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:
- Spectral domain optical coherence tomography
- High-resolution wide and ultra-wide field digital fluorescein and indocyanine green angiography
- Fundus auto-fluorescence and near infrared imaging
- B-scan ultrasound and ultrasound biomicroscopy
- Laser photocoagulation
- Intravitreal drug delivery
- Vitrectomy and scleral buckles
We diagnose, manage and treat a range of conditions and diseases related to the retina, including:
- Age-related macular degeneration
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal vascular occlusions
- Sickle cell retinopathy
- Screening for drug-induced retinal toxicity
- Retinal detachment
- Inflammation related to ocular infections and autoimmune disorders
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
Vikram S. Brar, M.D.
Program Director & Interim Chair
Jessica D. Randolph, M.D.
Director of Medical Student Education & Asst Prof