Led by subspecialist Nikisha Q. Richards, M.D., VCU’s oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery unit provides a broad range of medical and surgical treatment for eye-related trauma and disorders of the eyelids, lacrimal drainage system and orbits.
The field of oculoplastics is active and varied, and we perform the gamut of procedures, including but not limited to:
- Ptosis repair
- Ectropion repair
- Entropion repair
- Removal of growths and tumors
- Orbital surgery
- Lacrimal system surgery
- Trauma repair
Nikisha Q. Richards, M.D. F.A.C.S.
“My weeks are never the same. One day I could be repairing someone’s tear duct or treating a stye, and the next day I could be removing a cancerous tumor from an eye socket.”
The department is proud to perform surgeries and provide training across the full spectrum of oculoplastics. Residents rotate through the oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery unit during their PGY-3 year, with direct supervision and graduated autonomy in the operating and minor surgery rooms. We also utilize wet labs for practical teaching.
Our residency program fosters robust mentorship opportunities for trainees, and those seeking a fellowship in oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery will find the support and preparation they need within the department.Learn more about our residency