The Department of Ophthalmology serves as the ophthalmic referral center for central and western Virginia and for parts of West Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. The Department proudly employs over 60 dedicated and experienced staff members. Its nineteen (19) faculty members teach and conduct research with eleven (11) ophthalmology residents, three (3) ophthalmology fellows, and one (1) optometry resident. We offer comprehensive ophthalmic care as well as the following sub-specialties: anterior segment/cornea, contact lenses, glaucoma, LASIK, neuro-ophthalmology, oculo-plastics, pediatric eye care, and medical and surgical retina.

Comprehensive Ophthalmology

Cornea & Anterior Segment

Cornea & Refractive



Ocular Oncology

Oculoplastics & Orbital Reconstructive Surgery

Optometry & Contact Lens



Vitreo-Retinal Disease, Uveitis, & Ocular Immunology

Vitreo-Retinal Disease & Surgery

Clinical Faculty

  • B. Christian Carter, MD (Pediatric)
  • Bruce T. Carter, MD (Pediatric)
  • Brian P. Conway, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)

Visiting Faculty

  • Jennifer Davis, OD (Contact Lens)
  • Nicola G. Ghazi, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)
  • David, M. Harman, MD (Comprehensive)
  • Andrew Holzman, MD (Refractive)
  • Binoy R. Jani, MD (Cornea & Refractive Surgery)
  • David Khorram, MD (Comprehensive)
  • Todd J. Long, MD (Comprehensive)
  • Mohit Nanda, MD (Vitreo-retinal)
  • G. Peyton Netrour, MD (Refractive)
  • Rachna D. Patel, MD (Cornea & External Disease)
  • L. Edward Perraut, MD (Refractive Surgery)
  • Stephen Record, OD (Contact Lens & Low Vision)
  • Marc Shields, MD (Oculopastics & Orbital Disease)
  • Eric D. Weber, MD (Neuro-ophthalmology)

Joint Appointments

Emeritus Faculty

  • Brian P. Conway, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)
  • James S. Tiedeman, MD, PhD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)

VAMC Full-Time Faculty

  • Damien M. Luviano, MD, FACS (Comprehensive)
  • John Wood, MD (Comprehensive & Cataract Surgery)

VAMC Visiting Faculty

  • Timothy R. Byrnes, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)
  • David G. Harper, MD (Neuro-ophthalmology)
  • Craig D. Hartranft, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)
  • John L. Hines, MD (Vitreo-retinal Disease)
  • Nicholas A. Ramey, MD (Oculoplastics & Orbital Disease)
  • George W. Riddick, Jr., MD (Comprehensive)
  • William M. Thompson, MD (Comprehensive)