ophthalmologists and optometrists each have different areas of expertise. At Virginia Eye Institute, we’ll recommend the best specialist for you. Certified by the National Board of Examiners in Optometry, the Virginia Eye Institute optometrists specialize in the proper diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of eye disorders.

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The eye is part of the central nervous system. As such, there are a wide variety of conditions that affect the eye as part of its relationships to the brain and spinal cord. Some diseases that a neuro-ophthalmologist may see include optic neuritis, optic neuropathy, optic disk edema, ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors or stroke affecting vision, idiopathic intracranial hypertension (pseudotumor cerebri) unexplained visual loss, headaches and double vision.

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