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They say the eye is the window to the soul — and as retina specialists, we feel the retina is the window to the body. Not only do we manage several of the leading causes of blindness, but we also detect signs of systemic disease in the eye like vascular diseases, autoimmune diseases and metastasis.
Retina specialists in the Department of Ophthalmology provide medical and surgical care at the Nelson Clinic and Stony Point Surgery Center for a variety of ocular and systemic conditions using the following state-of-the-art diagnostics and treatment modalities:
We diagnose, manage and treat a range of conditions and diseases related to the retina, including:
Residents rotate through the retina service every year, at both the VCU Medical Center and the VA Medical Center. With early participation in direct patient care, trainees perform injections and lasers in clinic and assist and perform parts of vitreoretinal procedures in the operating room. We encourage and support residents with special interest in vitreoretinal diseases or intraocular inflammation in pursuing fellowship training after residency. Medical students also rotate through our service during their fourth-year advanced electives. Learn more about our residency