The knowledge to treat you better

The best doctors never leave medical school. At EVMS Ophthalmology, our physicians are also teaching faculty. Community faculty and physicians in training (residents) are an extension of our practice.

The integration of our practice with EVMS residents and physicians enhances your care and provides an academic advantage unique to our group.

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Who should see an ophthalmologist?

Ask your doctor for a referral if you:

  • Are a diabetic patient that requires yearly examinations
  • Have a family history of eye disease (glaucoma, macular degeneration/etc.)
  • Are an older patient with visual complaints to evaluate for cataracts:
    • Difficulty with night vision/driving
    • Difficulty reading
  • All sickle cell patients, especially sickle cell disease
  • Have signs of eye infection refractive to treatment or atypical in presentation
  • Are diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA),rheumatoid arthritis (RA), sarcoidosis, inflammatory bowel disease or other rheumatologic diseases to screen for uveitis
  • Those who use ethambutol or plaquenil and require baseline and ongoing screening examinations
  • Have visual complaints such as flashes, dimming of vision or missing part of the visual field require urgent evaluation to rule out retinal detachment

Our Locations

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Ophthalmology, Lions Eye Center

River Pavilion
600 Gresham Drive
Norfolk, VA 23507

Conditions we treat

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General Ophthalmology

  • Cataract screening and surgical management
  • Evaluation of refractive problems including contact lens fitting
  • Glaucoma screening and treatment
  • Diabetic eye disease screening and treatment
  • Treatment of eye injuries
  • Evaluation and treatment of eye infections
  • Evaluation and treatment of dry eye and ocular allergies
  • Comprehensive ocular examinations for inherited and acquired eye diseases including macular degeneration
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  • Treatment of all forms of glaucoma
  • Sophisticated newer technology providing nerve fiber layer analysis.
  • Visual field testing
  • All aspects of medical, laser and surgical therapy for glaucoma
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  • General eye exams for the pediatric population
  • Treatment of crossed eyes (strabismus) and amblyopia
  • Consultative services for ocular manifestations of pediatric illnesses
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  • Evaluation and treatment of lid and orbital disorders including thyroid eye disease and ptosis
  • Cosmetic treatment of brow and lid ptosis
  • Surgical treatment of lid and orbital disorders


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Refractive Surgery

  • Latest refractive surgical techniques
  • LASIK (laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis)
  • PRK (photorefractive keratectomy)
  • Intralase
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Retina and Cornea/Uveitis Services

  • Subspecialty evaluation of complex diabetic retinal disease.
  • Laser therapy for diabetic eye disease
  • All aspects of retina surgical intervention
  • Advanced treatment of macular degeneration
  • Evaluation of complex cornea disease including dystrophies, degenerations and keratoconus
  • Medical and surgical treatment for all aspects of cornea disease
  • Diagnosis and management of uveitic eye diseases